Cell Phone Battery Dead Again? Go for a Jog

sneaker cell phoneWhat if I told you there was a way to never worry about your phone battery running low again? The catch: You'll have to take a run yourself instead. Apparently, a few science types have found a way to charge a battery, similar to the ones we have in our cell phones, through a process called electrowetting that occurs in the soles of a sneaker.

You could read about the complicated details, but what's important here is the crazy fact that simply exercising could actually charge our fave electronics. How cool is that?! And hey, it might even get the lazies who normally shun physical activity off the couch and moving around. If I may ask an obvious question, though: Why doesn't someone just make batteries that last longer? Hmm?

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From the BlackBerry to my beloved iPhone, never have I found a smartphone that isn't grasping on for dear life by the time my head hits the pillow, if not sooner. To be honest, I think the best battery life I've ever had in a cell was back in the '90s, with my first-ever flip phone. And you know why that is? Because I hardly used it.

But times have changed. Now, I essentially need my smartphone to function regularly. It doesn't just keep me in touch with friends, family, and the office. It's my ultimate resource. I can't even tell you how many times an app on my phone has saved my tookus, especially when I'm lost (Google Maps, I actually wish I could make love to you). Sure, I could whine about short battery life all day long. But seemingly, there are enough of us complainers around already, which is why techies are experimenting with new technology like electrowetting.

I can only imagine how valuable a concept like this could be, not only for people on the go but for soldiers overseas where electric outlets are minimal. It's all about being self-reliant. Of course, I'm still pushing for longer-lasting batteries. But this could be a pretty decent option in the meantime.

Does your cell phone last through a full day?

 

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