Archive for November, 2010

26
Nov

Rechargeable Battery Convertors Let You Convert AAs into C and D Rechargeable Batteries

New technology gives gadget users an affordable alternative to expensive C and D rechargeable batteries.

At first glance, the new C and D rechargeable battery convertors on the market defy all the norms that we associate with battery design. It seems almost impossible to imagine that you could take one or two AA rechargeable batteries and fit them into a C or D size battery housing. And yet, that is exactly what these new battery converters do.

Interestingly enough, the concept behind these C and D rechargeable battery converters is not dissimilar from how regular C and D rechargeable batteries are designed. The inner cells of C and D rechargeable batteries are little more than AA or AAA NiMH rechargeable battery cells that have been bundled together into one housing. Thus, these new converters are taking that idea one step further by allowing users to change out the cells and recharge them separately from the C or D housing.

It’s a novel idea, but you might be asking: what’s the advantage? Well, here are a few things about these C and D rechargeable battery convertors that you should consider:

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16
Nov

New Sanyo Eneloop Features Are Impressive, But Do They Really Help Consumers?

Courtesy of Gizmodo.com

In case you haven’t heard, the already impressive Sanyo Eneloop line of rechargeable batteries has recently gotten a little bit better. The new generation of Sanyo Eneloops boast three new advancements: 1500 charging cycles compared to the old 1000, meaning that you get more longevity out of them; performance in temperature down to -20DC compared to the old -10DC; and a 75% retention capacity after 3 years compared to 85% after 1 year. All three of these new features are indeed impressive, but when you take a closer look, do the new Sanyo Eneloop features really give consumers added value?

Well, in the case of the increased charging cycles, the answer is “yes.” One of the biggest problems with rechargeable batteries are their limited charging cycles. Many people experience this problem with laptop computer LiON batteries, which tend to go completely dead after a year or two. The same is true for AA and AA rechargeable batteries that get used and recharged frequently. Now that the Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries last for up to 1500 charging cycles, that means that your investment will go even farther.

But what about the other two new features?

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05
Nov

Sanyo Eneloop Product Line, Prices Continue to Increase

Photo from CNET.com

More and more Sanyo Eneloop gadgets are hitting the market, giving consumers new and innovative ways to use rechargeable battery technology. But are the prices of these newfangled Sanyo Eneloop gadgets eliminating the savings of using rechargeable batteries altogether?

Up until recently, when you saw the name “Sanyo Eneloop,” you typically thought of their industry-leading rechargeable batteries or one of their AA battery chargers. However, the past year or so has revealed a new research and design effort on the part of the Sanyo Eneloop brand to expand the use of its rechargeable batter technology and brach out into new and sometimes unusual new gadgets that go beyond a simple rechargeable battery or AA battery charger.

For example, we reported a while back about the Sanyo Eneloop Stick Booster, which allows mobile gadget users to recharge their devices using nothing more than simple AA Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries. The more recent and exotic Sanyo Eneloop invention is its slight odd battery-powered bicycle, which uses rechargeable battery power to assist the rider on slopes and hills. Continuing on this trend, Sanyo Eneloop has now released yet another rechargeable battery-inspired gadget for guitarists: Pedal Juice.

For those of you who may not know, guitarists often use a series of effects pedals that plug in between the electric guitar and amplifier, which alter and enhance the tone of the guitar signal. The vast majority of these effects pedals use 9 volt batteries, and so many guitarists spend time and money before each gig changing out batteries in their pedals, which proves to be cumbersome. However, most effects pedals feature an AC adaptor jack, and many guitarists opt to “plug in ” their pedals instead of using batteries.

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03
Nov

Electronics Warehouse Is Now on Gimme Shopping Australia!

Electronics Warehouse is always looking for new ways to reach out to our customers and provide the best rechargeable batteries, battery chargers, iPad accessories, and other consumer electronics products. that’s why we’re excited to be partnered with Gimme Shopping Australia. Gimme Shooping is an innovative sales portal for Australian online shoppers who are looking for great price and selection on a wide range of products.

Here’s how Gimme Shopping describes themselves:

Gimme Shopping is the largest online shopping search in Australia. It’s easy to use and provides you with all of the information you need to find products from a huge range of Australian online stores.

You can use our intelligent search to find the perfect product, or browse our departments and choose from millions of products from over 1,000 online shops located in Australia.

Using Gimme Shopping before shopping online can save you a lot of time and money. We list discount codes, discount vouchers and coupon codes for many online stores as well as product and store reviews.

With Gimme Shopping you get the best results every time, without bias.

Because we don’t charge online stores to list with us, we have more stores and more products than other online shopping searches… and we’re growing fast!

We’re really proud to be a part of the Gimme Shopping network, and we hope that you’ll take a look. Please feel free to visit their website, and also take a look at the Electronics Warehouse feed at Gimme Shopping as well.




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