Power outages are probably one of the most-hated disruptions to people’s daily lives, especially when it happens right smack in the middle of a televised soccer match between the top contenders for the Premiere League championship. Toshiba’s answer to the problem: make that TV run on batteries. Which is exactly what it has done with its new Power TV lineup.
Generally, the first thought that comes to mind regarding anything which uses batteries as a power source is that of portability or mobility. However, Toshiba has just proven to the world that batteries does not necessarily equate to such features, and its new line of Power TV battery-powered television sets are proof.
Available in two different display sizes, namely 24-inch and 32-inch, the battery operated Power TV is designed as the one televsion set to rule over all the competition in areas where electricity supply is notoriously unreliable. In order to minimize power drain, Toshiba has seen to it that the Power TVs feature LED backlighting, which consumes much lesser energy than panels illuminated by hazardous mercury lamps.
Connecting the Power TV to an electrical outlet serves a dual-purpose of powering the television set while charging the built-in batteries. In the event that the power grid decides to throw a hissy fit and shut off the electricity supply without warning, Toshiba claims that the batteries will be able to provide sufficient power to keep the device working for up to two hours on a full charge.
Which, when put into perspective, is just about enough for a family to finish watching the TV premiere of the latest movie right up to the ending credits. That, or enjoy the championship match in the Premiere League right down to Extra Time, or even a penalty shootout, although that would be stretching the built-in batteries’ capacity to its razor-thin limits. For the more computer-savvy, think of the Power TV as a television with a built-in Uninterruptible Power Supply and you will have more-or-less nailed the device’s capabilities spot-on.
Unfortunately for those thinking of getting one, there is no known information about the device’s pricing or release date at the time or writing, so do check back for updates. Now, the only thing left which the world really needs is a battery-operated TV that recharges itself on solar power instead of electrical energy supplied from an outlet.