Recently, a Mumbai based girl died because she was listening to music on her headphones while crossing the road. And, unfortunately, that is a sight pretty common today on the roads of India. For this mobile phone and tab generation, transistor would be well an obsolete, irrelevant invention of the past.
However, transistors would help people living in towns with less than one lakh population. Eveready Industries has revived its core business, batteries on which the transistors run and is selling it at Rs.500. Eveready is a well-known brand and expects to do well in the rural market where it is well established but has it forgotten the Chinese duplicates that sell similar transistor sets for less than half the price?
This transistor battery is a nine-volt battery, or 9-volt battery, is a common size of battery that was introduced for the early transistor radios. Eveready claims that it introduced this battery type in 1956.
Also, now with most mobile phones having an in-built FM Radio and mobiles available in the market for every budget; the yesteryear transistor might just not get that charged up this time.