new battery developed by researchers at StoreDot, a technology company that is
able to store a super-high charge so fast, it can charge your smartphone in 30
at the Microsoft Think Next Conference in Tel Aviv earlier this year, StoreDot's
prototype battery fully charged a dead Samsung Galaxy S4 in just 26 seconds.
StoreDot's prototype device is far from ready - right now it’s too bulky and
awkward to be a viable product - the team has predicted that it will be ready
for commercialization by late 2016. They expect a slim, smartphone-friendly
iteration to be on the market by early 2017, and it will be able to pump your
phone with a day’s worth of energy within seconds.
"These are new materials, they have never been
developed before," founder and chief executive of StoreDot, Doron
Myersdorf, told Reuters. He’s talking about special ‘nanodots’, which are
artificial peptide molecules that the company synthesizes and releases into the
battery to rapidly increase its absorption and retention of power.