Methanol Fuel Cell for iPod

Toshiba Methanol Fuel CellDo you fancy listening to your iPod 60 hours straight without the need to recharge? The future is now closer with Toshiba announcing the testing of their DMFC (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) prototype. Not only will fuel cells work with iPods, it can practically be made for any electronic equipment that runs on batteries.

Some of the obvious benefits of fuel cells are:

  • Reduction in weight (fuel cells are lighter than traditional batteries)
  • Longer electronic usage duration
  • Reduced reliance on electricity
  • Reduction in environment damage

It is expected that the fuel cells will be made available commercially in 2007. Till then, let’s hope and pray that the engineers have made this fuel cell safe enough to be held in our hands and pockets. 😉

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