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Microfuel cell enables ubiquitous computing
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Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 17 December 2007 21:11

This fall’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco included a section on technologies that will help extend the computing time of laptop computers. Medis Technologies demonstrated its fuel-cell-based, $19.95, 1W 24/7 Power Pack for handheld devices, such as cell phones and MP3 players.

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The 3.8×2.7×1.4-in. device provides approximately 20 Whrs of energy—enough to power an iPod for at least 60 hours or provide approximately 30 hours of cell-phone talk time. It comes with a standard connector and multiple adapter tips. It complies with ROHS (restriction-of-hazardous-substances) directives, and you can recycle; just mail it back in its original box to the manufacturer. The company’s next-generation product will be a 20W device capable of powering a laptop.

 
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