The rechargeable batteries in Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle are both Lithium Ion-based. They are proven to be great rechargeable batteries, but are they really safe?
If you have followed the “tablet talking points” for both the iPad and Kindle, then you’ll know that one of the technological features of both of these popular devices are their incredibly long-lasting rechargeable batteries. The Kindle can go for almost two weeks without having to be charged. The iPad has a more modest charge life of 10 to 12 hours, but given the power and productivity of the iPad, this is still an amazing breakthrough in battery technology.
Both tablets, as well as virutally every laptop and high-tech electronic gadget on the market today, are now using Lithium Ion, or Li-Ion as they are commonly known, as the rechargeable battery technology of choice. To date, it has proven to be the superior technology for rechargeable batteries, and many battery experts believe that Li-Ion rechargeable batteries will eventually replace NiMH rechargeable batteries in hybrid automobiles as well as the consumer AA and AAA market.