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A portable fuel-cell’s been unveiled that its maker claims can provide up to 25 hours of power and support every device from MP3 players to mobile phones. Mobion_01 MTI Micro's Mobion fuel-cell: prototype Mobion is still at the prototype stage, but manufacturer MTI Micro has promised to commercially launch the fuel-cell pack …

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Fab-oh!

Excellent! I have a, rather nice looking, very slim and light battery pack that I bought from Maplin for £10 and that I can recharge via the mains or from any powered device with a USB port and that I can use to charge virtually anything. Whereas this device is large, heavy, requires bespoke cartridges that I'll never be able to get hold of and can only charge something as long as it will draw power through it's USB port.

Can't wait.

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Pirate

Airplane safe?

How can this NOT be banned on airplanes? Methane is an explosive gas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane

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Anonymous Coward

re: Airplane safe?

Erm... and lithium ion batteries aren't explosive?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery#Safety

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re: Airplane safe?

"Methane is an explosive gas"

It's a good job this device contains absolutely no methane then.

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