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Poor Battery Life to be a Thing of the Past

The short battery life on our devices seems to be an ongoing problem…and a big problem too.

Amongst all the productivity boosting and communication improving tools that are available, we’ve still struggled with one thing: battery life.

There’s always at least one device waiting to be plugged in and we know how frustrating this can be. We know how frustrating this can be, both at home and at work. How is anybody supposed to get things done if their devices are slow at being charged?

That’s why we wanted to tell you some good news!

Windows 11 is currently testing a new Efficiency Mode feature.

It will allow us to switch any apps that are draining resources – and battery life – to Efficiency mode rather than closing them down. Not only will that mean that our devices run at optimum speed, but it will also keep laptop batteries charged for longer, and most likely even boost their overall life.

While this highly sought-after feature is only in preview mode for now, if the testing succeeds, we should see it rolling out later this year!

And it sounds like it’s just the first of many new battery innovations we’re going to see over the coming years!

We rely on batteries for so much in our everyday lives: our phones, laptops, and tablets, even our cars. Now some of the smartest companies are investing huge amounts of time and money into improving them for our convenience and for the sake of the planet. And YES, this is better for our planet too, with longer-lasting technology, that means less production needed and also less waste!

It also means that developments in the performance of the technology we use can continue to move forward. Because a lot of things will only work as well as their batteries will allow them to, the tech industry is currently fixing this issue.

Better Batteries = Better Tech

In the near future we’re likely to see new tech products change our expectations on batteries. This also will include a lot more wireless charging too and high-speed magnetic charging will become increasingly common, which also means you can focus more on your work and worry less about your devices.

It’s also possible that we’ll see batteries being replaced entirely. We’ve already seen Samsung launch a solar-powered TV Eco Remote, which can also use a Wi-Fi router to charge itself. Imagine never having to change the batteries to your tv remote! Improvements like this will  likely become the new norm.

Could the higher costs turn out to be a good thing?

Of course, as with most innovation on this scale, you will likely pay a bit of a higher price for it. These new batteries come at a much higher production and material cost, which means there will be a high price-point. Although this may seem like a downside, it will save you money in the long run since they will last much longer than regular batteries.

What are your thoughts on battery innovation? We would like to hear from you! Want to learn about more ways to increase technology efficiency? Here at Itechra, we are also making technological innovations. Itechra can make custom technology for your business, which will make your technology faster and easier for you to use.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.