The folks at ZPower, who make the silver-zinc batteries that get 40% better run-time than Lithium-Ion, just told us that a major laptop and a major cellphone manufacturer will use the technology this year.

Still no details on which manufacturer and cellphone provider will do this, but ZPower did say that they're going for a same-size method of batteries. In that the silver-zinc batteries will be the same size as lithium-ion batteries and will be swappable in the same laptop.

Since the price is more for the silver-zinc, it'll be a premium option in machines, but will definitely be useful for long airplane rides, long car drives and long bathroom breaks.