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Re: Cellphone Dead? AA Batteries to the Rescue!

David B. Horvath, CCP (
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 19:38:39 -0400

2 AA battery units at $1 store ...

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On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:50:54 -0500, Clayton Collins
<> wrote:

> By Clayton Collins, Christian Science Monitor

> Cellphone-toters dread the sound: a hand-held device chirping its
> complaint, often far from home base, about needing to be recharged.
> Now on the market: a lipstick-size brass canister that holds one AA
> battery and offers reserve power. Run a short adaptor from the tip of
> a Turbo Charge to your phone, and a blue light indicates that a charge
> is flowing. You're back in business long enough to get to a plug -- the
> device's maker, Voxred International, claims "up to 40 hours" of
> standby time or two hours of talk, and touts patent-pending technology
> that protects devices' batteries from damage. It is designed to work
> with PDAs as well.

> We tested Turbo Charge -- about $20 at stores including Best Buy,

OK, but devices like this (using 2 AA or AAA batteries) have been on
the market for a while. My wife bought me one as a bit of a joke at
the local $1 store. I doubt it had any special circuitry but I expect
my phone to handle the charging details, not the power-source.

- David

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