Finding the time to charge your phone on the go can be just as frustrating as watching your battery drain. But Israeli company Store Dot has a solution.
The startup's bio-organic technology claims to charge your mobile device in 30 seconds or less.
But don't start reaching for your credit card just yet. Still a prototype, Store Dot doesn't expect to begin selling the charger for another couple of years. And, as TechCrunch pointed out, it's not yet a full capacity battery, nor is it remotely small enough to fit inside a handset.
Store Dot, however, will spend the next three years to make those improvements.
According to founder and CEO Dr Doron Myersdorf, the company is about a year away from a functional prototype embedded inside mobile devices. Within two, they will have reached the required energy density for the entire day.
"So we are talking about three years for a commercial ready device," Myersdorf told TechCrunch. "So I assume it will be three years before you can actually purchase it on the market."
The current prototype—a clunky battery pack attached to a smartphone (see video below)—is on display at Tel Aviv's Think Next symposium this week.
Initially, the company tested its nano-crystals in memory chips and an image sensor, TechCrunch reported, but moved on to the ever-important market of cell phone battery charging.
Store Dot is also looking into developing cadmium-free displays, which provide a non-toxic alternative, serving as the first ever bio-organic display, according to Myersdorf.