The UCF team claims its supercapacitors can allow a device to withstand 30,000 charges before exhibiting signs of stress. Compare that with the 1,500 charges your current smartphone can withstand before its battery life starts to plummet, and it starts to sound like a revolution.
What’s more, the researchers are looking for a patent.
Eric Jung, an assistant professor at UCF, said of the product: “It’s not ready for commercialization...“but this is a proof-of-concept demonstration, and our studies show there are very high impacts for many technologies.”
So in other words, fear not your phone’s crappy battery, because it may be a thing of the past in the next couple years.