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Sustainable Tech: These Batteries Recharge Quickly, Use Less Energy

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Remote control. Flashlight. Digital camera. Kid’s toy. Calculator.

All of these items require batteries, the little energy sources that have become an integral part of our lives. We rely on them so much that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 3 billion dry-cell batteries are purchased in the United States each year.

As our reliance grows, sustainability is increasingly becoming a focus area for battery manufacturers. Batteries are made to last longer and use less energy.

Take the Eco Cell USB rechargeable battery, for instance. According to the manufacturer, one Eco Cell USB battery can displace 500 disposable batteries.

Just think of the cost and energy savings. Because the Eco Cell USBs are made to last longer, you can save money by replacing your batteries less often. Because the performance is better, you’ll be able to use your devices longer. Good for your pocketbook and good for the environment.

And that’s not all. Through a new feature, this battery charges three times faster than traditional (NiMH) rechargeable batteries.  Once power runs out, pull off the top cap to reveal a standard USB Type A port. Simply plug it into a USB port and wait two hours for a full charge.

With its longer-lasting capabilities and streamlined charging feature, this battery is paving the way for other eco-friendly models.

You can learn more about the Eco Cell USB battery and check out other sustainable products on BestBuy.com.