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    This w/e I found fuel cells for the Treo (600/650) (Model No. 2TR1) ($15-) in Radio Shack. http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...D718&FGL=1-001

    What this really means is that there are now fuel cell (disposable standard device) adapters for the 600 and 650. They come in a pack with adapters for both phones, two cells, and a coupon for a third cell. Once one has the adapters, they need only buy cells.

    The packaging says that a cell contains enough power to operate the Treo for 60 minutes or standby for 60 hours. From a dead battery it is about two minutes to operation. One can imagine walking into a Radio Shack and buying an instant charge for less than $7-. At that price I will stash a few. With additional adapters, one or two cells will also back up my iPod.
    http://wire.ign.com/articles/651/651018p1.html
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/02/2005 at 10:08 AM.
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    Those who opened these cellboost devices found 5 small batteries inside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stipus
    Those who opened these cellboost devices found 5 small batteries inside...
    A cursory search of the net has not revealed to me what technology the Cellboost is based upon, and, if it works at this price, I do not much care.

    It is about the same weight and somewhat greater volume than a 9v alkaline battery. I have an adapter to run my 270 off of a 9v but it was not very practical.

    While the adapter for the Treo is brand new, the cells have been around for a while. I seem to recall reading that they are based upon methanol fuel cells but I cannot verify it. Until they became available for the Treo, I was not very interested.

    I kind of like the cells that Toshiba is working on that promise to work on liquid methanol.

    http://cnet.com.au/mp3players/0,3902...0057083,00.htm
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/02/2005 at 11:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whmurray
    A cursory search of the net has not revealed to me what technology the Cellboost is based upon, and, if it works at this price, I do not much care.

    While the adapter for the Treo is brand new, the cells have been around for a while. I seem to recall that it was based upon methanol fuel cells but I cannot verify it.

    I kind of like the cells that Toshiba is working on that promise to work on liquid methanol.

    http://cnet.com.au/mp3players/0,3902...0057083,00.htm
    When fuel cells become commercially practical, they will help drive much innovation in small devices such as our Treo.

    The Cellboost, however is simply a box for normal (AA, I believe) batteries with a connector to fit the Treo charging port.
    Current: iPhone 3G
    Retired from active duty: Treo 800w, Sprint Touch, Mogul, Apache, Cingular Treo 650, HP iPaq 4350, T|T, M505 - Nokia 3650 - SE R520m, T610, T637, Moto P280, etc, etc...
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    http://www.ultracellpower.com/assets/pdf/25-Pocket1.pdf

    Hmmm. 25w continuous. Still, a little light for my HP or Compaq.
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/02/2005 at 11:32 AM.
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    That's great stuff! I can't wait to see this once the price (and size) come down. It looks like it's already practical for some specialized applications - probably the same folks who use satellite phones.
    Current: iPhone 3G
    Retired from active duty: Treo 800w, Sprint Touch, Mogul, Apache, Cingular Treo 650, HP iPaq 4350, T|T, M505 - Nokia 3650 - SE R520m, T610, T637, Moto P280, etc, etc...

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