Toshiba working on fuel cell charger

Toshiba is busy developing a range of new and enhanced technologies such as Direct Methanol fuel cell charger and a large, 64GB, memory card.


The Japanese company said that the new battery charger development (one of many chargining alternatives currently under development - Nokia's research being a notable example) should be launched within two months. The DMFC will be portable and will be able to be used with any portable gadget, in addition to a mobile phone, such as an MP3 player or a games console. Simply plug the gadget into the charger instead of plugging it into a wall socket.


According to the Network World website, a DMFC battery produces electricity from a reaction between methanol, water and air. Creating such a cell produces a small amount of water vapor and carbon dioxide. Hence, DMFCs are more environmentally friendly than traditional batteries. The charger can also be quickly fitted with a new methanol cartridge, providing a power boost.


The new memory card, which will compete with Pretec's new development, will be available to buy during spring 2010 and will also arrive in 16GB and 32GB flavours.


Click to read the Network World story 


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