Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds Flat

An Israeli company has claimed that it has invented a new type of battery that would allow a full charge for a mobile phone in roughly 30 seconds, and a full charge on an electric car in under 3 minutes. If this were to materialize it would be one of the most prolific and significant leaps in the mobile space with regards to power.

The company, StoreDot, has raised $48 million in two rounds of funding to get the development of the battery going. Included in the funders is a leading cellphone producer, which couldn’t be named at the time of going to press, but they could tell us that it is an Asian company. The infamous Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich is also an investor in the company.

Doron Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot has been quoted as saying: “These are new materials, they have never been developed before.” The battery is built around the concept of Nano-dots, which are bio-organic peptide molecules that soak up power like a sponge, rapidly and then store it.

Currently the prototype battery is still too large for any type of mobile phone, but StoreDot is confident they will have a battery ready for the smart phone market by 2016. It’s estimated that as it currently stands the battery will increase the price of phones by roughly $150, which is quite a hefty price tag, adding about 12% to the price of a new iPhone.

The battery is currently rated for about 1500 charge cycles, which will get you about 3 years of good usage out of it, which is a year more than most people need anyway. In a power centric world where we are always looking for the nearest power outlet to get your fix, the idea of a 30 second charge is indeed one that is easy to desire.

With 1.7 billion smart phones worldwide, the battery market definitely needs some shaking up, and can be spotted by any good investor as a very lucrative idea. Let’s just hope that the idea actually comes to fruition this time, as there have been several others before, claiming something similar, and never delivering anything expedient to the market.

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Aiden Whittaker
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