Company releases 'Hybrio' ready-to-use rechargeable batteries

Ever ripped open a package of rechargeable batteries and discovered that you still had to charge them before you actually can use them? Now Uniross and its new subsidiary North American Battery Company (NABC) are releasing a new rechargeable battery that can be used right away. The company claims the batteries will retain their charge for months and can be recharged up to 500 times.

The batteries will be sold as "Hybrio by Ultralast" batteries and come charged and ready to use. Uniross claims the batteries can last up to "four times longer" on each charge than regular alkaline batteries.

Uniross will sell the Hybrio batteries in late October. Pricing has not been announced.