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Dynario ready to top up phone, media player batteries

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Toshiba has launched its first direct methanol fuel-cell (DMFC) product: Dynario, an external power source for “mobile digital consumer products”.

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Toshiba's Dynario makes power from highly-concentrated methanol

Once filled with an injection of methanol solution, Dynario is able to generate electricity that can be transferred to, say, a mobile phone or MP3 player over a USB connection.

Each fuel cartridge holds 50ml of “highly-concentrated methanol”, yet Toshiba claimed this enables Dynario to generate enough power to charge two mobile phones.

Dynario measures 150 x 21 x 74mm, weighs 280g when empty and has a 14ml fuel tank capacity – meaning that each fuel cartridge will give you at least three full refills.

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Squeezy does it

An initial batch of 3000 Dynario units will be available in Japan from today, priced at ¥28,900 (£191/$316/€211) each. If the DMFC gadget proves successful with power-hungry punters then a wider roll-out could follow. ®

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