Cheap Solid-State Batteries That Last Twice as Long as Li-On Are Coming
New battery tech seems to be promised every few months, and the tech punditry goes wild every time, why? Because batteries are the weakest link in our wonder new age of conectivity. We make things gadgets smaller, lighter, and thinner all the time, but its the battery that is really holding us back now.
But this isn’t new battery tech its old. Solid State batteries have been around forever, and they provide more power in a smaller, safer, and more stable form factor. But they have traditionally been very difficult (read expensive) to make.
But Applied Materials thinks it can change that. It belives it can make an inexpensive solid state battery, and they are alluding that they already have customers in the wearables market.
Wearables are great, I cureently use two devices already, but honestly, what I want is an iPhone that I can use heavily all day without an external battery case.