Batteries

Boston-Power's eco friendly HP laptop batteries now on sale

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bpeco.jpg" alt="" />Boston-Power announced earlier today that their line of Sonata Li-ion batteries for 18 HP notebooks (about 70 percent

DIY solar rechargeable batteries

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/3284219119_f38acbac63_b.jpg" />So there are already rechargeable batteries, and there are already solar power devices to charge batteries

Chinese man killed by exploding cellphone; a few helpful tips

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/explosion.jpg" />Make sure to say “I love you, honey” after hanging up on your wife today. You know why? Because if what <a HREF="htt

Fashionable(?) wristband charges your phone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/chinavasioncvfzg032side.jpg">Get right outta town, I would actually use this. It’s a somewhat unassuming wristband (looks like it’s m

Gigantic G1 extended battery more than doubles battery life

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/seidio1.jpg">Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to <strike>see me</strike> not have to recharge your G1 every two hours

Review: Innocell 1400mAh Extended Life Battery for T-Mobile G1

<img class="left" title="BASI14TMG1-2" style="display:inline;" height="175" alt="BASI14TMG1-2" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/basi14tmg12.jpg" width="394" />The wait for a s

Extended 1400mAh G1 battery now shipping

<img class="left" title="BASI14TMG1-2T" style="display:inline;" height="194" alt="BASI14TMG1-2T" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/basi14tmg12t.jpg" width="250" />If you own th

Li-ion battery makers appeal to Congress for $1bn in aid

There’s a lot of money going out the door for the auto makers (well, maybe) and more so for the finance business, so I think it’s wise for some of the less bubble-orientated sectors to poi

Former chairman wants Intel to make electric car batteries

Andrew Grove, former Intel Corp chairman, is pushing the world’s biggest maker of microprocessors to diversify business by becoming a manufacturer of advanced batteries for plug-in electric ca

Longer life lithium-ion batteries coming to a hybrid near you

Hybrid and plug-in vehicles have been plagued by poor battery performance in the past. The next-gen rides simply do not offer that much MPG improvement because of the lackluster batteries, but LG Ch

HP to sell laptop battery with 3-year no degradation claim

HP might have a solution to laptops batteries slow death thanks to a Boston-Power-made battery. The battery, dubbed Enviro by HP, should hit select platforms in early 2009 features with some kick-ass

Energizer will debut fancy new Zinc Air Prismatic battery at CES 2009

What’s the most annoying part of your favorite gadget, be it your laptop, your phone or your portable media player? In fact, what do they all have in common? Here’s one vote for terrible b

A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

Quick Version: We take a look at three different iPhone/iPod chargers from Kensington, RichardSolo, and i.Sound, weighing the pros and cons of each.

New battery technology lasts up to 7 times as longer than traditional batteries

Once upon a time, I was at some press conference somewhere dealing with laptops and someone in the audience asked why battery technology hasn’t improved. The exec on stage replied something to t

Febot conceptually charges your batteries with the power of wind!

This little guy, the Febot, charges your batteries, literally. Like, it literally charges Duracell (and other, lesser brands) batteries. Well, “literally” is a bit strong, as it’s only a con

Safety Commission recalls 35,000 Sony batteries

Just a heads up that there are a handful of potentially dangerous laptop batteries floating around out there. These ones are made by Sony but are found in certain models of HP, Toshiba, and Dell noteb

My Humps: Check out this nine cell netbook battery!

Holy crap, you could drive a truck under that thing. That’s a nine cell battery for the MSI Wind netbook, which is available on Ebay’s UK site according to a post in the MsiWind.net forums. The it

External MacBook Pro battery adds life, costs ducats

I would caution you all against buying accessories for your Apple laptop now, a week before a major Apple announcement, but this external battery does look pretty handy. It plugs right into the MBP as

Magnetic battery discovery may lead to cooler laptops

Remember the word “spintronics” as you may be hearing more and more about it over the coming months. It’s basically a phenomenon that creates magnetic currents that behave much in the same way t

European Union Directive could force Apple to re-design iPhone, iPod

A new set of EU Directives could force Apple to re-design its iPod and iPhone in Europe. And if it did that, it might as well re-design them for every market, right? The Directives would force manufac
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