Toshiba is apparently in the process of inventing and testing a revolutionary new type of battery, that it claims will be available next year. Bankrolled by it’s “utopian dreams” division (headquarters in fantasyland), it has apparently come up with a battery that fixes all of the problems that normal batteries have.
It’ll recharge to 90% capacity within ten minutes, won’t explode, and will charge up between 5000 and 6000 times. Which in lay terms, essentially kicks the crap out of lithium-ion batteries that you find in laptops and other gadgets, on every single level.
Called the SCiB – the Super Charge Ion Battery – is apparently already a working prototype, having been shown off at various trade shows – which is encouraging. Lets hope we see it soon – not least so we can see what Idiot Toys think of it.
(via The Gadgets Weblog)