When the movie Ghostbusters came out, I needed one of those proton packs that Peter Venkman looked so cool in. Although “we ain’t afraid of no ghosts”, I do work an 8-hour day, sometimes via laptop. My laptop battery gets more care and pampering than a billionaire’s poodle, but still can’t perform for one full work day. I suppose I could flash back to 1984 and strap a big battery on my back, impersonating the Ghostbusters, in order to attain an unplugged work day from my notebook. But the Ghostbusters isn’t hip anymore, and neither is staying plugged in. my vote was to shorten the work day in order to accommodate the 4-hour notebook battery life, that idea was shot down by Intel and Matsushita. These two are working on the remedy: a laptop battery that can last as long as you can.
Dr. Peter Venkman: “Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.”
For a while i actually did this. I’m a university student so it’s okay for me to be kinda odd.
I got a big old tramping back pack, a car battery and an inverter and rigged them up into a power backpack. I had enough power for a 6 hour working day and hot lunch cooked with a 12v stove thing, which saved on the expensive cafeteria. I rarely use the set up any more as i’m not in good enough shape to lug around a car battery on my back any more, but it worked well. If anyone tries this be careful in hot weather, it ruins the battery quite quickly.