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Brother Industries Prototype Batteries: Shake to charge

As our demand for power intensifies with our need for better consumer electronics, companies such as Brother Industries Ltd need to develop a new power source that will last much longer. That’s where new vibration-powered generators come in — they look like normal batteries, all you need to do is shake them to charge.

These are considered to be a perfect replacement for traditional AA and AAA batteries; we just did not expect them from a company like Brother Industries. There are many ways for this to be implemented, but say you have two Generating Batteries in your remote — just shake the device to generate power.

This could solve a number of issues, namely the need to keep buying new batteries and also the problem of disposing of old flat batteries that we accumulate. The concept will only work with a low powered device for now, but at least it is a start.

Hideyoshi Kume has written an article on Tech On saying that this new power source could be used in a device that uses about 100mW – so ideal for a remote that uses between 40 to 100mW. For more details visit the link above.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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