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I’ve always expressed my opinion on the fact that nobody can really complain about having better battery life. I mean, the only thing better than having a really kick booty phone is that you don’t have to worry about charging it every few hours, right? As somebody whose phone is practically on life support, I can say that battery life is probably one of the most enticing features any smartphone can offer. Currently, if your phone can last an entire 12-14 hours with moderate to heavy usage without completely dying you can pretty much say your battery life is “fantastic” for a smartphone, even though it’s laughable compared to the flip phones we used to carry which could last several days without a charge (with good reason, of course). So now that we’ve moved on to bigger and better phones we really just need bigger and better batteries to support it too.

A group of students at the University of Southern California may have found a new method of keeping our phone charged longer after being connected for a shorter period of time. These students and professors have created a lithium-ion battery that can charge within 10 minutes and last three times as long as the batteries we see in our phones today. The battery works by using nano-sized spheres of silicon to help boost battery performance. This type of battery is still under development however, and probably won’t be available for another two to three years at most.

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that there are other developments in the works to make our battery life last longer, but this is probably the most efficient method I’ve read about as it takes care of two – count ‘em, two – first world problems that we currently encounter every day. First of all, no more “I forgot to charge my phone at night!” business, because A.) If you forget to charge your phone one night it will only take ten minutes to recover and B.) If you remembered to charge your phone the night before that then your phone would probably still be good to go anything. Just like that, bam! Magic.

I’m actually really excited for this technology. This technology is said to make our phones last up to three times as long as what we currently get. That means if I could somehow get one of those batteries for my 4S, my phone would last at least 3 hours. Talk about insane! (I’m just kidding, I’d probably get about two days’ worth out of it) but nonetheless it’s still a cool concept.

Normally around this point I would point out pros and cons of such a concept, but as long as the battery isn’t extremely bulky (our phones are already becoming wide enough as it is, adding too much thickness just sounds like it would be a stretch for any hand) I can’t really think of anything that bad that could happen from batteries that last longer other than perhaps the companies that make chargers will see a bit of a drop in profits as we will no longer have to purchase a charger for every room in the house; that’s about it.

Needless to say (but I’m gonna say it anyway) I’m really excited for this development and I can’t wait until it’s finally implemented into our phones. I feel like we’ve been waiting a long time for our smartphones to be able to catch up to the battery life we were so used to with our flip phones.


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Arya Wiguna
Arya Wiguna dammit! I want that now!
Adam Longwill
Adam Longwill Ingress
Josef Ruiz
Josef Ruiz More battery power means more powerful devices.. Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Kenneth Li
Kenneth Li is this suppose to be new?? i have a Duracell that charges AA and AAA in 15 minutes like over 3 years now!
Curtis Owens
Curtis Owens Phone companies have already made calculations as to what amount of battery life is satisfactory for people. They have calculated ratios for thickness, size, life, weight, and performance. If they get extra life, they will increase one of the others. I prefer a phone that will last a full day with medium gaming/web surfing.
Andrea Tharp
Andrea Tharp More music, more miles on the bike! can't wait!
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel More music, no charger in pocket.
Chester Candelaria
Chester Candelaria patent it before apple use it to and call it iBattery
Josue Landaverde
Josue Landaverde HARLEM SHAKE!!!
Muhammad Xhemali
Muhammad Xhemali How long before this gets in consumer hands?
Richard Ameen
Richard Ameen Want
Jeffrey Guerrier
Jeffrey Guerrier Definiteley put in my sgn2 and become a android mobile head. Put two technologies together like wireless charging together to make the ultimate device. Make it useable everywhere not just the big cities. Drop and filler up like a gas station.
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson Never have to charge my note 2 ;-)
Justin Battle
Justin Battle I'm not betting on practical use. Its just too big of a jump for people in mass to take.
Mauka Side
Mauka Side Israel makes even better batteries.
Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez Finally new battery tech
Joe Francesco Kassira
Joe Francesco Kassira Patent it Anthony Ochoa
Ben Pierce
Ben Pierce I would spend the time worrying about some cancer I'd get from the experimental and too-good-to-be-true technology lol
Aaron Dean
Aaron Dean I could watch more porn
Ian Mcclendon
Ian Mcclendon Apple will say they gave the students grant money to develop the battery and patent it.
Jeff Cross
Jeff Cross Download that much extra pr0n!
Felix Tran
Felix Tran I'd suggest them to patent it before the King of Patents has a chance to....
Jeremy Gross
Jeremy Gross proboly way expensive and will never be released
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz put it in the galaxy s 4
Tiger Panomthonichakul
Tiger Panomthonichakul register the patent, before apple takes yours! ;p
Robert Smith
Robert Smith theyll kill those kids before they let that hit the market. ITS A CONSPIRACY
Khoi Mai
Khoi Mai Al Jerek Torrijas
Alvaro Rubalcava
Alvaro Rubalcava More expensive phones
Chris Kang
Chris Kang phone companies will probably shrink the battery and cram more bells and whistles to compensate
Paul Keefe
Paul Keefe I have a galaxy nexus with a stock battery so I'd enjoy it!
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti hmmm that is good, what i would do with the extra battery life, well lets keep that PG i guess ...
Derek Lombardi
Derek Lombardi Not complaining about battery life as much these days.. At&t Note II Stock.. 1d 15h 5m 4s to 3% 5hr6min screen time.. I'll be greedy.. Sure, I'll take some more battery life
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks Definitely reddit.
Tony Etolle
Tony Etolle All this from the University of Spoiled Children?... Lol good job!
Brandon Kilpatrick
Brandon Kilpatrick Yet another battery technology that will never see the light of day.
Luis Castillo
Luis Castillo I need one.
Jose Valladares
Jose Valladares Charge it less duh! Lol
Allan Jesus Hernandez
Allan Jesus Hernandez The M7 should adopt this battery.
Akber Ali
Akber Ali :)
Tabib Rehman
Tabib Rehman errrm use it?
Anthony V Cannata
Anthony V Cannata What apps are they
Howard Abraham
Howard Abraham I would shrink the battery so I still need to charge every three hours. Don't coddle me with your super battery!
Anthony Evans Jr
Anthony Evans Jr put about 5 of these in my phone and I'd be set
Darren Penix
Darren Penix I'd do what Bruce says he'd do
Bruce Wilbanks
Bruce Wilbanks Charge it less... Lol




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