Ever been frustrated by devices not working because you put the batteries in the wrong way? Well, the days of making sure the + and side of your AA batteries are in the right direction are over, thanks to a new technology developed by Microsoft.InstaLoad is a new battery technology from Microsoft that gives devices power, regardless of how users insert the batteries. It doesnt matter which side is positive or negative; the device will simply work. The technology is in the mechanical battery contact design. Each side of the metal contacts in a device have positive and negative points, rather than just a positive or negative point. The technology works with most barrel-type batteries, so your AA, AAA, C and D batteries are all compatible. It also doesnt matter whether the batteries are rechargeable or not. Frankly, we cant figure out why no one invented this tech until now, but were glad Microsoft did. They have the reach to really get device manufacturers on board, which will be crucial to InstaLoads adoption. Microsoft is also providing a royalty-free license program for devices designed for those with hearing, vision, learning or other disabilities. All we can say is that we eagerly await InstaLoad devices in our homes. Batteries give us too many headaches already.