NEWS – Ryobi recently announced a new rechargeable battery that will power a line of handheld tools. The battery is a 2 AH lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable with USB-C, much like the battery in my Cyansky K3 flashlight. The primary benefit seems to be that a custom battery charger would not be required; any USB-C cable and outlet should work. Ryobi has four tools planned for this new USB Lithium line, including a rotary tool, a power carver, and a cordless screwdriver. Personally, I’m looking forward to the power cutter. With all the boxes we are constantly getting from Kohl’s, Amazon, and Boxed, I’ll be happy to have a faster way to cut them into small pieces. The USB Lithium line of tools will be available exclusively at Home Depot and on their website. The battery is expected to cost $20 and the tools around $60; they should be available this spring.
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