USB Battery Charger


apex-usb-charger.jpgSomehow or rather, I find that there is one similarity between the Sith and geeks – both of them can identify with the battle cry, “Power! More power!” while laughing their heads off. Ask any geek and he/she’ll tell you that there is nothing more depressing than having a gizmo run out of juice just when you need it the most. Unfortunately for us, most people still use non-renewable energy sources such as AA batteries that are thrown away once they are drained. I never really understood why these people don’t want to bother with rechargeable ones – perhaps the initial entry cost sounds more expensive than replacements in the short term. ThinkGeek has recently released the USB Battery Charger that is capable of charging up to four AA and AAA batteries simultaneously. It takes approximately four hours to fully juice them up, and best of all is, you only take up a single USB port in the process.

Granted, this battery charger is much larger than carrying around USBCell batteries, but when you think about freeing up three other USB ports when charging, it all becomes clear which is the better option. For those who loathe black, I am sorry to say that the USB Battery Charger comes in only one color, that is black itself. It measures 2″ x 2″ x 1″ and comes with a translucent cover. Just take note that you aren’t supposed to recharge alkaline batteries as those will result in an explosion and possibly serious injuries. ThinkGeek is offering each USB Battery Charger for $11.99.

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JD Says: April 2, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Okay, I think I actually have discovered a USE for this one 😉 I’ll be travelling to Australia soon and a US-rated 110v charger won’t work in their 240v outlets. Plus, their plugs are …weird.

So, if I get this, I have a travel charger that works ANYWHERE in the world(providing you have a notebook to plug it into that accepts any voltage)

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