updated 05:00 pm EST, Tue October 31, 2006
Sanyo Eneloop charger
For nearly a year, Sanyo has been producing the Eneloop line of rechargeable batteries. Unlike some rechargeables, Eneloops are said not to bleed power, and can be charged over 1,000 times before losing initial capacity. To complement the batteries, Sanyo has today released an Eneloop solar charger, says Akihabara News. Up to four AA batteries can be placed in the back panel. If you have a USB device such as a phone or a PSP, a port is provided for recharging that as well. Eneloop products are only being sold in Europe and Japan at present, so interested North Americans should check sites such as Amazon.de.