Sanyo's Eneloop Stick Booster Provides Anytime/Anywhere Juice To USB Gizmos

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Let's face it: just about any gizmo worth using these days has a USB connector, and more often than not, it's actually charged over USB as well. But also, battery life has sunk in recent years as devices are made to be slimmer and hold less spacious batteries. The solution to this quandary? Sanyo's Eneloop Stick Booster, of course!

For those unaware, the Eneloop line of rechargeable batteries have been around for a little while, and those that use them tend to swear by them. If you're alread on the Eneloop bandwagon, this product shouldn't be a tough sell. Basically, the Eneloop Stick Booster is a tube that holds a pair of AA Eneloop batteries. When your USB-related gizmo needs a boost, you simply plug this in and flip it on. Once the Eneloop batteries run dry, you just recharge them, rinse and repeat. They'll be shipping in the US this December, though pricing still seems to be up in the air.



With its USB port, KBC-D1AS easily charges various mobile devices*3such as mobile phones, portable game units, and personal audio devices.Regular emergency chargers that use dry cells to charge mobile phonesmay not be able to properly charge certain phones that require highcurrent for charging. Thanks to SANYO’s output control technologyhowever, the KBC-D1AS can provide a steady charge to devices thatrequire high current, such as the iPhone*5, by regulating the chargecurrent sent to the device. The Handy Power Source has a slide switchto turn the charge output on and off, as desired.

The KBC-D1AS features a stick-type aluminum body design. With adiameter of less than two centimeters, and weighing just 76 grams withbatteries installed, the slim and lightweight design makes it perfectin all kinds of situations such as business and pleasure trips, orcommuting.

This product comes packaged with two new ‘eneloop’ batteries*6 that can be recharged about 1,500 times*7 offering the industry’s No.1*8reusability. They can charge various mobile devices more easily thandry cells, as they deliver a steady high current. Even after therecharging lifespan of the batteries has been reached, they are easy toreplace.
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Wait so I'm a little confused. This essentially enables you to charge your USB devices via this battery as opposed to a laptop?

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Nov 12 2009 4:35 PM

That's how I read it too, G. Looks like they're recharging the eneloop in the pic above.

Does it have a mini-usb connector? micro-usb connector? My phone needs the micro... I think a newer PSP would use the mini.... I don't own any devices that use the plain USB connector to recharge. I suppose you could always plug an adapter on it.... if you own or can find one.

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