Shopping for a new EA-BL08 or EA-BL11 battery for my Zaurus SL-C860.

Searching on-line sources, Sharp-made batteries go for 7000 JPY and upward.

However, Rowa, which sells through Yahoo! Japan Auctions, sells the EA-BL08 for 2680 JPY and the BL11 for 3200 JPY with free shipping in Japan (no international shipping, at least when buying through Yahoo).

The batteries are not Sharp products, but manufactured by Rowa to match Sharp specifications. Since in a couple of posts in the forums here TriSoft has reported good experience with the Rowa batteries, I decided to try their BL11.

It should arrive early next week. I'll let you know how it works.