Friday, January 13, 2012

Emergency Phone Holds Charge For 15 Years

A U.S. manufacturer of mobile phone accessories say its new cell phone can hold its charge in a desk drawer or car glove compartment for 15 years. Meant as an emergency phone, the SpareOne was introduced at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by XPAL Power. The dual-band GSM handset that uses a single, off-the-shelf AA battery comes with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium L91 battery which allows the phone to hold its charge, if unused, for as long as 15 years, XPAL Power said. The no-frills phone is designed for situations where one’s primary mobile phone has either lost its charge or isn’t available, the company said, such as roadside emergencies, tourist excursions, and various outdoor adventures.