Panasonic's Any Battery Light isn't picky about battery size, takes anything in your junk drawer

Panasonic's Any Battery Light isn't picky about battery size, takes anything in your junk drawer

Battery nerds rejoice: Panasonic has cobbled together an electronic torch that will play nice with almost anything in your collection. The Any Battery Light can siphon power from AA, AAA, D and C-sized batteries, lighting the dark with just a single serving of any compatible size. Loading it up with all four provides up to 86 hours of continuous LED illumination. Not all batteries are equal, of course -- a single AAA isn't going to shine as brightly as its thicker cousins, and users will need to manually flip a switch to choose what size battery the torch draws its light from. Japanese consumers will be able to pick one up for about ¥2,000 ( $23) in red or white later this month.