One of the gadgets hogging the limelight at 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.

It has the potential to revolutionize the way we use mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable tech, the report said.