The fact that you have to charge your smartphone every day, or multiple times a day for power users, is an annoying chore that pretty much everyone could live without. Many smartphones have a strong enough battery to last you the day, but many don’t, which is why an Israeli startup by the name of StoreDot has created a new smartphone battery that, while much smaller than traditional batteries, can be recharged in just a minute.
More than a better camera, a slimmer handset or a larger screen, smartphone users know what they want most from their device, according to a recent survey: longer battery life. Doron Myersdorf’s solution takes only a minute. His Israeli company, StoreDot, has developed a battery that can be charged in 60 seconds which he says can end dead-phone dread because no handset will be lifeless for long. “The whole anxiety of your phone [going] dead goes away because if [recharging] happens in one minute, there is not an issue,” Myersdorf says. Although the StoreDot battery does not last as long as conventional phone batteries, its makers argue that the short charging time more than compensates. Myersdorf adds that handsets will become more innovative as a consequence. “Once you have an unlimited battery – because this is what we are offering … your whole applications and your whole usage model of the phone changes so you have better devices which are more energy-hungry, you have more applications which do amazing things.”