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“People Really Want Better Batteries” @nprnews

Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries. : All Tech Considered : NPR.

The International Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped up its showcase of the latest in high-tech, from wearables to curved-screen phones to extremely high-definition 4K televisions.

But according to a survey from the magazine Fortune, many Americans have a simpler wish: better batteries.

According to Fortune’s survey of more than 1,000 adults, conducted in collaboration with Survey Monkey, “only 2 percent said they were extremely or very likely to buy Internet-connected glasses, such as Google Glass, in 2015.”

And 4K television didn’t do much better. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they had never heard of it.

Meanwhile, consumers indicated that the new smartphone feature they were most excited about — picked by 33 percent of respondents — was “improved battery life.”

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