By Bruce Eaton

With everyone and their dog (except poor me) having a laptop, power has always been a concern. The max I have ever heard of was about 8 hours on a tiny ultra portable that was just running the pipes screen saver, really that means nothing. Now, while theUltraCell’s only in pre-production, it should hit the shelves by the end of the year. With such sexy model names as UC25/XX25, with this fuel cell you will be able to run your computer for two days while actually doing something on it other than staring at the screen saver.

Using reformed methanol fuel cell technology, this device can make your laptop run that long on 1 methanol powerpak. But the real hotness is that the powerpaks are hotswappable, so in theory you would not have to power down for days on end. Currently it is slated for military use but Ultracell is pushing to get this product into current laptops by the end of this year. We can only hope.

[Ultracell Methanol Powerpak] VIA [Engadget]

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A graduate of Colgate University, Bruce is one of the elite Henro or pilgrims who have completed the 900 mile 88 Temple Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan by means of foot power, a feat (no pun intended.... ok maybe alittle) which is no laughing matter. He not only finished this task with a crippling leg injury but he has attained enlightenment according to the monks on Koyasan. Currently the 23 year old is living in San Antonio where he spends his time working as a Data Analyst but also trying to accomplish his next great challenge, drinking all 200 beers at the Flying Saucer. Having recently married his long time friend from college and seen as nuts for doing so, Bruce relishes his life and hot dogs generously. KANPAI!!