Microsoft creates technology that allows you to install batteries in the wrong direction.
Many of us (myself included) have put batteries in devices the wrong way and then had to go ahead and look at that tiny polarity diagram to see the correct way of loading the batteries. Lets not go into to many details, when you have to load batteries in low light and have nothing to light your way. We can thanks Microsoft for inventing Instaload.
It is a technology that allows you to insert a battery without having to worry about positive and negative polarity.
Microsoft says that “unlike existing electronic solutions designed to address battery-polarity installation, InstaLoad is a mechanical invention that does not drain battery power or require expensive electronic circuitry.”
Instaload will work with devices that have barrel-type compartments and use CR123, AA, AAA, C or D size batteries (disposable or rechargeable). Microsoft is wasting no time in licensing the patented battery contact design and Duracell is among the companies looking to make use of the technology.
“We believe the InstaLoad feature can make a difference in the lives of those people who need and use these products on a daily basis,” said Rusty Jeffress, corporate vice president, Specialized Devices & Applications, Microsoft.
This is great feature for people with hearing, vision or learning disabilities. Microsoft agrees and has recognized this and is offering a royalty-free license program to suppliers and manufacturers of accessibility devices.