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Sony's latest compact battery charger boasts the company's newest rechargeable battery technology.
New AA Ni-MH Cycle Energy rechargeable batteries do not require initial charging and have a very low self discharge — they maintain 85 percent of their charge after one year, Sony said, and can be recharged up to 1,000 times.
The charger has a slim design and comes packaged with two AA Cycle Energy batteries.
The charger is being targeted to travellers and the price point is set to encourage consumers to try a rechargeable product at an economical price, the company said. The company seeks to bridge the gap between regular alkaline “ready-to-use” batteries and NiMH rechargeable batteries.
The Cycle Energy charger will be available in January at a suggested retail price of $19.99.