Yes, you heard that right, folks, 30 seconds! Flat. Or even less. This is the promise of a new breed of chargers that could potentially revolutionize the way smartphones, tablets, and laptops are used.
Then again, battery and charging improvements for mobile devices are long overdue.
As this report over at the Wall Street Journal claims, StoreDot, a startup based in Tel-Aviv Israel, has created a lightning fast charger that fully replenishes a mobile phone battery in 30 seconds. It is said to be based on biological semiconductors, made from naturally occurring organic compounds.
These compounds go by the peculiar name of peptides.
So anyway, this new technology can be used to speed up charging times, as well as other things — though the report is light on what these other things are:
“The prototype charger is currently the size of a laptop charger, but the company says it has a parallel engineering effort aimed at reducing its size. The estimated cost will be twice that of an average phone charger, which is up to $30. StoreDot says commercial production is planned for late 2016.”
Here is a video that shows this technology in action:
If this new technology (that is very likely less than refined, in its current state) can charge smartphones in under 30 seconds, tablets and laptops, could potentially be charged in minutes.
Here is hoping some big company does not decide to buy it and make it proprietary. No one likes waiting around hours for devices to charge, or lugging around a charger for that matter.
If things work out as planned, the charging, as we know it, could be totally different two years from now.