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Fight the Power Cord Alternatives to traditional battery chargers can make technology even more freeing.

By Dan O'Shea

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The curse of doing business in an increasingly mobile world is the seemingly perennial issue of poor battery life in our laptops and mobile devices. Device battery chargers are both the lifelines that free us to roam and our transitory tethers to terra firma.

That's why losing, misplacing or forgetting your battery charger back in the hotel room in Boise, Idaho, is such a big deal. (You can picture it there, can't you? Hanging out of the wall like that last poor kid waiting at day care after all the others have been picked up?)

In the future, you may not have to worry about being a negligent parent to your battery charger. Recent innovations and technology developments are set to alter how we charge our mobile devices. Eventually you may be able to cut the cord on battery charging for good. Here's a quick rundown of companies with new power innovations worth getting charged up about:

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