Israel-Based StoreDot Start-Up Demos ‘Nanodot’ Battery Technology That Recharges Devices In Seconds
Now, that technology could be spreading its wings. An Israeli company dubbed StoreDot has reported conjured up a technology that can recharge a phone "in a few seconds," and an electric card "in minutes." Laptops aren't mentioned, but we're guessing they're somewhere in between. The company relies on nano-technology to "synthesize artificial molecules," effectively enabling batteries to store a far higher charge more quickly.
It's current prototype is far too large to slip into a phone's casing, but it's hoping to have commercial products ready for use by 2016. To date, it has collected a whopping $48 million in funding -- clearly, investors believe that there's some mainstream action here. If all goes well, a fast-charging phone with this tech inside would probably command between $100 and $150 over a standard phone, but in our minds, it's the items beyond the phone that matter -- things like laptops, lights, cars, and the rest.