Eneloop

  • Sanyo presents world's first carbon fiber electric bike (and a foldable model)

    Sanyo landed a huge hit with its eneloop brand that includes a number of “green” products, such as lamps, batteries or even Wii controllers. In the past few months, the company also introduced electric bikes that featured eneloop technology, one of which it wanted to sell outside Japan as well. Now Nippon gets another two eneloop-branded bikes [JP], a carbon fiber model and a… Read More

  • Stylish and eco-friendly: Sanyo's eneloop lamps (video)

    Sanyo Japan today announced the strange, vase-like “eneloop lamp” [press release in English] that can be used both as a regular interior light or as a flashlight (when you pick it up and hold it like one). As a third option, the device also serves as a “healing lamp” once you switch from white to blue lighting. The eneloop lamp can be charged wirelessly by putting it on… Read More

  • Japan gets solar parking spot for electric bikes

    Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular in Japan as top electronics brands such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Yamaha are rolling out new models monthly. In December last year, Sanyo announced an electric bike and said it may even be exported to overseas markets soon. Today, the company said [JP] that from March on, the local government of Tokushima Prefecture in Southern Japan will get… Read More

  • Sanyo unveils Eneloop electric hybrid bike, plans to sell it outside Japan as well

    Sanyo today unveiled the Eneloop electric hybrid bike [JP], which will be on sale in Japan in early February 2009. The company is following Toshiba, Yamaha (Yamaha even sells two bikes) and Panasonic with their new addition to its Eneloop series of particularly “green” electronic products. The bike is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and harnesses energy from braking… Read More

  • Sanyo presents 4 new, partly "green" Eneloop products

    Sanyo Japan [JP] today unveiled a number of new Eneloop products that will go on sale in Japan on October 10th (no word on availability outside this country yet). The Eneloop Solar Light [JP] (pictured above) is equipped with Sanyo’s self-developed “HIT solar cell” and ready for use in areas without power supply or during emergency situations. The device, which can be used… Read More

  • Panasonic announces new Evolta super-batteries

    Yesterday Panasonic unveiled new rechargeable batteries in their Evolta series [JP], which clearly top existing products in terms of lifetime. In Japan, they will go on sale on October 1 (no word on availability outside this country yet). Users can supposedly recharge the nickel-metal hydride batteries up to 1,200 times, around 20% more than existing Evolta products and Sanyo’s… Read More

  • Sanyo adds new Eneloop batteries to its lineup

    Today Sanyo announced that from September 12, they will be offering C and D-sized rechargeable eneloop batteries. However, the lineup of AA and AAA-sized batteries will be expanded in Japan first. Sanyo hasn’t talked about release dates or prices for other markets yet. In Japan, one C-sized battery will cost $13 (D-size version: $15). The batteries are rechargeable up to 1,000 times. Read More

  • Sanyo offers clever Eneloop solution for Wii wireless controllers

    Wii users may never have to take the batteries out of their wireless controllers again. Today Sanyo announced [JP] it has teamed up with Nintendo to develop a Wii battery and charger set that is based on the Eneloop concept. These low self-discharge NiMH batteries feature longer shelf life. The Eneloop battery pack is placed on the back of the Wii controller. All you have to do after playing is… Read More

  • Hand Warmers Use Eneloop Technology

    Although winter seems to be coming to end in NYC (I’m sure I’ll eat my words next week), these eco-friendly hand warmers, dubbed the Eneloop Kairo, are good for those who find themselves outside more than they want to. The Sanyo device uses solar power technology called Eneloop to recharge its batteries. The hand warmers come with a solar panel, and even if you don’t want to… Read More