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Nanotech Brings Battery Life Extender for Mobiles 489

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An anonymous user writes "Using latest nanotechnology research, BatMax developed the first cellphone battery life booster that extends the mobile phone battery life and reduces charging time. BatMax is based on the IonXR, a new exclusively developed nanoceramic material, resulting from years of laboratory research. BatMax foil slows down the loss of capacity of Ni-CD, Ni-MH, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries and thus provides improved battery performance. BatMax is a small (1.14 x 1.92 in) rectangular sticker which is installed on the mobile phone battery. Users just need to attach BatMax to the battery or the cellphone. They claim users will notice a battery life improvement after 5 to 10 charging cycles."
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Nanotech Brings Battery Life Extender for Mobiles

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  • Cool! (Score:5, Funny)

    by JiffyJeff (693994) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:49AM (#11501739)
    Hopefully this will work with my antenna extender sticker!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:50AM (#11501744)
    Don't forget the magnets on your water pipes and on your fuel tank.

    Oh, it is not april 1st yet? Sorry...
  • by antivoid (751399) on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:51AM (#11501745) Homepage
    Kickass. Now we can talk on our phones for longer times, so that the phone companies can make more money out of us. I still think a better idea would be to create a more efficient power source, such as those small mini-reactors that use leftover waste from nuclear power plants. Those have a far greater energy potential...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:51AM (#11501747)
    I'm putting speed holes in my car.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:52AM (#11501754)
    I use these on condoms all the time.
  • by Kplusplus (617856) on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:54AM (#11501761) Homepage
    Yes, having more obnoxiously long and loud phone calls in public in exchange for a small growth on your face from radiation exposure. Sounds about right.

    Hurry before someone patents it.
  • by Oscaro (153645) on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:55AM (#11501763) Homepage
    I don't.
  • by DingerX (847589) on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:55AM (#11501767) Journal
    Just check the streets of any major city: applying stickers to cars has been shown to improve perceived performance. Why not the same for mobile phones?
  • by wa5ter (628478) on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:56AM (#11501777) Journal
    I wonder if this thing will speed up the cold fusion generator I am using to run my water polymerisation machine..
  • by ZiZ (564727) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @05:56AM (#11501782) Homepage
    This smacks of junk science and hoop-la to me. According to what I'm picking up from the webpage, it's a sticker which magically permeates your battery, removes the bad ions, and generates new, good ions for the battery instead. Oh, and it does windows, too. (Seriously! Well, ok, battery separators, but it claims to scrub them clean.)

    I wonder...If I stick one on my fuel line, will it work like the double-your-gas-mileage gasoline ion chargers?

  • Re:Hmmm... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:00AM (#11501800)
    5. ???

    6. Profit!

  • by archeopterix (594938) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:00AM (#11501801) Journal
    How on earth will applying a sticker to the plastic battery packaging do anything to the properties of the cell's discharge, recharge, memory effect and emotional intelligence? (I *might* have made that last one up)
    Simple -
    BatMax contains permeable material, which is able to directly affect the molecule level inside the battery and BatMax reintegrates the uncharged particles into the electrical circuit.

    BatMax reduces electrical loss by optimizing the ions transfers between the battery cells and maintaining a stable voltage.

    It probably also proactively optimizes business flow to maximize your return on investment using the newest state-of-the-art XML over HTTP via TCP/IP technology.
  • by Masa (74401) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:00AM (#11501804) Journal
    Oh come on! This is just stupid. Fuck, if this really works then I'm going to stick on of these to my forehead. Should boost my brain and result better performance with my projects.
  • by skurk (78980) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:08AM (#11501839) Homepage Journal
    I have speed holes on my car too, although my friends call them as "rust".
  • Re:help? (Score:5, Funny)

    by eclectro (227083) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:09AM (#11501844)
    can anyone think of something commonplace, that at the time seemed like total utter snake-oil lubed bullshit?

    "They will welcome us."
  • by monkey_jam (557265) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:10AM (#11501847)
    what about another battery?
  • by KontinMonet (737319) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:15AM (#11501872) Homepage Journal
    BatMax unblocks and regulates the flow of ions by generating an electro-magnetic cavity and oscillation frequency with negative ions emission. The ionization generated by BatMax has been mesured [sic] as a level reaching 30 times the value (7 - 8.000 Ions/cm3) of the ambiant [sic] air ionization (2 - 300 Ions/cm3). By the ions production, BatMax improves the electrodes oxidization.

    I'll take two bridges please...
  • by l0ungeb0y (442022) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:18AM (#11501880) Homepage Journal
    After modding my nano-ceramic sticker with a nano-trans-plasma-inducer I bought off eBay, I was able to achieve cold-fusion! I now have perpetual battery life and after whistling into my cell, unlimited anytime minutes and free long distance for life!

    If only they can create a penis enlarging ring-tone like the breast enlarging one they made for those babes in Tokyo, I'll be the shizla!

  • by Savage-Rabbit (308260) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:23AM (#11501897)
    "nanoceramic material extracted from a natural stone"? How stupid do you have to be to believe this kind of thing?


