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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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  • Hmmm... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by richard-parker (260076) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:55AM (#11501764)
    I note the following:
    1. A technical description that sounds like dialog on Star Trek Voyager.
    2. No phone number anywhere on the batmax.com site.
    3. The terms & conditions [batmax.com] instruct you to send returns to an incomplete address:


    4. BatMax Corporation
      Miami FL
      USA

    5. They used an anonymous domain proxy service to register their domain:
    6. <whois://batmax.com>
      Registrant:
      Domains by Proxy, Inc.
      15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
      PMB353
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States
      ...
    Come to your own conclusions.
  • by gorim (700913) on Friday January 28, 2005 @06:55AM (#11501774)
    You be the judge. This sounds like something in the realm of the fake cell-phone antenna extenders.

    Stick a sticker on a battery to extend its life ? Someone needs to get a life.
  • Re:Hmmm... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 28, 2005 @07:17AM (#11501877)
    Also, go to :
    http://www.batmax.com/about.php

    The picture of the building is the Espirito Santo Plaza building in Miami (http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=100768)

    Interestingly, a Google search "batmax espirito" resturns nothing.

    People here have the same doubts:
    http://www.modaco.com/index.php?showtopic =199617&m ode=linearplus
  • Re:Cool! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by D. Taylor (53947) * on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:29AM (#11502142) Homepage
    Hmm..

    I just noticed something even more odd about the copyright date -- it says "Copyright 2003 BetaMax Corporation", yet on the "About Us" page it states:

    Founded in January 2004 in USA, BatMax Corporation was formed to identify, develop, manufacture and market innovative high quality wireless communications and computer products.

    So, it's Copyright 2003 to a corporation founded in 2004. They've obviously invented time-travelling (copyright) stickers too.
  • by 10537 (699839) on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:32AM (#11502145)
    These people [batterylife.de] seem to be selling something remarkably similar.
  • Antenna boosters (Score:3, Interesting)

    by willCode4Beer.com (783783) on Friday January 28, 2005 @08:44AM (#11502211) Homepage Journal
    This reminds me of the antenna boosters that were being sold a while back. They always had a claim of being used by the military and showed a HMMWV with one on the antenna. Even funnier was seeing cellphones with the stupid big balls on the antennas.
    I always laughed at those. Yes the Army put balls on the antennas, so they won't poke anybody in the eye.

    Guys like these make Star Trek science sound good.
  • I have a question (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Tropaios (244000) <tropaios@ya[ ].com ['hoo' in gap]> on Friday January 28, 2005 @09:57AM (#11502648)
    If the company was founded in 2004 as per their website, why areall the pages on their website copyright 2003?
  • Re:Cool! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Doc Ruby (173196) on Friday January 28, 2005 @11:41AM (#11503726) Homepage Journal
    My antenna extender sticker worked. Verizon's crappy signal would often fluctuate right around the minimum threshold of reception in my house, often dropping calls every minute or so. After applying the sticker, the signal meter was unchanged, but calls were dropped much more rarely - only once a week or so. The sticker seemed to improve the reception just enough to keep it above the threshold to maintain carrier.

    This battery sticker, though, seems less likely. The sticker was working on the signal in the space around the phone, where the sticker actually had an electromagnetic interaction. How this passive component affects activity in a circuit in which it is not connected, sounds more like a scam.
  • by g0at (135364) <<ben> <at> <zygoat.ca>> on Friday January 28, 2005 @11:47AM (#11503792) Homepage Journal
    but what's more astonishing, Roland Piquepaille didn't submit this one! Remarkable.

    -b
  • Re:Cool! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by billh (85947) on Friday January 28, 2005 @12:09PM (#11504085)
    I just want to second Doc Ruby before he gets called an idiot. My sticker also worked, at least for one thing. I had a Sprint phone that would drop calls when I was walking up an internal stairway in my house. Every time. With the sticker added, the calls did not drop.

    It had no other effect that I noticed.

  • Re:Tests from france (Score:2, Interesting)

    by douglask (205604) on Friday January 28, 2005 @12:57PM (#11504649) Homepage
    Note, they SELL this item off that page (click on the round boutique link [freepaq.com] in the upper right.)

    As they financially gain from promoting this product, their review is less than worthless: It's most likely intentionally misleading.

    Cheers!
  • *BEEP* *BEEP* (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Rupy (782781) on Friday January 28, 2005 @01:42PM (#11505170) Homepage
    There goes my bullshit detector
  • Re:Cool! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by xwin (848234) on Friday January 28, 2005 @02:21PM (#11505726)
    This company is based in Florida where most of the scam and spammers are based. It has no address and no phone number on the website. The only payment they accept is "paypal". It smells really bad if you ask me.
    Product extends laptop battery "talking time" according to the website. They also developing DSL version of a sticker. Sticking it on your DSL modem increases your download speed 30%!!!

    Where do I sign up?
  • Why? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Grendel Drago (41496) on Friday January 28, 2005 @10:22PM (#11510716) Homepage
    But I'll stop there.

    Great Gauss, why? If astroturfers got horribly burned by some *cough* anonymous people with l33ter skills than mine, perhaps they'd stop trying to peddle their crap to us. It's like spam---one in ten thousand Slashdot readers will buy this crap, but that makes it well worth Alain Aisenberg's time.

    The only way to make it stop is to make it not worth Aisenberg's time.

    If the editors won't do something about it, perhaps some of the readers should.

    --grendel drago

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