Gallery: USBCELL AA Batteries Can be Charged through USB!


If you thought rechargeable batteries were a good green idea, the USBCELL rechargeable battery will blow your mind- it plugs into any computer’s USB port to recharge. It’s a standard AA battery which will fit into all your every day uses. We’re not the only ones amped up about USBCELL– today at CEBIT, the green battery was awarded a Gold award at the IF Product Design ceremony. Produced by Moixa Energy, has a flip cap top that houses the USB port, and can be used like any regular AA battery. Not to mention, it cuts back on the nearly 15 billion Alkaline batteries made and thrown away each year.

The little green power cells can also can be charged in approved NiMH chargers. USBCELL won a New Energy Entrepreneur of the Year award last Wednesday, too. We’re glad such a deserving product is getting the attention it deserves!



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  2. maven December 10, 2009 at 5:02 am

    There is a USBCELL Christmas 15% discount offer: promo code: xmastwitt

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  5. Konstantinos Tolias March 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    This is as green as rechargable batteries are…. nothing special, it might be considered just a bit more prectical for several occasions. We should be looking for ways to reduce energy use. That’s the idea! With those we might lose some extra garbage-used-batteries,,, which is still good.

  6. george dibble March 14, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    web site is coming – new start up – we turn air to water at 7.2 Alkaline water – or call 574 992 8112 thanks Goerge

  7. Leif March 14, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Amazing…very green…love it…imagine all those batteries that were all thrown away…

  8. anmol March 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    awesome!!! really cool and effective idea. unique and smart =)

  9. berta March 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    i want to buy them!!!
    to awesome to be real!!!!!!

  10. jaspal March 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    how is this any greener than regular rechargeables? a solar powered battery charger might be a better story, but they’re old news. this is a great example of greenwashing – there’s nothing new or environmentally positive about this. not green.

  11. matt March 6, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Amazing information – great post. I’m nowhere close to understanding how they create these, but in hindsight doesn’t it seem obvious?

  12. Avi Flombaum March 6, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I ordered a bunch of these when they came out last year and used them as Christmas presents. They are great! So useful for travel mice / controllers.

  13. Nick Simpson March 6, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Designated I think the point is that this will make rechargable batteries easier and more popular, which in terms of the problems caused by disposable batteries is an entirely positive thing. Whether you charge the same battery repeatedly or several new ones, roughly the same amount of electricity is used either way.

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  15. Kat March 6, 2008 at 5:03 am

    does anyone else think it’s kinda cute?

  16. Um No March 6, 2008 at 2:32 am

    How is this green!?!

    Are you kidding me?

    Now every battery has to have the circuitry to enable charging, instead of having it in one place for all? Oh, and the capacity of the batteries is far less than it would be for other rechargeables because of the reduced volume.

    Convenient? Yes, I’d say so, but calling this green is flat out wrong.

  17. designated March 5, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    hooray for killing one batter to charge another…..

  18. Keane March 5, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    This is VERY cool and convenient!


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