The Israeli tech scene just keeps chucking out complete marvels. The latest hot tech tool from Tel Aviv is a battery that can fully charge a dead mobile phone in under half a minute.
Start-up StoreDot believes it should be able to integrate the battery within a smartphone within a year, and have a “commercially ready device” ready to take to market in three years.
The battery uses the “first bio-organic nano crystal ever discovered”, its website explains.
StoreDot’s device currently takes the shape of a “battery pack the size of a cigarette packet”, the BBC reports, which is then connected to the phone.
In a demo at a tech conference in Tel Aviv, this device charged up the Samsung S4 from dead to full power in a staggering 26 seconds.
StoreDot explains its technology thus: “StoreDot is a company with a ground-breaking technology, based on its discovery of new generation, self-assembled Nanodots of biological origin. […]
“These nano- crystals are uniform in size, two nanometers in diameter, and consist of bioorganic peptide molecules. They possess multi-functional intrinsic properties such as: unique fluorescence within the visible region; electrochemical, charge trapping, piezoelectric, nonlinear optical and others.”
We must admit we don’t quite follow all that, but if you do, you can find out more here.
StoreDot believes its “bioorganic Nanodots have the potential to enhance current technologies of smartphones and TV displays, batteries, bio-LEDs, and bio-lasers”.
“Furthermore, their biocompatibility presents a unique opportunity to apply them in nanomedicinal technology, drug delivery, food security labeling and more.”