Nanotechnology has been promising life-altering advances for several decades. And – AT LAST! – it has arrived! (Almost)
Well, perhaps not so “life-altering” as I would have hoped – and, in fact, not life-altering at all as far as my life goes.
My first inclination was to start the last sentence with “Not So Fast . . .” but, in this case, it’s all about fast. StoreDot Ltd (a Tel Aviv start-up) has developed a prototype phone charger that will charge your smartphone in (get this) about 30 seconds!
Actual commercially available products won’t be available until 2016. That will give me time to find out if, in fact, the company is able to produce a fast charger, or a batter that charges quickly. In reviewing the various sources, it is clear that StoreDot is workign on batteries. It’s also clear that they have charger that can fully charge a near-dead batter in 30 seconds. What is not clear from the written articles (and their own website is silent on the product altogether) is whether StoreDot is developing a combo or have moved from the combo to a simple charger. The demonstration video from StoreDot clearly shows a non-standard battery on the Samsung phone.
Oh well – looks like won’t be changing for anyone else too soon either.