Marketed as a high-speed battery charger, this machine is capable of juicing two batteries in about 105 minutes. It has been developed as an accompaniment for the vendor’s new range of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, which Sanyo claims have 25 per cent more capacity than previous models. This, it is claimed, makes them the highest capacity batteries on the market. The Ni-MH 2100mAh (AA) and Ni-MH 800mAh (AAA) batteries can be recharged up to 500 times, according to Sanyo. The NC-MQR02 comes with two AA batteries and is available from Sanyo.