Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that "poking" millions of tiny holes, combined with a couple of other changes, in a Lithium Ion battery core could lead to a battery that charges in 15 minutes and lasts up to a week. The scientists estimate that these batteries could be on the shelves (and in our phones and tablets) with 5 years. The primary drawback of this new tech is that the charging and power gains fall off sharply after 150 charges; however, even after the 150 cycles (which is over a year of use), the battery is still 5 times more effective than the current Lithium Ion batteries out there today.
Source: Android Police, BBC
How does a week away from the charger sound?? What kind of devices do you all think these "mega" batteries will be powering in 5 years?