Battery Powered

Thomas Schoffelen
2 min readAug 22, 2022

Last weekend, I got my Oura Ring. Although it’s too early to tell whether it will help me adequately track my sleep and activity, or whether I will be able to commit to wearing this device on my hand 24/7 for the next months, it did make me realise one thing: batteries have come a long way.

The battery in my phone being the battery I tend to think about the most, I’ve always thought that small battery technology hasn’t moved that much in the last couple of years. No matter the fact that smartphone batteries keep improving, it never seems like my phone keeps a charge for as long as I would ideally like…

Thomas Schoffelen

Entrepreneur tech kid, co-founder of NearSt, Londoner, open source enthusiast and aspiring spare time literature geek.