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Have You Had the Chance to Use the USB-C Port Yet?

We have been excited about USB-C since it hit the market. We are now working hard to equip our AA and AAA batteries with USB-C ports (C, D, and 9V already have two ports on...

Make This the Summer You Switch to Rechargeable Batteries

  This past winter was a long one. With COVID still a problem in so many places, many of us wondered if we were in store for yet another spring and summer of mask wearing...

How We Got from USB 1.0 to USB-C

  Technology evolves. That is how we got from disposable alkaline batteries to USB-C rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. But getting from there to here wasn't just an evolution of battery technology. It was also an evolution...

USB-C Is Coming – It Will Be a Real Game-Changer

Since our company's inception, we have talked a lot about USB rechargeable batteries. In the coming weeks and months, you are going to start seeing us put more emphasis on USB-C technology. USB-C is coming,...

How Many Different Ways Do You Use the USB Ports?

The humble USB port is so prolific in modern society that it is difficult to imagine life without it. It's enough to make one wonder whether the original creators had any idea how popular their...

A World Without Batteries Is Almost Unimaginable

Italy's Alessandro Volta is largely credited with inventing the first modern battery in 1800. His voltaic pile was an electrochemical battery utilizing copper, zinc, and brine-soaked paper. The lessons he learned developing the battery laid...

Universal USB Power: A Revolution That Has Stalled

As recently as 2013, tech writers and futurists were predicting a rise in USB power delivery that would be so widespread it would threaten the existence of the current AC system. What was being called...

Why USB Charging Stations Are the New Wall Outlets

It must have been strange and exciting for homeowners in the early 20th century to see wall outlets installed in their homes. To people whose only exposure to controlled electricity was streetlights and factory power,...

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Charged Wirelessly

The latest thing in lithium-ion battery charging is wireless charging. You might even have first-hand experience by way of your cell phone. You place your phone on a charging pad and, like magic, it recharges...