Battery rechargeable at any USB-port

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-02-01 13:10:24 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Rechargeable batteries with an integrated USB-plug saves on chargers. Recharges 500 times.

Charging at the laptop

I use a wireless keyboard and mouse and, Murphy’s law, when I am on my way the rechargeable batteries run out. Now a great solution; Charge the batteries at the laptops USB-port.

Rechargeable batteries are great! They power all our favorite gadgets. Without them, we’d be tossing all these alkaline batteries and their caustic chemicals back into the environment after only one time use, and that’s a recipe for bad times. Especially when they are not properly recycled.

The problem with rechargeables is the myriad plugs, ports, sockets and bays you need to have around to keep them filled with electrons. Oh, the battery’s dead, but where’s that recharger? Sound familiar? Then, one day, an enterprising geek built the charger into the battery. Not just any charger, mind you. They used a standard USB port built right into the battery.

Now, when your batteries are flatlining, pop the cap, and jam ‘em into your nearest standard USB port. Whether it’s on your computer, laptop, monitor or powered USB hub, all you need is 250mA of juice from your universal serial bus, and a little patience. In just a few hours, you’ll have 1300mAH of power!

Recharges up to 500 times

Designer: British Design Duo (simon daniel, chris wright)
Manufacturer: Moixa Energy Ltd (UK)
Category: Re-use, rechargeable, battery


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