We use smartphones nearly every minute of every day, and that can be an issue, specifically for batteries. If there’s one area in tech that we haven’t seen any innovation – not for lack of trying – it’s batteries. Sure they’ve grown in size and chipsets have become more power efficient, but for the most part, charging is still charging in 2014.
Now, an Israeli firm named StoreDot has demonstrated their new Nanodot technology, which is described as ‘bio-organic peptide molecules that change the rules of mobile device capabilities’. The take away from the tech is that you can charge your smartphone in 30 seconds. The technology was demonstrated in a video with the Samsung Galaxy S4. And although it’s still years off (late 2016), and it’s a bit bulky (the size of a laptop charger), we’re sure that if and when this technology lands in our stores, things will change for the better.
The news was announced Microsoft's Think Next conference in Tel Aviv, and it certainly looks promising, as that video doesn’t lie. StoreDot also reportedly has a parallel effort in place to reduce the size of the contraption, and it’s expected to cost twice as much as a standard charger today. That seems fair though for what could be a remarkable piece of engineering, so long as it’s not just vaporware. Regardless, someday, someone has to reinvent the battery and today, we may be that much closer.