One wouldn't think anyone would have a cause to make or buy a battery-powered TV, but Toshiba disagrees, as this is precisely what it created, along with a remote control to toggle the power source.
Toshiba is one of those companies that deal in a whole variety of electronics devices, not just personal computers.
Among other things, most users can probably safely say that they held a Toshiba battery in their hands at least once in their lives.
Turns out that the company wants to have its customers do this more often, although this probably isn't the reason for its newest TV
, at least not the only one.
What the company did was formally introduce a pair of TVs which, although they have everything they need to run on AC power, can also operate on the energy provided by batteries.
Part of the REGZA product lines, the newcomer is known as REGZA 19P2 and has a screen size of 19 inches, plus LED backlighting. Its native resolution is of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
One of the main assets that this sort of TV has is that it can operate for up to three hours completely independent of the power grid.
This might not sound like much to most, but with all the unpredictable power outages that have been plaguing Japan since the disaster on march 11, it could be an outright blessing.
Toshiba even created a One-seg TV tuner that has a built-in antenna (the three hours of lifetime mentioned above take into account this bundled accessory's use).
A final element, which makes the whole product easy to use, is the bundled remote control, which can have the TV switch between drawing power form the AC plug instead of the battery (and vice-versa) with the press of a single button.
The price isn't made clear and only Japan has, for the moment, the product on sale.