StoreDot wants to charge your smartphone in 30 seconds


StoreDot, an Israel-based startup, is developing a technology that promises to charge your smartphone battery in 30 seconds. Just don’t expect to get your hands on it anytime soon.

StoreDot on Monday unveiled its battery-charging prototype at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference in Tel Aviv. The company showed how its technology can be used to fully charge a nearly empty Samsung Galaxy S4 within 30 seconds — an exceedingly brief time in a world dominated by chargers that can take hours to replenish battery life.

The company hopes to start producing consumer-ready chargers in late 2016. It’s not clear when the devices might actually hit store shelves.