Beanaware is the latest concept by Heinz, which is a USB powered baked beans microwave oven. There are many different USB gadgets on the market, Beanaware is probably one of the coolest we’ve seen so far. It will be the world’s smallest microwave, measuring only 7.4 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep.
Heinz is considering producing a battery powered version and with Lithium Ion batteries. If consumers’ feedbacks are good, Beanaware will be put it into production. The recommended retail price will be around $160.
Being a huge fan of bikes and eco-friendly products, I managed to sneak off to the bike stand area for some exploration! Pictured below is the A2B Hybrid electric bike by Ultra Motor which comes in black and white paint finish, and I must say these bikes looked fab and very precious. With so much focus on all things electric these days, you might be excited to know that the A2B’s lithium ion battery costs as little as 6 pence to recharge overnight. The A2B’s battery is not difficult to handle at all as it is detachable and can be charged by connecting a cable to any wall socket.
BYD China, a leading battery maker has stepped into the electric cars arena by introducing its latest E6 electric car at the Beijing International Auto Show. Shaped much like that of a MPV, the BYD E6 will be built based on one of BYD’s previous electric vehicle platforms (known as the F6, China’s first mass production electric car). The BYD E6 will be a 5 seater with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph of around 10 seconds. Top speed should be approximately 160 kph (100 mph), and the battery pack, which is located under the rear passenger seats, will be based on BYD’s own lithium-ion iron phosphate technology. What is more impressive about the E6 is that its range per charge is expected to be 300 km (186 miles).