A 30 second phone charger will soon be available to consumers and the incredible invention thoroughly impressed viewers during its presentation Monday at a Microsoft Think Next event in Tel Aviv, the second most populous city in Israel. As reported by Huffington Post on April 7, the 30 second phone charger is the brainchild of StoreDot, an Israeli tech startup.
During the event, the company explained that consumers will soon be able to charge their phones in just 30 seconds. The technoloy relies on microscopic magnets called "nanodots" to enable its groundbreaking capabilities.
StoreDot has released a video showing the 30 second phone charger in action and it shows a prototype charging the battery of a Samsung Galaxy 4 in only half a minute. In the demo, which is posted above this article, we can see this process.
StoreDot's CEO, Doron Myersdorf, explained that the prototype battery and charger is currently being tested exclusively with Samsung's Galaxy phones, but a product compatible with all makes of smartphones should be on the market by 2016, a report from MSN states.
He also gave more details on the technology the 30 second phone charger uses and he explained that at the core of the new technology, was the use of peptides, compounds containing amino acids.
"We are modifying the surface of the electrodes with bio-organic compounds, peptides, to increase the chemical reaction to produce extra energy."
"It allows us to avoid the most annoying aspect of our smartphones, of which we are demanding more and more, and to ensure that we have a charged telephone all day," Myersdorf said.
StoreDot, which emerged in the nanotechnology department at the University of Tel Aviv, has become a promising company that seeks to develop systems and technologies with a great future and has been developing organic semiconductors made from natural organic compounds called peptides, or short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. This technology can be used, according to the company, to speed up load times as well as other things.
Currently, the prototype is approximately the size of a laptop charger. However, the company intends to greatly reduce its size. The estimated cost will be greater than that of mobile chargers used today, somewhere in the range of $30.
The Israeli company has said it plans to make chargers for other smart phones and the marketing of these is planned for late 2016.