Toshiba readying fuel cell charger, 64GB SDXC memory card
Toshiba, one of Japan’s largest manufacturing companies, is getting ready to release a DMFC (direct methanol fuel cell) battery charger that will be compatible with mobile phones, gaming devices, music players and other portable gadgets.
A fuel cell battery charger is considered greener than traditional chargers, due to the fact that it produces power from a reaction between water, air and methanol, while releasing negligible amounts of water vapor and carbon dioxide as by-products. Moreover, the DMFC chargers can be replenished in a matter of seconds with a new methanol cartridge.
According to NetworkWorld, the new Toshiba fuel cell battery charger will be available for purchase before September 2009. Its price is not known at the moment.
Toshiba has also announced the upcoming launch of the world’s first 64GB SDXC memory card. Unlike SDHC cards, SDXC cards can have a storage capacity between 32GB and 2 terabytes.
The 64GB SDXC memory card will be available for purchase sometime in spring 2010. At about the same time, Toshiba will launch new 16GB and 32GB SDHC cards. Similar to the 64GB SDXC card, these can provide a maximum write speed of 35MB/s, and a read speed of 60MB/s.