Toshiba finally launched its first, long-expected direct methanol fuel-cell ? Dynario. It?s an external power source that delivers power to mobile digital products. It runs on mix of methanol and ambient oxygen, and the chemical reaction between the two in the fuel cell produces electricity.
Once fueled with an injection of methanol solution from its dedicated cartridge, a palm-sized Dynario starts to generate electricity that is delivered to e.g. mobile phone via a USB cable. On a single refill of methanol which can be made in an instant period (around 20 seconds), Dynario can generate enough power to charge two typical mobile phones.
Shipping will start in Japan on October 29. Prices: about $325 for Dynario, and $35 for a set of five fuel cartridges.