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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Unboxing world’s first contactless wiimote charger
Read the full story Gaming 01:20 AM JMLH • Permalink

It’s not due to hit the stores until August 25, but Sanyo was good enough to send me its new Wiimote charger based on eneloop rechargeable batteries, so why not unbox the thing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wiimote battery pack shocker brings contactless charging
Read the full story Gaming 12:34 AM JMLH • Permalink

We hinted at it yesterday, and can confirm today that Sanyo has become the first company to provide an officially licensed charger set for Nintendo’s Wiimote controller.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sanyo’s greener, cleaner future (or why the Japanese giant gave itself the mother of all makeovers)

Of the many huge Japanese electronics purveyors that we’ve long been familiar with, one name that rarely stands out from the pack is that of Sanyo.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Evolta’s the name, juicing your gadgets forever’s the game

If, for some reason, you’ve been keeping track of the thrilling progress of the Guinness record for the world’s most powerful alkaline battery, then get out your pen, ruler and notebook and prepare to make a new entry courtesy of Panasonic.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Battery day: Cheapo MP3 player runs for a year on half a dozen AAAs

Let’s stick to the basics - NHC’s 34g Ecolong plays MP3 and WMA, comes in a choice of white or camouflage designs, makes a single AAA battery last 85 hours and is as ugly as sin.

Sanyo phone runs for 10 days on AA battery

Some of us dinosaurs may just remember a few early mobile phones that were capable on running on regular batteries – they were mostly very low-spec handsets with rechargeable cells that could be swapped out in a pinch for a few minutes of talk time at most.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sony Bio Battery powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks
Read the full story Audio | R&D 07:29 AM JMLH • Permalink

Sony Japan has just posted a short video and press release detailing its latest fuel cell - a device that uses not ethanol or methanol this time, but glucose extracted from grape juice and sports drinks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New slim PSP battery arrives but has lower capacity

With the new version of the PlayStation Portable less than a month away, Sony Japan has announced that it will sell a separate slimline battery for the handheld there.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Panasonic electric car does 100km/h on 192 double AAs

We’re really hoping that if Panasonic is planning to market its new Oxyride electric car at Christmastime it manages to include a few packs of batteries in the box to keep the kids happy past lunchtime.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nissan and NEC to clean up electric car market with more powerful Li-ion cells


Two of Japan’s largest companies are joining forces to help clean up a little of the pollution that Tokyo is famous for by improving the viability of electric cars.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

World’s first battery-powered manned plane takes regular AAs



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