A new Israeli technology promises to charge your phone in 30 seconds. Cell health?
Most of us now use smart phones to help us manage our lives, find places to eat, stay on schedule and never forget a birthday. God forbid we leave the house with a dead phone but it happens. Imagine if you could just plug in your phone for 30 seconds as you get ready to leave your home, or perhaps, your were in the airport and needed a charge for your phone but only had 5 minutes before you began boarding. Check out storedot.
By Lee Mathews Apr. 8, 2014
How long does it take to charge your smartphone? A couple of hours? Wouldn’t it be awesome if it only took around 30 seconds? StoreDot’s prototype battery can do just that.
The Israeli startup has several challenges to overcome before the new battery and charger are ready for mass production. The size needs to be reduced, for one thing: StoreDot is currently much larger than even a third-party expanded battery pack for the Galaxy S4. Capacity is also an issue: StoreDot can’t compete with even the OEM GS4 battery in its current form. The charger needs some tweaking, too. It’s currently the size of a laptop adapter, and that certainly isn’t an EC-sanctioned micro USB plug delivering current to the phone.
Still, what’s shown in the company’s YouTube demo is pretty impressive. In just 30 seconds, the StoreDot goes from around 20% to fully charged.
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