Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Triple A to the rescue. No, not that triple A

by Paul Jay, CBC News online

Thinner mobile devices have changed expectations consumers have for batteries - from their size and weight to the amount of juice they can provide.

But it's still nice to know an old-stand by -- the triple A battery -- can perform stand-by duty when needed.

Philips Electronics announced this week they are coming out with a mobile phone capable of running for up to three hours on a rechargeable AAA.

The new Xenium NRG has a slot where a user can put a single AAA battery to provide an extra couple of hours of energy after the main battery dies.

It's odd how long it took for someone to come up with this idea, and a sign that of all the old stand-by batteries, triple A's seem best suited to meet the larger demands of smaller devices. Like this nifty one.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

This discussion is now Open. Submit your Comment.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

Post a Comment

Disclaimer:

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published, and those that are published will not be edited. But all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Note: Due to volume there will be a delay before your comment is processed. Your comment will go through even if you leave this page immediately afterwards.

Privacy Policy | Submissions Policy

Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

World »

Salman Abedi, 22, ID'd as suicide bomber in Manchester attack
British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded arena in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.
'We are the many, they are the few': Manchester vigil for attack victims video
Thousands of people turned out for a vigil in Manchester, England, on Tuesday evening, with the crowd holding a minute of silence to honour the victims of an attack at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert.
Updated Trump, Pope Francis meet at Vatican
Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
more »

Canada »

Strong winds knock out power to 10s of thousands across B.C.
A strong blast of cold windy weather has hit B.C. hard, resulting in power outages in communities far and wide across the province.
Online threat against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau leads to arrest of Lethbridge woman
A Lethbridge, Alta., woman is facing charges after allegedly posting threats online against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
'Absolutely tragic': 2 dads, 2 sons die on northern Manitoba canoe trip
A community is in mourning after two men and two boys drowned while on a canoe trip in northern Manitoba.
more »

Politics »

Federal inmate dies by suicide after 118 days in solitary confinement
Guy Langlois took his own life on April 24 after spending 118 days in solitary confinement at a federal institution in New Brunswick, CBC News has learned. The inmate had a long history of mental illness and had been transferred multiple times. In fact, he was due to be sent to B.C. on the day he died.
Online threat against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau leads to arrest of Lethbridge woman
A Lethbridge, Alta., woman is facing charges after allegedly posting threats online against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Division is the biggest threat to federal Conservatives, says Kenney
As the federal Conservatives are poised to choose a new leader, former Harper cabinet minister Jason Kenney warns against those who want to divide the party.
more »

Health »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Arts & Entertainment»

James Corden, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj 'heartbroken' after bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert
Friends, celebrity fans, music world peers of pop singer Ariana Grande and more are expressing their sorrow and sympathy after a shocking bomb attack at the American singer's concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night.
Some musicians cancel concerts after Manchester blast
The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has shaken the music world, with some artists cancelling upcoming gigs and others planning to go ahead as scheduled.
Zack Snyder exits Justice League after daughter's death
The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie Justice League.
more »

Technology & Science »

Flood prediction, climate change impacts on water studied at new Canmore lab
At a new research lab in Canmore, scientists are studying the impact of climate change on water, glaciers and snow, and developing tools to predict and warn people about future floods.
Trump budget cuts funding for clean air and water programs
The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.
Astronauts conduct spacewalk to perform urgent repairs
Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.
more »

Money »

U.S. suing Fiat Chrysler for cheating on emissions tests
Some of Fiat Chrysler's diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests similar to how Volkswagen engines did, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a lawsuit launched Tuesday.
No desk of your own: The office plan of the future? video
A growing number of Canadian companies believe it’s time to overhaul the old office layout where cubicles, offices and meeting rooms are the only options. The new buzzwords are flexibility and choice.
Trump's 1st budget pitches spending cuts for social programs
President Donald Trump Tuesday is unveiling a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.
more »

Consumer Life »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Sports »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Recap Never-say-die Senators hold off Penguins to force Game 7 video
The Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday, forcing a Game 7 with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Video Hip Check: Craig Anderson's big night sends Ottawa Senators to 7th heaven video
Senators goalie Craig Andreson makes 45 saves against to Penguins to force Game 7.
Recap Saint John hammers Seattle to advance to Memorial Cup semifinal
Callum Booth made 31 saves and Joe Veleno had two goals and an assist as the Saint John Sea Dogs downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Memorial Cup semifinal.
more »

Diversions »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
more »