Recharge Batteries on your PC

From NYT personal tech section article: Batteries that can Recharge on your PC.  These batteries look like an ordinary AA battery, but peeling back the little green cap that crowns the top reveals a USB port  – recharge w/o  additional wires or connectors. They cost about $17 for 2 of them but can be recharged 100s of times so well worth the cost.

2 thoughts on “Recharge Batteries on your PC

  1. […] From NYT personal tech section article: Batteries that can Recharge on your PC.  These batteries look like an ordinary AA battery, but peeling back the little green cap that crowns the top reveals a USB port  – recharge w/o  additional wires or connectors. They cost about $17 for 2 of them but can be recharged 100s of times so well worth the cost. … Read More […]

  2. filarwilliams

    From David G:

    I wanted to comment on your blog, but without a WordPress account I’m resorting to e-mail instead.

    I’m all about the rechargeable batteries, but I have a hard time
    thinking of these as particularly green. Any data on what kind of power draw it takes from the USB port to charge them up? And how that compares to the draw on a standard battery charger? Seems to me a device designed specifically to do one thing (charge batteries) would do it more efficiently than a device designed for something else entirely, that can be kludged into doing that thing.

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    My response….

    I agree it might not be greener – recharging in an outlet in the wall or in your pc – prob about same energy use? really find out where does your energy come from at all? maybe somewhere out there is a comparison of energy use of rechargable batteries… anyone??

    Regardless, It think anything rechargable is better than using once and throwing out – that is where i was going with it being “green!”

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