Charge your phone in 30 seconds!

11 April 2014

storedot charger Smartphone battery life - it's a bugger isn't it? One minute you're all charged up and on fire. The next your entire world is about to collapse.

Well, it looks like that will soon be a thing of the past, as a company named StoreDot has created a prototype battery charger, which they reckon will be bring charging time down to 30 seconds.

30 SECONDS. Amazing.

The company, which hailed from the nanotechnology department at Tel Aviv University, has developed its prototype for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and has plans to adapt the technology to other phones.

The prototype still involves a charging device, the main change is the battery itself.

StoreDot has been developing biological semiconductors, made from naturally occurring compounds called peptides – a compound created by two or more linked amino acids – which is used in the battery to reduce charging time.

The technology was unveiled at Microsoft’s Think Next conference in Tel Aviv, and while the prototype is bulky, the makers say it plans to create a smaller version of it before it’s commercially produced.

However there's still going to be something of a wait, as the makers plan to go into production in late 2016, with no actual confirmed date for when the product will be released.

Still, the future eh? Looks like it's going to happen at some point! Hurrah!

TOPICS:   Mobile

1 comment

  • thecresta
    But how long does the charge last? Surely that's just as important as how long it takes to charge.

What do you think?

Connect with Facebook, Twitter, or just enter your email to sign in and comment.

Your comment