London: One of the gadgets hogging the limelight at the CES this year is a charger that can boost your battery to full capacity in less time than it takes to boil a kettle.
Developed by Israeli start-up, Storedot, the device is capable of recharging phone batteries about 100 times faster than at present.
The company had demonstrated a similar feat about eight months ago and involved a battery many times thicker than the handset itself and an outsized charger, making the gadget impractical for real-world use. However, the charging dock showcased in Las Vegas is pretty slim and the phone involved is no bigger than normal too.
The new version is much smaller than the previous device and provides a sustainable replacement for lithium-ion ones by enhancing specifically synthesized organic molecules. It has the potential to revolutionise the way we use mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable tech.
The company also showed off a 2,000mAh battery, which took three minutes to recharge, but the phone that housed it, had been made 5mm (0.2in) thicker than normal to accommodate its girth.
Storedot has a 2017 goal of matching the energy density â€“ the amount of energy stored per kilogram â€“ of its own batteries and the lithium-ion ones commonly found in existing handsets.
(With ANI inputs)