Eneloop

  • Sanyo Shipped 150 Million Eneloop Batteries

    Sanyo today announced it has sold 150 million eneloop-branded batteries at the end of December 2010. The company introduced its “green” sub-brand in 2005, and the eneloop product line-up was one of the main reasons Panasonic acquired Sanyo as a whole in December 2009 for $4.6 billion. Read More

  • For Guitarists: Sanyo's Pedal Juice Battery Pack

    Sanyo keeps on adding products to its eneloop brand of eco-friendly, rechargeable batteries. Today the company announced the so-called KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice for the US and other markets, a 9V lithium-ion battery unit designed for charging multiple guitar effects pedals at the same time (it features two 9V outputs and can power multi-effect units and portable recorders, too). Read More

  • Sanyo Celebrates eneloop's 5th Anniversary With Glitter Batteries

    Can you imagine Sanyo without eneloop? Sanyo’s “green” sub brand is now 5 years old, and to commemorate the anniversary, Sanyo plans to roll out special batteries. They even issued an English press release to announce the so-called “eneloop tones glitter” battery pack. Read More

  • Sanyo Announces Rechargeable Waist Warmer And Neck Warmer

    Sanyo Japan has rolled out a number of eneloop-branded warmers in the past, for example for the hand or the whole body (in blanket form). And today the company unveiled rechargeable waist and neck warmers [press release in English]. Read More

  • Sanyo's Outs New Mobile Chargers For Your Portable Gadgets

    Do you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Sony Xperia, a Nintendo DS, or other mobile devices? Do you need a power source when you use these gadgets on the go? If yes, then the mobile chargers Sanyo announced today might do the trick for you. There will be two versions: one, the so-called “eneloop stick booster” (pictured above) comes with adapters (licensed by Nintendo) to power your DS… Read More

  • Sanyo's electric bicycle charges battery on both flat ground and downhill slopes

    We have reported about electric bicycles multiple times in the past, but today Sanyo in Japan announced [press release in English] the “eneloop Hybrid Bicycle” whose battery riders can actively charge while pedaling on flat roads. Previous models, for example this one Sanyo released in 2008, mainly harness energy from braking when the bike goes downhill (“Loop Charge… Read More

  • eneloop music booster: Sanyo's battery charger for music devices

    Even though it’s now a Panasonic subsidiary, Sanyo lives on as its own brand. And one of the major reasons Panasonic bought the company is its “green” image, mainly achieved through selling products under the “eneloop” sub-brand. The latest of these products, the so-called eneloop music booster, was announced today. It’s a rechargeable DC 9V battery unit… Read More

  • Sanyo rolls out "eneloop Stick Booster" for charging mobile devices

    I know this thing looks like a …curling iron, but it’s not. The so-called Stick Booster [press release in English] is Sanyo’s newest addition to it’s ever-growing series of green, “eneloop”-branded products. You can use it to battery-charge your mobile devices. Read More

  • Sanyo's portable solar panel makes solar energy useful for gadget freaks

    Sanyo added a few new products to its successful eneloop brand of “green” electronics today [JP], i.e. a hand warmer, a battery-powered and extra-warm blanket and a neck warmer. The coolest new product is the eneloop portable solar, a portable solar panel that’s sized at 174(W)×204(H)×26(D)mm. Read More

  • 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