Until recently, I never realized just how quickly the battery goes when your main mobile device does all the work of a phone, mp3 player, portable games device, and e-book reader. That’s due to the fact that I used different devices for different purposes. Then the iPhone entered my life. Truth be told, it’s been lurking for the past several years, but I finally gave in. And I discovered just how quickly I run out of juice. If you have an iPhone or any similar smartphone, then you know just how critical it is to charge your battery everyday. It is a pain, but it is more of pain to have an empty battery in the middle of the day without a way to charge it.
That’s where the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster comes very very handy. This accessory is primarily meant to provide a means of charging the battery of your device without having to plug into a wall socket. The underlying concept is simple: the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster stores energy when plugged into a computer via the USB port or a wall socket. Once charged, the energy stored in the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster can be transferred to your iPhone, or any USB-compatible device.
The news-worthy thing is that Sanyo has released two new models of the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster, namely the KBC-L2B and the KBC-E1S. The former is the most powerful of its kind you can find in the market today, with two Lithium-Ion batteries of 5000mAh. This model can charge two devices at a time, which makes it perfect for those who have lots of gadgets. More so, it also has a micro USB plug, which allows you to charge even more devices. You can charge this booster by plugging it to a wall socket (7 hours) or to a computer via the USB port (14 hours).
The latter model, KBC-E1S, has two Ni-MH batteries. This can be charged by plugging it to your computer via USB, which takes about 4 hours for a complete charge.
The new Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster models will be available in Japan in September. They ought to find their way to the rest of the world pretty soon after.