All Giz Wants: Laptops With a Tiny Battery Backup For Hot SwappingBrian Lam6/02/08 5:43pmFiled to: all giz wantsBattery53EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA lot of pros who use their laptops in the field have to power down or plug in between swapping batteries. Often, this happens multiple times a day. It's time consuming, and well, I'd love it if a professional grade laptop had a small battery, maybe 100ma or so, that could keep your laptop powered up during live battery swaps.AdvertisementActually, the external battery pack pictured above probably wouldn't do — I don't need this to a full rating to also charge the laptop — it just needs to be enough to keep it running for a minute. I know there are laptops that have slots for second cells, and extended battery packs, but I don't need anything so drastic or heavy or large. Just keep me up as I switch cells. First manufacturer to make this gets a cookie. PS Hibernate would work, but I'd like to keep network connections and uploads and downloads still going at the same time.