Air charging across the room could be a reality this year
Today’s form of wireless charging helps us power our devices by keeping them on a compatible charger. It basically just removes the clutter of wires from our eyes and can’t be called true wireless charging.
However, an Israeli startup is looking to introduce a few products that can be charged wirelessly across the room. If all goes according to plan, this would mark the start of this futuristic technology, which we have mostly heard about in science and fiction magazines.
According to a report by Tech Crunch (opens in a new tab)Wi-Charge, together with Belkin, is reportedly working to launch products that can be charged wirelessly from a distance of 10 meters.
Since this technology is still in its infancy, it has many limitations. And even if we want to, we still might not be able to charge our phones on the go.
According to the company, this technology will power devices using IR (infrared beams). Devices that need to be charged should remain fixed in one place and should be positioned so that they have a clear line of sight to the transmitter.
While we recently saw smartphone makers Xiaomi and Motorola show off their wireless chargers capable of charging devices like phones and other gadgets around the room – however – this was just a prototype and what Wi -Charge offers could be a real solution that we could see rolled out soon.
Straight out of a fantasy magazine, right?
Imagine a scenario where you literally don’t have to wait for your gadgets like headphones, earphones, laptops, tablets, phones, etc. recharge. All you have to do is pick them up as needed and start using them.
The solution we just discussed seems like a huge step in the right direction and will help us realize the fantasy soon.
According to Wi-Charge, it’s capable of transmitting 70 milliwatts to one watt of charging, which would be ideal for powering smart home and IoT devices rather than smartphones — at least for now.
The solution offered by this company will help to charge devices such as electric toothbrushes, smart door locks, smart blinds, remote control and much more which do not need much power and are for most fixed in the same place.
That being said, we’re not too far from the time when we can finally say goodbye to the plethora of charging cables and the hassle of repeatedly charging devices.