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StoreDot's Nanodot bio-organic nanochrystals will charge you phone in 30 seconds flat… in 2016

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.

Source: StoreDot; Via: Wall Street Journal

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vikrant6 says:

Can't even comment 'seems faster' to this :P

Mayur says:

lol...seems lightening fast?

venetasoft says:

Hahahahahahahah, first time I like this "first" comment :)

MaXi32 says:

'seems faster' is a trademark for Windows Phone not droid.

Xaphoon148 says:

Seems... no....
But seriously, that would be just great :)

wpgeek820 says:

Yes! We definitely need this. With this technology, its not just about the phone batteries; there are endless possibilities.. ! GO Nanotech !

J Frost says:

Even at the size of a laptop charger, what a great technology.
My fear is the company will be bought out and this will not see the light of day.

Zeroplanetz says:

That's a big issue. All because these big companies have so much invested in other things.

MadSci2 says:

Fir heavens sake MS BUY THEM. Don't let Apple have it.

Luigi Lop says:

The size of the charger is directy proportional on the rate of charge. to charge a 2000mah battery in 30 sec you need 60000mah of output.

Groover1971 says:

That's probably why they needed those banana plugs and large lead wire so it would handle the amperage. But I'm sure that they could come up with some connector (or wireless charging) that could handle the current.

Kamil712 says:

Glad to see that someone is finally focusing on some serious battery research.. Seriously, tech companies emphasize so many features while neglecting the ever shrinking battery life.

threejulian says:

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Sweet. Ive been waiting for this. Patiently. So were going to need completely different batteries (cells?) or simply changing the device in which charges it...

KickAssLumia says:

probably different batteries altogether.

TripsG says:

Holy crap on a cracker that's amazing. The conspiracy theorist in me now says that this technology will be purchased by one of the large battery manufacturers and the tech sold to 'government contracts' or shelved so they can continue to move the massive amounts of batteries sold yearly.

lippidp says:

At least I can get another 3 years out of my wireless charger!

tgr42 says:

There's always some radical new battery technology "just a few years away", but somehow none of them ever come to fruition.  Meanwhile, the battery technology that we rely on every day has actually evolved rather substantially.  There have been steady advances in mass and volume energy densities, behavior across charge cycles, charging requirements, etc.  Do you remember alkaline batteries?  NiCad?  NiMH?  Used to be, if you left a rechargeable battery sitting around unused for a month, it was dead.  Or if you let it run down too far, or didn't exercise it properly, it could be destroyed.  These things aren't perfect now, but they are noticeably better.

exkerZ says:

Hmm.. I see explosions

sholokov says:

I wonder how much battery heat would be produced.

wpguy says:

Maybe Microsoft should consider buying the company, and keep it as a distinct subsidiary. If not that, perhaps an exclusive license deal for the patents. Sure, it is not exactly the kind of business Microsoft does. But it would be a definite advantage to their phones and tablets, much the way imaging was for Nokia's phones.

AgentSplurge says:

If I was MS I'd be thinking exactly the same thing, even if it is a little obscure compared to their current business dealings. Assuming there's substance behind the claims of course.

alvarezjpr says:

Ditto....otherwise, Apple will buy them and then claim they invented this technology.  So Microsoft should buy the company, help them with money and resources and have that technology well developed (emphasis on well developed) in the near future (less than 5 years away).

Will6371 says:

Very handy, espically for people with a 1020 that have to charge their phone a couple of times a day

 

Sorry

sholokov says:

1020 is fine 10-12 hours per charge with regular use. Three things destroy its battery though. If you are taking loads of pictures/videos, using GPS navigation or playing graphics intensive games.

KickAssLumia says:

I agree, otherwise it lasts just as much any other 2kmah phone.

mbharat999 says:

Are you kidding me? Thirty seconds to charge a phone?

Sambyo says:

Daniel please do an article on "Lag vs Lack"?

Zeroplanetz says:

My first thought was how well will a battery hold up. I mean more and more phones come without replaceable batteries. And being (in the USA or CANADA) were your locked into contracts could be bad. I would love to see this though. Even better would be to somehow implement this tech with QI. Now that would be amazing.

Reflexx says:

My concern too. I know that in general faster charge times tend to reduce the overall battery lifespan. Charging this fast... well,... I am concerned that batteries will need replacing within 6 months.

Israelis are amazing. Need I say more?

walter1832 says:

You don't mess with the Zohan.  Need I say more?

Jewish people are really smart and creative. Need I say more?

walter1832 says:

Except Adam Sandler.  Need I say more?

What do you have against Jews? :(

Geez. You guys have so much land and many countries. We lost Israel to you guys, and recently got it back. The land of Israel is very small compared to what you guys have. So why can't we just have a small sliver? And you guys say Jews are greedy. Esh...

"you guys?"  Sorry, but this isn't Anger Management. 

I don't hate other beliefs. I respect them. I just don't respect when people bash my beliefs and people, like the "free Palestine" comment.

walter1832 says:

Nothing.  I just despise A Sandler.

RoboLoftie says:

Nanochrystals? That the name they're giving it or did you a spelling mistake?

As long as I don't have to have a phone filled with billycrystals, I don't care how they spell it :-D
 

Jazmac says:

Ba dum tum!

I was thinking this is the closest we get to dilithium chrystals. lol.

MMissionary says:

Wow what a cool contraption (for lack of better terms). Looks like Mobile Nations Newsroom is really working hard to churn them articles out!

Sin Ogaris says:

Best article headline ever, it's like something out of a cheesy Sci-Fi movie.

Sir the device is failing, it needs more power.

We must blend nature with machine to defeat this foe, the only hope for Earth's survival is the Bio-Organic Nanochrystals.

That being said in my vision it's Nanobot and it's a wise cracking cyborg that acts as the films comedic relief. When the time comes though, he'll be up to the task of saving the World.

Mark Reed2 says:

Oh great, a quicker way for Skynet to charge the T1 Terminator......

its samsung galaxy s3 not samsung galaxy s4 as u said in this article :p

RogerWh says:

Might never get to see it in Phones if one of the OIL rich countries or OIL company for that matter buys the technology and burns it.

Has happened with other technologies in the past. Whatever hinders their bottomline, the oil companies will try and bury it !

Here is to hoping we get to see the technology ending up in our hands soon.

 

Marco Gomes1 says:

Shut up and take my money...damn Israelis :)

J Ice70 says:

Just imagine your coffee shop charging your phone while they fetch your coffee.

StevoPhilo says:

I would imagine this being a huge battery KILLER though in the long run. I was under the impression the faster the charge the quicker your battery will die.

romancos says:

Impressive, faster than I take a leak after a few bears

 

Man, them Israelis. I hope MS either buys or buys into this

Wevenhuis says:

I think this technology is more useful for electric cars and smartphones. I don't want a smartphone I have to charge every hour for 30 seconds. I would rather like to see a battery technology that holds its charge longer or has a larger capacity in an equally small space as current batteries. That would be revolutionary!

why did they have to use a samsung to show off the technology...im no longer interested...

DeepK7 says:

What on earth is a "nanochrystal", perhaps its meant to be a "nano-crystal" ;-)