Eneloops from Sanyo, when it first hit the scene, proved to be quite the hit considering they were charged right out of the box, and had a lifespan of more than a thousand charges without the “memory effect” problem – that is, the battery not being charged to its full capacity, at least for quite some time (in my case, anyways). Check out the Charge Battery concept that takes a different route when it comes to getting juiced – no sir, you won’t find flexible solar panels on the outside of these batteries, but rather, they work in a similar manner to winding toys, although we don’t think that a few twists are enough to bring it up to capacity. If only someone could build some sort of motor that is hamster-powered to turn the Charge Battery…

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