InstaLoad Battery Tech unveiled by Microsoft

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  1. soulx
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    Yay! We finally don't have to struggle with putting in batteries the right way again! Wait a minute. What does this solve again?

    Source: Engadget
     
  2. MasterM

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    That "technology" sounds like a bad joke.
     
  3. Skyline969

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    Wow, so this'll save us 1/100th of a second that it takes us to rotate a battery to go in the right way? Fascinating.
     
  4. olliepop2000

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    I think they have made a solution to a problem that didn't really exist.
     
  5. gameguy95

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    yay for saving 2 seconds of my life. i'll buy 5
     
  6. ore0

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    First Microsoft takes away our controllers... Now Microsoft takes away our polarity!!!
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  7. ProtoKun7

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    Now what are we going to reverse in the neutron flow? :<

    Haha, seems like there's a lot of battery talk going on recently. Just earlier I was reading the thread about the batteries that will supposedly hold huge amounts of power.
     
  8. DiscostewSM

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    So easy, a cave man can do it!........
     
  9. Devin

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    Agree'd.
     
  10. VashTS

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    i am offended for the batteries, it does matter what way they go in.

    seriously, this is stupid. i wish i could get paid for retarded ideas i have. and i do have some.
     
  11. dragon574444

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    Anything to make people have to think less. Seriously, the plus goes to the plus, the minus goes to the minus. Once you're a "Pro", you'll be able to identify the flat end of the battery usually goes to the spring!
     
  12. ore0

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    I don't know how not to [​IMG]

    EDIT: Off topic, but does anyone know what anime that picture is from?
     
  13. iYoshi-

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    Reverse microwave? [​IMG]

    Yeah this is kinda stupid, They should spend their money on more important things, like buying off competitors.
     
  14. Terminator02

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  15. Maz7006

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    so why would i need this again ?
     
  16. Mantis41

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    WOW! MS just invented the bridge rectifier............ Hang on......
    OK....so, MS found a way to shrink diodes so the fit in a battery........... Nope....... been done before as well......
    So what are the patenting exactly? The fact that they put the two together? I've made a micro bridge rectifier call the patent company. Can I patent peanut butter and jelly? I'll make a fortune out of the yanks.

    Besides I read this in another forum
    Then you have the additional manufacturing costs.
     
  17. juggernaut911

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    Yes! I was just thinking how hard it was to put a battery in the correct way!

    Wtf. Are Xbros really that retarded?
     
  18. Maikel Steneker

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    InstaLoad sounded like it would... you know, instantly load. Not having to wait for batteries to charge would be interesting.

    I'm not too enthusiastic about this, but it'll be interesting to see how it works.
     
  19. Richy Freeway

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    Did you even read the article?

    How would a bridge rectifier help if you had the two positive terminals together? Guess what, it wouldn't.

    There's no bridge rectifier, it's all done with the battery contacts. No extra components, no electronics.

    Why would anyone want this? You'd be amazed at how many stupid people out there. There's probably a LOT of wasted tech support time on people getting batteries in wrong. I know I've had more than one customer in my shop that's got it wrong, imagine how many calls a day Microsoft gets cos Joe Bloggs can't fit the batteries in his wireless mouse properly.

    Or carry on bashing Microsoft cos it's the cool thing to do.
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    It's because you used a capital S. I think it's probably a glitch with the tags.
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    And reading through the OP again, this sounds even weirder than it did the first time. [​IMG] As long as people continue to manufacture products compatible with standard batteries, of course, then this isn't too bad for the idiots among us.