Toshiba Drops Disaster-Proof, Battery-Powered TVsBy Chris Weiss
You know that old battery-operated radio that you keep in your closet in case of a prolonged blackout, monumental storm, alien attack or other grid-cutting disaster? Toshiba now has a TV for that.
The company launched its Power PC1 Series [24- and 32-inch] of televisions today. The Power TVs are being offered in the countries of Southeast Asia, like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, where the grid is not as stable.
The TVs can provide two hours worth of rechargeable, back-up battery operation and are designed to deliver basic information or a “full soccer game” to viewers. So if the electric outlet becomes impotent after a monsoon, users will still be able to get vital television-delivered info.