Lithium Ion Batteries Moves Toward Critical Mass
Also from Energizer, the CP3136 D lithium ion battery is shipping now. At 3.6 volts, the battery acts as a replacement or spare for the Nokia 5100 and 6100 series. SRP: $122.92.
Coming soon from Maxell, a NiMH AA set of batteries. Rechargable up to 750 times, they are meant for devices such as digital cameras, PDAs and portable CD players. SRP is expected to range from $19.99 to $24.99.
Introduced at CES, Maxell also carries a camcorder battery package that includes a NiMH battery or Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) battery and two 8mm or VHS tapes. The value packs carry suggested retail prices of $24.99 to $49.99. A lithium ion model was also unveiled.