USBCELL: AA Batteries Rechargeable Through USB

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Moixa Energy announced Friday USBCELL, rechargeable AA batteries that you recharge through a USB port. The batteries are made with Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and charge to 90% in five hours. They work like regular AA batteries, and when you need to recharge them, you flip one end up like a cap and plug it into your USB port.

Features:

  • Can be used just like a normal battery and can be recharged anywhere simply by plugging into a USB port
  • Made with NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) to last for an extensive time period and ensure optimum performance
  • Charges 90% in just 5 hours and even charging for just 1 hour provides 50% battery life
  • Can be reused hundreds of times before replacement
  • Eliminates the hassle of separate charge adapters and cables
  • Significantly reduces the amount of battery waste harmful to the environment
  • Side indicator lights show when battery is charging, 90% charged, and fully charged

USBCELL is priced at US$17.99, and is available from the company’s Web site.

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Comments

vasic

Only 1300mAh??? That is barely half of what current NiMH batteries can hold. What you get in convenience, you give up in performance…

geoduck

And sometimes there are products that are just too damn clever.

I love these.

Bryan Chaffin

I agree, geoduck (though I haven’t tested them!). I think there is a limited need for such batteries (versus batteries that are recharged through a wall socket), but for those who do actually need them, they will prove invaluable.

Lee Dronick

Okay, this begs the question are there USB chargers for “real” AA batteries?

Lee Dronick

Only 1300mAh??? That is barely half of what current NiMH batteries can hold. What you get in convenience, you give up in performance?

I checked and there are AA/AAA battery chargers you can plug into a USB port.

Either the USBCELL gadget or a device that charges regular AA batteries could be handy when traveling and say you are carrying a wireless battery or something.

Nookster

I thought these were long gone as a product.

PC World got rid of their stock for 47p a pair.

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