Toshiba demos fast-charging battery: 90 percent in 10 minutes

Thank you, lord. And by lord, I mean Toshiba. Now, if you believe everything you read, it appears that these new SCiB batteries last longer, charge faster, stay cooler, and survive more recharges. If I’m not mistaken, that’s an improvement on every single aspect I care about in a laptop battery. The one thing they don’t mention is price. And you can bet that if these things were cheap, they’d have said so. So while I’ll be happy to rock these new batteries when they make it to consumer devices, I’m pretty sure we’ll be paying a premium for a little while.

Yes, I know it’s not that kind of battery.