On May 6, 2011 at the Saisaki-Dad's Restaurant in the Glorietta Mall, Makati city, Akari formally launched their new 3000 mAh rechargeable batteries! With yours truly as image model, we demonstrated to the media how powerful AA batts have become: with model Erika, I shot some poses with her using large studio light mods. Wish I had more 3000 mAh pieces to power four more Nikon Speedlights. Kudos to Akari for venturing into "green" rechargeable batteries! We can be proud as it's Philippine made. Here's a link to the press release. Mwah!