60-second charge battery

Toshiba's new Super Charge cells claims the new cell charge to 80 percent of its capacity in just 60 seconds and cap top out in just a few minutes more. Not only that, but after 1000 charge cycles, the lithium-ion cell loses only 1 percent of its charging capacity. Two of these cells and a nearby power outlet and you'll be able to stay mobile indefinitely. Toshiba's miracle battery aims initially at automotive and industrial applications. However, there's a clear benefit for mobile devices. Toshiba's prototype 600mAh cell, for example, was clearly developed with compact gadgets in mind: it measures 6.2 x 3.5 x 0.4cm.

Source: theregister.co.ukAdded: 30 June 2006