Fully charged in 30 seconds
26 November, 2014 | Technology
The days of having to switch on airplane mode to speed up charging among other tricks will soon be behind us as new battery technology could put an end to overnight charging.
The new batteries that are made of artificial molecules made using nanotechnology could restore your battery life to full charge in just 30 seconds.
The company behind this amazing new technology is the Israel company StoreDot, who claim that this new battery technology works like a super-dense sponge allowing it to soak up the power, fully charging mobile phones in just a few seconds.
‘These are new materials, they have never been developed before’ said Doron Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot.
StoreDot even have a working prototype, however it is currently much too bulky for a smartphone. However they do believe a slimmer battery will be ready to go on the market by 2016.
This incredible new battery technology has managed to raise over £30 million in funding from investors including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and is also being back by a leading Asian mobile phone maker.
Doron Myersdorf, has said that faster charging phones would cost £65-£100 more than current models and would be able to handle around 1,500 recharge/discharge cycles, meaning these new batteries would last about 3 years.
StoreDot are stopping at mobile battery, they are hoping to use the same battery technology for electric cars as well that could fully charge within just 2 or 3 minutes.