Coleman, our fave traveling companion, has decided that we might need a blender on our next outing. The Road Trip portable device chops and mixes 20-30 pitchers on one full charge of two 6V and 4.5AH rechargeable batteries. With a rubber, non-skid base, push button on/off control, it features an LED battery level indicator. While we might not turn it into a bassomatic, we think maybe all that sleeping on the ground will entice us to make a pitcher of margaritas which Coleman claims only takes 30 seconds. Available with a one year warranty, it carries a MSRP of $77.49.
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The results are in. If you want some decent rechargeable batteries, Sanyo’s eneloops are the way to go. We do a lot of Flipvideoing and lately have been doing some extensive audio interviews, so it came down to purchasing a gazillion batteries from our local dollar store or finding some decent rechargeables that would last more than 12 hours.
While we found plenty of them for very little bucks, we learned a long time ago not to rely on any name in electronics that was unfamiliar. That being said, on a budget less than $39.95 we had our choice of Sony or the eneloops. Since Sony doesn’t have the greatest track record for batteries, we decided to test drive the latter, which comes with four AAs. Full details after the jump.
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You are going to need some batteries once you finish buying all those new video toys. How intelligent of PortaPower to display their wares at the CES. They feature 8 different models of high-power rechargable Li-ion battery packs. The company also promises that they have done sufficient research so they will not explode at high discharge rates. Check with PortaPower either there or online to find out more as they have several price ranges and are product specific.
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Microsoft has introduced what it claims to be the first rechargeable notebook mouse. With a full GB of flash memory, users can work without wires, recharge, and save files at the same time. The Notebook Mouse 8000 will work via 2.4GHz or Bluetooth and has 5 customizable buttons that can be used as an integrated slide presenter, laser pointer, a media remote, and other applications. The rechargeable AAA battery (included) is good for about three weeks on a full charge. Expect to see this one with a MSRP of $71.95 to $99.95, depending on the retail outlet.
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We recently stated that Bluetooth is our new BFF, thanks to its numerous and revolutionary uses. Well now we have a second BFF, for pretty much the same reasons: the USB port. There seems to be no end to the (sometimes wacky) uses for this under-appreciated power source, from thumb drives to heating up gloves. And now comes USBCell, rechargeable batteries from Moixa. Just flip down the battery’s cap, plug into a USB port, and you’re instantly recharging. Easy and portable, no wires or cables, perfect for travelers. Currently, USBCell is only available in AA cell, with 9-Volt and (love this) cell phone batteries coming soon. A 2-pack of AA is available for just under $22 USD plus free shipping.
Nyko announced two products for the Wii at the CES this week, one that will help you save on battery costs, and one that probably won’t. The first (and most exciting) is a set of battery packs and a charging station for those AA-draining Wiimotes. But even though you’re not wasting AA’s in your Wiimotes, you’ll probably go through them just as fast thanks to Nyko’s wireless Wii “sensor” bar (which is, in truth, just two infrared lights on a stick)
Prices haven’t been announced yet (or at least, we can’t find them!), but we’ll stay updated as more information becomes available.
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Being in love with mobile technology and gadgets, the one thing we all have in common is our dependence on batteries. What most don’t know is that there are quite a few varieties of batteries out there, each with it’s own pros and cons. In this episode, we show you a few different batteries, chargers, and hook you up with some knowledge to stay powered while on the go.