    Quite stupid actually, it is common knowledge among chemists that you get better results when extracting nanoceramic materials for stick on battery enhancers from supernatrural stone.
  • Re:Blah (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:28AM (#11501912)
    I use BatMax technology on the Bat-Phone and in the Batcave, and it helps me extend my crime-fighting!
  • by enoraM (749327) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:30AM (#11501922)
    with a herbal nanotech sticker.
    Also increases the volume of - oh, that makes sense
  • by octal666 (668007) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:33AM (#11501931)
    Are they claiming that this magical sticker will change the material characteristics of the battery components themselves?

    Actually, what they are claiming is:
    The foil and the material are designed to:
    Absorb the electromagnetic waves generated from the battery.
    Generate a flow of negative ions.
    Interact with the battery's internal electrolyte and ions.


    Which makes absolute no sense :)
  • by Walt Dismal (534799) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:35AM (#11501938)
    In a 2002 clinical test, I applied BatMax IonXR stickers to all surfaces (dorsal, ventral, anterior, posterior) of my grandmother. Laboratory results were the following: 1) her life was extended by 25 years 2) she bakes pies 36% faster 3) the room generally smells much better, though that might be because she has stopped eating dog food, 4) Grandpa says sex with her is a totally new experience.
  • Perhaps.. (Score:5, Funny)

    by The Creator (4611) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:42AM (#11501958) Homepage Journal
    "Please push."
  • by Eric Giguere (42863) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:47AM (#11501981) Homepage Journal

    It sure sounds like those "parabolic" TV antennas guaranteed to boost your reception after just a few viewings, doesn't it? Not to be cynical, but:

    Using latest nanotechnology research, (we read an issue of Wired)
    BatMax developed the first cellphone battery life booster that extends the mobile phone battery life (which is why we call it a "battery life booster")
    and reduces charging time. BatMax is based on the IonXR, a new exclusively developed nanoceramic material, (we grind ceramic tiles into a fine dust)
    resulting from years of laboratory research (it was hard to grind them small enough).
    BatMax foil slows down the loss of capacity of Ni-CD, Ni-MH, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries (we guarantee it works the same on all of these)
    and thus provides improved battery performance (not to be redundant again).
    BatMax is a small (1.14 x 1.92 in) rectangular sticker (we sandwich the dust between some sticky aluminum foil)
    which is installed on the mobile phone battery (the hard part was keeping it really thin).
    Users just need to attach BatMax to the battery or the cellphone (where they'll quickly forget about it once the cover's back on).
    They claim users will notice a battery life improvement after 5 to 10 charging cycles (by then the placebo effect should kick in).

    Eric
    The Vioxx recall and spam reduction [ericgiguere.com]
  • by stupid_is (716292) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:59AM (#11502026) Homepage
    In similar news, the New Scientist has recently published research that shows the wearing of tin-foil hats drastically improves brain performance after about a week (apparently the hat needs a few sleep cycles to bed-in before the improvements kick in). Senior researcher Professor Hugh Rhynal explains:

    "The use of the tin-foil hat provides two benefits to the user. The first is to provide an isolation chamber for the brains activity, reflecting any stray thoughts back into the brain cavity where they can be reused efficiently.

    Secondly, and potentially more significantly, govenerment and corporate spy-rays are completely blocked, thus allowing the individual the freedom to think truly enlightening thoughts."

    When quizzed on the latency of the effects on the brain, Hugh explained:

    "Basically, it is a matter of time for the brain to get used to using these new resources without the controlling influence of government and the international lizard cartel. It needs the time to notice that it can do these new things."

    As a bootnote to the story, it is pointed out that Hugh is currently under investigation by the feds for potential DMCA violations for the brain.

  • by slavemowgli (585321) on Friday January 28, 2005 @07:00AM (#11502033) Homepage
    In related news, BatMax just announced that they hired CowboyNeal as the new head of their PR department.
  • by lptp (455011) <SKampDot@skmc.nl> on Friday January 28, 2005 @07:08AM (#11502058) Homepage
    To even further improve the effectivity of the BatMax and even increase the range of your mobiles, my company will offer a special nanotech tinfoil.
    Prices are from only $1 per square foot!

    If the product doesn't have the desired effect, you can return it to SKM&C, Netherlands....

    Credit card payments are, of course, welcome.
    Refunds at our discretion ;-)
  • by quarkscat (697644) on Friday January 28, 2005 @07:41AM (#11502190)
    Short of re-designing the battery internally,
    this faus device isn't worth $00.02. Apparently,
    the "inventor" ran out of "perpetual motion
    machine" and "cold fusion" marks, hence the new
    "invention".

    The poster used far too many buzz words and far
    too little science to make any valid case --

    "Nothing to see here. Move on ..."
  • by aurispector (530273) on Friday January 28, 2005 @07:53AM (#11502250)
    These guys might as well be selling the secret carburator that gives 100 mpg to a big block V-8, you know the one that the oil companies don't want you to know about!

