September 28, 2010 01:25 by Ty
A small, lightweight and compact camcorder is available with social media in mind. The Looxcie is a camcorder and headset built all in to one system. It’s small enough to wear on your ear and connects using Bluetooth technology to your cell phone. Stream video, audio, or both to your cell phone and upload the media clips to your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts. Phone calls can also used as a Bluetooth headset while video is continuously being recorded. The earbud and camera are flexible and can be swiveled 180 degrees to be worn on the left ear or right ear. Battery life is expected to last between 4-6 hours of use with voice and video recording. The Looxcie camera uses HVGA resolution and records at 15 frames per second. The Bluetooth signal can be sent up to 10 meters away to a cell phone running the Looxcie software. The Looxcie wearable camcorder can be found for around $199 and is a fun new gadget to use to update your friends through social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
September 27, 2010 12:21 by Ty
EBatts has released new cell phone batteries for popular cell phone manufacturers and can be found on their Web site www.eBatts.com. Find replacement cell phone batteries at competitive prices on the eBatts.com Web site. There are thousands of cell phone batteries and chargers in stock and ready to ship for almost all cell phone models.
“With cell phones now a pivotal part of our daily lives, eBatts.com meets the critical need of keeping phones powered and ready to use with an endless supply of batteries and chargers for thousands of new and legacy mobile phones,” says Jessie Revlin, Marketing Director at eBatts.com.
EBatts.com has released new replacement cell phone batteries at low prices for popular brands such as Audiovox, BlackBerry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, Siemens, Sony Ericson, and other cell phone brands. New Samsung cell phone battery models are now available for i8910 Intercept, Instinct Reclaim and Rant Katalyst Exclaim cell phones. Popular BlackBerry cell phone battery models are ready to ship for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Bold 9000 cell phones. Motorola cell phone batteries are available for the Droid, CLIQ, A855 and i1. New LG cell phone batteries for the Voyager, Dare, enV2, VX1000, VX9100, VX9600 and VX9700 are available now. Replacement Sony Ericsson cell phone batteries are available for models U5a, U5i, Vivaz and Vivaz Pro. Find brand new HTC cell phone batteries for the Google G1 and Dream cell phones. New product inventory and information are updated daily for customers searching for batteries, chargers, adapters and accessories. This allows customers to have access to the most accurate information online before making a purchase.
Aftermarket cell phone batteries offered by eBatts.com generally carry a higher power capacity when compared to OEM cell phone batteries and are longer lasting due to improved circuitry and internal design of the batteries. All EBatts.com cell phone batteries meet or exceed OEM manufacturer power specifications. Each cell phone battery is 100% OEM compatible and comes with a full 1 year warranty. All cell phone batteries from EBatts.com meet various UL, FCC, RoHS and CE certification standards for increased safety and quality for cell phone use.
Product support is available to all eBatts.com customers who have questions on battery replacement and charging for their electronic products. Customers in need of finding the right replacement laptop battery, digital camera battery, cell phone battery, camcorder battery or any other electronic device is also available. Technical and product support makes it easy for customers to get immediate answers to questions about product features, compatibility, shipping times, delivery methods and more for online orders. All questions can be answered by the highly trained technical support staff, available Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 4:30PM Pacific time.
EBatts.com was founded in 1998, the company is privately owned and operated and has a management team with over 50 years of experience supporting high quality power products for the consumer electronics industry. EBatts.com headquarters are located in Camarillo, CA where they distribute Duracell® and Hi-Capacity® power products out of their 46,000 square foot warehouse.
For more information about eBatts.com, please visit http://www.ebatts.com and the battery news blog at http://www.ebatts.com/blog/.
September 24, 2010 18:42 by Jeremy
Between mobile computing, mass-texting, constant recording, and non-stop work, today's technology age relies a lot on battery powered devices. Unfortunately, you still have to recharge your electronic device at some point. Longer lasting batteries are an important factor for consumers, and HP is starting to show just how competitive they are in this field.
With HP's latest laptop model, the HP EliteBook 6930p, consumers can reach up to 24 hours of battery life without having to charge their device once. Of course, this has certain prerequisites, namely their Ultra Capacity Battery and an LED display, but it may just be worth it for customers who are always on the move.
Though the EliteBook 6930p is the only HP battery so far to pass the 24-hour mark, there are still several other HP laptops that can surpass 10, and even 15, hours. The 6730b and the 6530b can both pass 15 hours with the Ultra Capacity Battery, and the 2533r can hit 15 hours with just the HP Extended Life Battery.
Currently, HP’s Ultra Capacity Battery is only available for a handful of models (in comparison to their large laptop selection). All other replacement HP laptop battery models are available on eBatts.com where you can find Hi-Capacity laptop batteries for HP laptops and other laptop manufacturers as well.
Source: HP Breaks the 24-Hour Battery Life Barrier
September 20, 2010 21:23 by Ty
Each year battery technology improves right alongside of computing hardware, processing speed, memory capacity, sensors and other electronic advancements. If you recall Moore’s law, "The number of transistors incorporated in a chip will approximately double every 24 months." This can hold true for battery technology as well, and has opened new doors to higher capacity, longer lasting, and quicker recharging batteries.
Virus-powered batteries are being developed by a team of MIT researchers using lithium-ion battery technology with a harmless virus called M13. The M13 virus is a bacteriophage that creates a lightweight and multi-purpose battery that can be made in any shape or size. This allows the virus powering rechargeable batteries to be woven into closed and used for portable devices, such as iPods, GPS, radios, cell phones and other small devices. The U.S. military is interested in testing this technology on a larger scale with UAV drones.
Rechargeable batteries through kinetic energy are also on the horizon for future batteries. Just simply shake your device to keep it playing your favorite song, track your GPS location, or carry endless amounts of cell phone power. Nokia Corporation has recently filed a patent for the use of a battery using kinetic energy to power a device, which was called the “Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester.” Kinetic energy powered cell phones definitely look like a possibility for Nokia in the near future.
Swappable batteries are nothing new for electronic device technology. We do this with our cell phones, digital cameras, and radios when we run out of juice and need a full charge immediately. However, we have not seen Electric Vehicles (EVs) with swappable batteries readily available. With the growing amounts of EVs on the road, you can expect to see longer lasting batteries giving further range for electric cars. Many EVs have limited range, but a universal battery pack could resolve this issue by supplying fully charged battery packs that can be swapped at fuel stations across the country.
As technology keeps advancing, so will battery technology. Keep up to date with rechargeable batteries and recycle your used batteries to keep the green trend growing with renewable energy and minimizing your carbon footprint.
Source: The Future of Batteries
September 16, 2010 00:12 by Jeremy
Battery-powered products are prominent in today’s age, but that power has to come from somewhere. Eventually, you’ll have to charge that battery for your cell phone, laptop, or whichever product you’re happening to use. Tired of having to be near a charger when battery-life is low? You’re in luck.
A group of Korean scientists, led by Young Jun Park and Sang-Woo Kim, are currently researching ways to turn sound into a power-source. For example, a cell phone battery with sound-power capabilities will continue to charge just by having the consumer continue their call.
Their full report appears on an article in the Advanced Materials journal.
Sound-power technology isn’t out yet, but aftermarket rechargeable batteries can still be found.