Charging a dead smartphone can be a multi-hour affair, and with batteries getting bigger, it only takes longer to top off your device.
But Israeli startup StoreDot wants to make smartphone charging times near-instantaneous with its charging system.
It uses the company’s proprietary “nanodot” technology, which, according to the company, is the “first bio-organic nano crystal ever discovered.” The nanodots are two nanometers large, and made of bio-organic peptide molecules.
The nanodots have a future in almost every aspect of technology, from increasing image sensor sensitivity to serving as biomarkers in medicine.
But the company is showing off something more consumer-grade: incredibly fast smartphone battery charging.
In a video posted by StoreDot founder and CEO Doron Myersdorf, the prototype battery back is attached to a smartphone and fully charged in less than one minute. When speaking to Techcrunch, Myersdorf admitted the technology wasn’t ready for any sort of consumer product yet.
â€śWe are about one year from a functional prototype that will be inside the device,â€ť Doron said. â€śRight now we show a battery that extends beyond the form factor of the smartphone. So in one year weâ€™ll have reached the size, and in two years weâ€™ll reach the required energy density for the entire day.”
Myersdorf wants to eventually open a manufacturing facility for StoreDot’s battery technology in order to reach the consumer market more quickly. Right now, the company has just $6.25 million in funding, but is hoping to raise at least $20 million in its next funding round.
You can check out the incredible charging technology in the video below.