    Definitely a scam. This should have been posted under "humor".
  • by Nighttime (231023) on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:04AM (#11502291) Homepage Journal
    ... check to see if this story was submitted by Roland Piquepaille?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:04AM (#11502292)
    Stickers improve car performance, even I won't fall for that one. I'll stick with my speed holes thank you.

    Homer.
  • by foxtrot (14140) on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:06AM (#11502300)
    "nanoceramic material extracted from a natural stone"? How stupid do you have to be to believe this kind of thing?

    Sounds to me like the answer to this poll actually is CowboyNeal.

    -JDF
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:15AM (#11502348)
    You stick BATMAX IonXR onto CowboyNeal's head?

    Would the nanoceramic 5-30 micron electron-releasing sticker excite the brain neurons so that only real stories get posted to /.? Worth a try...
  • by Aardpig (622459) on Friday January 28, 2005 @09:17AM (#11502883)

    "Kaffefahrt" literally transfers to "coffee trip"

    And there was I, thinking it meant the bout of troublesome flatulence I get after my morning espresso...

  • by Odin's Raven (145278) on Friday January 28, 2005 @09:26AM (#11502959)
    Does this make sense as well, that they've spent years researching this but their company only started in 2004?

    Yes, it makes sense, but they were hoping nobody would notice the apparent incongruity. See, they also invented a time machine, and have been using it extensively to reduce perceived development time for IonXR. If it weren't for that, we'd have to wait another 10 years before IonXR was available to the public. But they don't want to announce the time machine's existence until they work out the problem with periodic instabilities in the quantum flux ion regeneration matrix that are induced by harmonic interference arising from pico-mesons in the nano-photonic resonance substructure.

  • by jim5272 (541006) on Friday January 28, 2005 @09:34AM (#11503039) Homepage Journal
    I mean really, ION's are supernatural in nature, hell I have a hair drier that uses them why not a "Uber Battery Improver" - gonna get copyright on that, so don't even try! -.

    People will try anything, I mean anything. The worst part is when you tell your cousin she's an idiot for paying someone $50 to install a Transistor on the backplate of her watch to "Amplify the good energy flowing through her body", she gets all huffy and calls you on the carpet for your sacrilegious hate speech.

    I'm off to invent a self producing ION injection headband for joggers. And if any of you /.'ers complain, I will sue you for hate crimes against the all mighty ION.
  • by shawb (16347) on Friday January 28, 2005 @09:54AM (#11503275)
    NO No No... that's "Stage 2 oxidation based weight reduction system." (IIOBWRS).
  • by shawb (16347) on Friday January 28, 2005 @10:05AM (#11503390)
    Does it just insulate the battery?

    No... it just pads the manufacturer's waller.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @10:11AM (#11503446)
    This writeup should be deleted or at least have an Update: This technology is complete bullshit. Do not buy it or do anything but laugh at it.

    My suggestion: Update from CowboyNeal: Sorry for the bogus story, I don't really have time to read Slashdot submissions what with all the ordering of penis enlargement kits and discount Rolexes I have to do. But I'm currently in negotiations with deposed Nigerian officials that I can't go into detail about because they requested discretion but it should net us enough to hire more editors. I thought it would go faster but you wouldn't believe the red tape involved!
  • by StillNeedMoreCoffee (123989) on Friday January 28, 2005 @10:12AM (#11503452)
    It was here just a minute ago.
  • by illest503 (130569) on Friday January 28, 2005 @10:57AM (#11503933)
    If you buy from BatMax (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BATMAX!) you are getting ripped off. I've got my own nanotechnology battery extender, and it was easy to make!

    Ingredients:
    -200 grit sandpaper (made with natural stone)
    -aluminum foil (made of "nano-molecules" of Al)
    -glue stick (the kind astronauts use in the office)

    Instructions:
    1. Slap all that crap together however you like.
    2. Apply to battery.
    3. Brag your ass off!

    I'm getting 80-100 more hours out of my cellphone battery, easy. I put my homemade stickers on BOTH sides of my battery for uber performance.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @12:32PM (#11505042)
    It improves performance pretty much in the same way my pants make me more intelligent.

    The latter is actually possible, inasfar as wearing pants may prevent you from playing with yourself long enough to pay attention and learn something.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @01:33PM (#11505904)
    Thank you for confirming our appointment as BatMax's lead techPR agency.

    As we outlined during the pitch, we pride ourselves both on our strong relationships with both clients and media. Our intimate knowledge of the lives of tech journalists, and of senior executives throughout the mobile industry, has been invaluable in achieving our unsurpassed record. We have not lost a client yet, except to natural causes.

    The recent campaign is running extremely successfully, with unprecedented traffic to the website. We will be invoicing you for this shortly.

    In the meantime, our product specialist has suggested we extend your product range to children's toys. This would legitimise our inclusion of certain photographic assets in the next brochure, and help capture some of the demographic outliers. I realise product development is not our core competence, but, with due respect, the most it would require is a slightly larger print run.

    Your assistant has recently expressed some concern to me that audiences have reacted negatively on some sites. I apologise for this. We take this extremely seriously, and will be working to apply corrective action very shortly. Of course, there will always be some editors we do not have on file, but our agents are in the field as I write.

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