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StoreDot Charges Smartphone Battery in 30 Seconds [Video]

StoreDot Charges Smartphone Battery in 30 Seconds [Video]

Posted April 7, 2014 at 4:07pm by iClarified
At the Microsoft Think Next conference in Tel Aviv, StoreDot unveiled a prototype charger that can recharge your smartphone battery in 30 seconds, reports the WSJ. The Israeli startup was born out of the nanotechnology department at Tel Aviv University. The initial prototype was developed for the Galaxy S4; however, the company plans to make chargers for other devices as well.

StoreDot has been developing biological semiconductors, made from naturally occurring organic compounds called peptides, or short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. The technology can be used, among other things, to speed charging times, the company says.

The prototype charger is around the size of a laptop charger; however, StoreDot is working on reducing its size. Production is planned for late 2016 and the charger is expected to cost twice that of an average phone charger.

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iClarified - April 8, 2014 at 3:53pm
Jared - April 7, 2014 at 7:37pm
And in other news...Tesla now owns them! ;-)
Lee - April 7, 2014 at 5:45pm
There are plenty of technologies that have been successfully demonstrated but take decades to be released. Demonstrating something and mass producing it are two completely different things. MIT demonstrated rapid charging in 2009 and I'm sure there have been others long before that. http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2009/battery-material-0311
dark_destroyer - April 7, 2014 at 4:17pm
Funny how this company are taking ownership of this when an 18 yr old student in India came out of this last year : http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/20/tech/whiz-kid/
Lee - April 7, 2014 at 4:57pm
You are pretty naive if you think numerous companies weren't testing rapid charging technology well before a high school kid did a project on it.
Fab1Man - April 7, 2014 at 4:12pm
It's a Samsung Galaxy S3.
Fab1Man - April 7, 2014 at 4:12pm
And bye bye battery?
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