An extract of various articles from the web – detailing the developments in battery charging for all our “smart” devices.
The biggest issue we all face when using new developing technology is the “power issue”. The best smartphone these days will last 24 hours if you are lucky. The tablets we use can take us towards a week maximum, depending on the use. The latest gizmo – the apple watch , I will repeat that, the apple watch, yes that’s to tell the time and time lasts 24 hours a day every day, does not even have the power to actually cover 24 hours in a day, yet it is set to be an explosive seller now it has hit the streets.
While #smartphones, #smarthomes and even smart #wearables are growing ever more advanced, they’re still limited by power. The battery hasn’t advanced in decades. But we’re on the verge of a power revolution.
Big technology companies, and now car companies that are making electric vehicles, are all too aware of the limitations of current lithium-ion batteries. While chips and operating systems are becoming more efficient to save power we’re still only look at a day or two of use on a smartphone before having to recharge. That’s why universities are getting involved.
We’ve seen a plethora of battery discoveries coming out of universities all over the world. Tech companies and car manufacturers are pumping money into battery development. And with races like Formula E starting the pressure to improve that technology is only going to get greater.
But while we’ve been writing about these developments for years there’s still nothing in our phones. This is because everyone is waiting for the perfect replacement before making the jump. That and commitments to current batteries thanks to manufacturing technique that cost a lot to change and existing deals for minerals being hard to break.
Next year is starting to shape up as the year batteries change. We’ve collected all the best battery discoveries that could be with us soon. From over the air charging to superfast 30-second re-charging, you could be seeing this tech in your gadgets sooner than you think.