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[Neowin] StoreDot unveils 'flash-battery' capable of charging devices in just 30 seconds

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The battery was showcased at Microsoft's Think Next symposium, a future tech conference held in Tel Aviv, Israel. StoreDot demonstrated their battery by placing it on a nearly-dead Samsung Galaxy S3 and letting it work its magic. As claimed, the battery went from 27% to 100% in just 26 seconds -- an increase of nearly 41,500% compared to a regular Galaxy S3 battery, which may take up to three hours to fully charge.

StoreDot's major selling point, however, is environmental friendliness. The battery is derived entirely from bio-organic materials including nanocrystals made from peptides and chains of amino acids. These have the potential to be much safer than today's batteries, which are primarily composed of heavy metals like cadmium or lithium. According to StoreDot, these organically-derived compounds will allow the company to easily synthesize new nanomaterials that can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Cheap, environmentally friendly, safer and faster all great until you see how this prototype reminds you of a car sized battery.
Edited by Chaython - 4/7/14 at 8:12pm
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Yea, the size is big, but it's a prototype for a reason. All things are not perfect when first made.
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need this for cars asap, would solve the charging issues electric vehicles have atm
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Maybe I missed it but where was the comparison in endurance and cycle's before end of life (AKA inability to hold charge)? I mean how long could something that charges that fast actually last?
     
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That won't fit in my pocket.
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I dont believe this will actually come to fruition. Anyone that has read tech news knows that there have been hundreds if not thousands of batteries that look great, but fail in some other category. If there are no drawbacks besides the current size (that can always be fixed), storedot would be a multi-billion dollar company.
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Lithium is the lightest metal. Fail article.
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yeah but how long can it hold a charge? i forgot what is the exact term for what i am talking about.
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need this for cars asap, would solve the charging issues electric vehicles have atm

It'll destroy the world Oil market
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Batteries have to balance:
Operating temperature.
Recharge rate.
Recharge cycles.
Voltage.
Current.
Discharge rate.
Energy density.
Safety.
Cost.

There are dozens of technologies that do some of these well.... but the one that are established do more well.
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