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Fight the Power Cord

Alternatives to traditional battery chargers can make technology even more freeing.

This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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?)

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