Don’t you hate it when you smartphone runs out of power, and there’s no time to recharge? Well, waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past. According to reports, an Israeli startup called StoreDot claims to have developed a technique that can charge your phone from flat to full in just 30 seconds.
During a demonstration at Microsoft (MSFT)’s “Think Next” conference in Tel Aviv this week, StoreDot revealed a prototype of its bio-organic fast-charging battery device — which is the size of a cigarette pack — charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 handset from flat to full power in 26 seconds.
“We think we can integrate a battery into a smartphone within a year and have a commercially ready device in three years,” Dorn Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot told the BBC new agency.
The Israel-based nanotech company said on its website that it has developed “next-generation batteries that can be fully charged in minutes rather than hours”.
The technology behind StoreDot’s ultra fast charging technology is called “Nanodots” that uses “very tiny self-assembling nano-crystals”. As of now Storedot has already received $6.25 million for its further development.
But the quick-charging batteries, which the company says will withstand thousands of charge/discharge cycles, prolonging battery life expectancy considerably, won’t be cheap. According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, StoreDot will sell its chargers for twice the cost of average chargers, most probably around $30 per unit, with commercial production planned for late 2016.