Sanyo’s Eneloop Rechargeable Battery Powered Bike

Eneloop Bike SeriesSanyo’s new application for their Eneloop range of rechargeable batteries is their bike series – a fairly standard electric bike where the battery is charged up while you cycle and the power is released by pressing a button on the handlebars.

At this point the bike goes into ‘all-wheel’ mode, i.e. both wheels will be powered instead of just the rear wheel on a standard bicycle. What differentiates this bike from other electric ones is that it manages to charge the battery even whilst you’re slowing down – that extra power does help in the long run too.

CES 2010: Powermat Announces Powerpack – Replacement Batteries for Cell Phones

Cordless charger vendor, Powermat, just launched an update to their product line – the Powerpack which is a replacement battery for your cell phone, so that you won’t need to wrap your cell phone in a Powermat-compatible sleeve or tack on an adapter.

powermat charger

Powerpacks will be available for devices from Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola and more and cost about $40 each. Notice there’s no Apple on that list?!

Available in May 2010

FreeLoader Portable Solar Charger – Power Your Electronic Gadgets via the Sun

We recently reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906, and here’s another similar portable solar charger, the FreeLoader. Like the iTech, the FreeLoader can either be charged up via the Sun’s rays or from a more conventional power source.

It has a 1000mAh Li-ion battery to hold its charger and comes with 11 adapater tips to supply power to a variety of electronic devices. The FreeLoader is about the same price as the SolarCharger 906, but we like that the SolarCharger come with a protective case and a windshield car mount.

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Price: $49.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Dell Latitude Z is thin, light and packed with new features

Dell has a new laptop line – the Latitude Z, which touts thin and light along with its standout feature: wireless charging.

Currently, only 1 model is available, the Z 600, but it is chock full of cool features. For starters, this a 16″ 1600×900 screen and the claim is that at 4.5 pounds, the world’s lightest 16″ – not hard to believe. It is just over half an inch thick (or should we say thin?) at 0.57″ to be exact.

Solar Vest – Practical Fashion Statement?

Someone here has clearly lost their mind when designing this gizmo – a solar powered vest that charges your gadgets; simply attach your gadgets to the wires in your pockets and you’re good to go! Whilst this does look shockingly unstylish, it is very practical so you might be interested in getting a bit of use about it, just maybe not in any local areas in case you get seen. Of course, to some people this might actually be that outrageous fashion statement they were looking for – tech chic perhaps? I’ll leave you to make your own mind up about whether you value your reputation or a full battery more.

Solar Powered Vest

via dvice

Powerstick V2 Portable USB Charger by Ecosol

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Here’s a product we first featured back at 2007’s CES show. Since then Ecosol has updated their Powerstick product which is a portable USB charger.

It’s an energy cell that is a bit larger than a USB stick, that can be used to power your portable devices. For example, it can fully charge a typical Blackberry. To charge something, just plug it into the device’s regular power adpater interface via an adapter. The Powerstick itself can be recharged simply by plugging it into a computer’s USB port. It can be recharged up to 500 times.

Version 2 of the Powerstick gets to you to 90% of full charge in less than 90 minutes.

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Price: $59.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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