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Friday, June 5, 2015

What a good idea!

 

Did you know when a disposable battery stops working, there is still close to 80 per cent of its power remaining?

The team from the Batteroo office in Silicon Valley certainly did and now they have created a new device to ensure batteries are operating to their full capacity. Known as Batteriser, the device — crafted from .1mm thin stainless-steel — slides over a range of battery types and promises to increase their life by 800 per cent.

Founder Bob Roohparvar, a computer science professor at California State University, likened the technology to a tube of toothpaste, “If you just squeeze from the top, you’re only going to get so much out of the tube”.

The Batteriser will be available on Amazon later this year to fit AA, AAA, C and D-cell batteries. It will retail at under $US10.00 for a pack of four sleeves.