Don’t feel like wiring up a new doorbell but need to add extra receivers? Or just have a tricky install that you would like to avoid. This wireless doorbell kit comes with 2 receivers and 1 transmitter. Pretty standard, but there is more. The receivers are paired and relay the wireless signal for longer ranges. For example; you could have one receiver in the house and one in the garage. Never miss the door again. Another cool feature is the doorbell button – it never needs batteries or wiring. The doorbell uses a micro-power...

 

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This beautiful knife started off its life as a bunch of spent batteries (mostly). This talented blacksmith, with tons of time on his hands, recycles old batteries and an old Maglite flashlight (for the handle) into an amazing knife. Video of this batteries to knife metamorphosis after the break. (more…)

I have a Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard and I absolutely love it. It is great for short commutes and just goofing around. If I had to find a negative on the Boosted Board, I guess it would be the battery under the belly of the longboard. Not that it bothers me or I even notice it. Just saying. This Kickstarter project (lands in May 2017) coming from Germany, the JayKay e-Truck plans...

This post is aimed at the contractor or construction folks amongst us. Tools, and in this case batteries, tend to disappear at job sites. Whether the batteries are accidentally taken or are outright theft really doesn’t matter. Either way, you are out a very expensive and important battery. Enter the DeWalt 20V Max 2.0/4.0 Amp Bluetooth Batteries (DCB203BT and DCB204BT). These new bluetooth batteries pair with Apple and Android phones (and tablets) via a Tool Connect App. This allows the owner to control the batteries remotely...

This is a pretty clever product, the Greenivative GMAG ($27.50), that will charge 6 AA batteries at a time by adding saltwater.  This magic charger uses magnesium anodes, and saltwater, to create electricity… which in turn will charge AA batteries.  You can charge the 6 AA batteries 15 times before the magic wears off. GREENIVATIVE Magic Magnesium "“ Air Fuel Cell. This environmentally friendly,...

While contractors/builders will never leave home without their tool battery packs, they will forget to bring their phone chargers.  The PoweriSite is trying to address this problem by turning your cordless tool battery packs into a USB charger for your other gadgets.  This only works if you have the USB cable with you but let's not overthink...

I have been slowly moving over to rechargeable batteries in an effort to eliminate waste and save money.  With that said, the initial cost of rechargeable, AA and AAA, batteries are considerably more than non-rechargeable alkaline batteries.  Throwing away your alkaline batteries after a single use may be a thing of...

The Precer Group has a pretty cool looking rig in their BioRacer concept, looks like something from the Halo video game.  The Precer BioRacer has a 16HP electric motor powered by a 24 to 96 volt (100 to 400 amp hour) battery pack depending on configuration choices.  The batteries...

Everyone loves flashlights, right?  Or am I the only crazy flashlight collector?  I can't help myself, you know "just in case".  This is the best deal...

We have written about the USBCell USB rechargeable AA batteries in the past, we are fans.  The batteries are now officially available in the USA so look for them at Amazon...