Microsoft Introduces InstaLoad

Ever get yourself confused on which side goes with what when loading batteries? Microsoft has developed the InstaLoad battery installation technology, which according to its press release, “allows users to easily install a battery without regard to positive and negative polarity.”

InstaLoad works by having connectors on both ends of the battery compartment, each is able to draw power from whichever end of the battery is touching.

This “patented battery contact design” is now available for license. According to Microsoft, companies like Duracell have expressed their interest to use the technology for use in their own products.

Source: Microsoft, via Techland

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