We don't know what kind of black magic PC Treasures and Digital Works Australia are into, but whatever it is, the two companies have conjured up a battery charger that's capable of re-juicing disposable batteries. That's wicked.
It's called the ReZap Battery Engineer and it works with both rechargeable and standard batteries. In the case of the latter, the ReZap "utilizes intelligent microprocessors and software that regulate the charging process" to keep your throwaways alive for up to 10 recharges.
"Most people are surprised to learn that they can recharge standard alkaline batteries. With the ReZap Battery Engineer, not only can you recharge them, but you can do so in an entirely safe manner. The Battery Engineer is a great way to help the environment and save a great deal of money on reduced battery purchases."
The "foolproof" charger works with up to four multiple-sized batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, and lantern batteries), so you can mix and max and not worry about the kids filling it up incorrectly.
According to PC Treasures, the ReZap is destined for the U.S. market next month and will carry an MSRP of $60.