Microsoft Fuel Cell Charger
Medis Technologies Ltd announced that it has begun commercial sales of its 24/7 fuel cell Power Packs to Microsoft.The first shipment of Microsoft branded 24/7 Power Packs were made today. Medis says its devices use a proprietary alkaline fuel to produce electricity. Production began on Friday on a semi-automated line that has a capacity, when fully operational, of producing between 20,000 and 30,000 of the devices per month. The fully automated line which was built by Ismeca, in Switzerland, is in the process of being dismantled and shipped to Ireland where it will be managed by Celestica. By end of June the fully-automated line with a capacity of 1 million devices per month should be up and running in Ireland.
The most likely use of Medis 24/7 fuel cell Power Packs is as a recharger for Microsoft’s Zune digital music player. However it might also find use as a recharger for Windows-based PDAs or smart phones or for an as-yet-unannounced product.