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The future of Game Boy chip music is pretty neat.

I hate using disposable batteries, and these are so convenient!

@jefftheworld I'm just really impressed batteries have their own charger built in now.

@BalooUriza Yeah, packing the connector, charge controller and battery cell into the same form factor as a AA is pretty crazy.

@jefftheworld
this reminds me that at some point I had a battery pack for the Game Boy (I think it was Ni-Mh): it replaced both the cover and the batteries, and had an additional power port for intermittent charging, using the same power supply as the Game Boy. I think it was a very clever design.

@jefftheworld I need to get AA and have been seriously considering these. What's your experience with them been like? Length of charge, reliability, any manufacturers you'd recommend? 🔋🔋🔋🔋

@Taris @jefftheworld I'm excited because they advertise 1.5V, most rechargeable are down at 1.2 or 1.3! Do you happen to have a multimeter handy..? :)
I wabt to use rechargeables for a few gadgets at home but can't because they can't deliver the needed voltage.
Would love a link also if you don't mind sharing. These look nice.

@seachaint @Taris

I got them in the UK, but a search for "USB-C rechargeable AA battery" on Amazon seems to pull up this exact model in most regions.

@seachaint @Taris

I'll have to see what longevity is like, but charge time and power density is about par for a 2600mah cell.

Obviously, in this Game Boy they last ages, so I'm not really pushing them very hard, but I've been using it a lot and the voltage is holding well so far.

@jefftheworld @Taris Nice one thank you! It seems that they don't ship to Ireland on account of being Li-Ion under the hood, so I'll have to look elsewhere :thinking_fire:

@jefftheworld @Taris Nice one thank you! It seems that they don't ship to Ireland on account of being Li-Ion under the hood, so I'll have to look elsewhere :thinking_fire:

@seachaint @Taris Oof, sorry. Didn't realize there was a restriction like that in Ireland (I'm actually a Canadian, so European shipping is sort of a mystery to me).

@jefftheworld @Taris It's a flight-risk thing - I think Lithium Ion requires special shipping considerations and most sellers can't be bothered arranging for Islands. I dunno does it apply to Ni-MH but I think Li-Ion is the reason you can get 1.5V...

@jefftheworld @Taris It's a flight-risk thing - I think Lithium Ion requires special shipping considerations and most sellers can't be bothered arranging for Islands. I dunno does it apply to Ni-MH but I think Li-Ion is the reason you can get 1.5V...

@seachaint @Taris Yeah, I actually worked briefly designing/building lithium-ion battery test systems, so I definitely know about the shipping concerns, but it's surprising that I can get them easily in the UK, but that there's a burden on Irish importation.

@jefftheworld @Taris Do those regs affect freight?
I figure it's probably a flights thing. I don't buy on Amazon anyway but if they use planes to ship from UK->IE I'm better off not ordering, yikes. There are Irish battery shops, maybe one of them does these thingies. Would love a set for a portable piano that's currently on Alkalines.

@seachaint @Taris My knowledge is mostly limited to shipping from Canada abroad, but it's always difficult.

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