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The USBCell

The USBCell - Moixa Energy have launched their first product, bringing its vision to life with the USBCell – a range of high quality rechargeable batteries, starting with the AA Cell which can charge from any USB port ( a low power supply) without the need for any recharging devices or cables.

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The USBCell
Press Release:
Moixa Energy, a revolutionary new company undertaking R&D and investment in renewable energy and portable power, will present our new battery technology – USBCELL and renewable energy vision, at the US premier launch venue for new technology - Demo 2006 in San Diego on 26th September.

Moixa Energy’s vision is to invent technologies that provide consumers with better solutions for their mobile or home power requirements that are more usable, economic and environmental. The Company has attracted interest from significant investors and has won funding awards from the DTI in the UK and the Venture capital market.

The USBCell aims to help reduce the wasteful consumption of single use batteries, and encourage the up-take of rechargeable batteries by providing a technology that is easier to use, does not need adaptors or cables, and takes advantage of an existing readily accessible low-level power supply – the USB.

Moixa has created proprietary technology and ingenious design, to enable a built in charger and circuitry to be encased within the AA cell. “The fact that Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers are being used in products like the USBCell provides another good example of the proliferation of microcontrollers into applications where electronics were not previously utilized,” said Steve Drehobl vice president of the Security, Microcontroller and Technology Development Division at Microchip Technology Inc.

Mark Reynoso, Senior Vice President of Belkin, the global leader in connectivity solutions, comments, “With over a billion devices with USB ports in use around the world, the USBCell promises a new and improved recharging solution, allowing people to continuously use their wireless mice or game console, while eliminating the need to buy another battery or find a charger.

The USBCell product roadmap includes a full range of battery formats, including batteries for phones, cameras and other portable devices, that can simply be recharged from a USB port. AA USBCells are available to buy, initially in the UK but shortly to be available in the US and EU, from www.usbcell.com , and will soon be available at a range of leading high street retailers.
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