Japan always gets the cool accessories, this time Sony Japan has announceda number of slimline flat external batteries designed for smartphones and tablets. There are two of these flat batteries, one 3,500mAh battery and another 7,000mAh battery. Both batteries are due to launch in Japan on 14 November 2012.
The CP-F1LSVP battery has a 3,500mAh capacity with dimensions of 70.4 × 128.1 × 9.4mm and weighs 125g. This battery provides an output time of 80 minutes at 1.5A and takes 4 hours to charge via the AC adaptor (or 8 hours through a USB port). This battery will set you back 4,500 Yen. The CP-F1LSAVP is the same battery but comes with an AC adaptor and will cost 5,000 Yen.
You then have the CP-F2LSAVP battery with a 7,000mAh capacity. This one has similar dimensions (70.4 × 130.6 × 12.9), but is heavier at 198g. This battery provides 130 minutes of output time at 2.1A for two devices at the same time. It takes 7.5 hours to charge by AC adaptor and 15 hours via USB. This battery will set you back 7,000 yen.
Another range of batteries were also announced (CP-ELSVP), which are of a stick variety rather than the flat design above. They come with 2,000mAh capacity and will provide around 60 minutes of output time at 1A. The batteries will take 6 hours to charge. These are smaller with dimensions of 28 × 125 × 26.5m and weighs 87g. They will be available in four colours (blue, pink, red and silver) and launch on 13 October 2012. This battery will cost 2,300 Yen on release.