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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

 

Sorry

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

 

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.

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!