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LG Chem has developed a new battery that could be a boon for certain smartwatch manufacturers. The company this week introduced a new hexagon-shaped battery that can be used in smartwatches that feature circular case designs. Today’s wearables typically feature a square-shaped battery, which is not very space efficient when placed inside of a circular watch case. However, the hexagonal shape more closely matches the shape of a circular case, thus allowing LG Chem to improve storage capacity of its batteries by up to 25 percent. Source: LG Chem "The development will help users have four hours more for their smart watch," said LG Chem spokesman Woo Byeong-min. "LG Chem has the ability to exceed... Read more...
We've been playing with Apple's iPad over the past few days (expect a full review soon), and we're amazed by the battery life. But as tech enthusiasts, we're always yearning for more. Hitachi seems to agree with us in thinking that there's really no battery that lasts long enough, and their R&D lab has been working away in an attempt to double the life of convention Li-ion batteries that are used in everything from notebooks to vehicles. A Japanese report notes that the company is using a manganese positive-electrode material to extend the life, with specifics as follows: 1) replacing part of the manganese contained in the positive-electrode material with another element to stabilize the... Read more...