One easy way to induce worry is to misplace your phone charger. Now We know, you’re stressed out just thinking about it. Imagine, what if instead of dealing with your wiry bundles and ports and plugs and cords, you just have to walk into a room, and your phone charge. That’s basically how Wi-Charge works.
Wi-Charge might not have any problem of the wired plug phone charger. This device looks something like a smoke detector on the ceiling. As long as your phone, tablet, laptop, wireless speakers, etc. are in view of the Wi-Charge, you’ll get result. This technology also called “line of sight.” Initially, Wi-Charge will based on dongles plugged into your device for transmit power, but internally installed receivers would remove that difficulty.
This product isn’t commercially available yet. You won’t be able to install one of these suckers in your home just yet. Wi-Charge technology leads at commercial spaces, which, considering the panic and stress of a dying phone while on the travelling, might be more helpful anyway.
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In August 2017, this product received approval from the FDA. Anything transmitted over the air has to plan with safety and commercial regulations, which is usually overseen by the FCC.
This product uses infrared beams for charge your phone battery, making Wi-Charge the first company to achieve the power/range/safety level required for a commercial wireless power solution. Because the FCC doesn’t deal in infrared beams and the FDA was needed to ensure this technology is safe for people to be around.
It’s taken years for Wi-Charge to get to this point. “The speed of charging and range have been improved, but are roughly the same as before. Range can reach up to 10 meters indoors, and power is up to 3 to 4 watts per device.”
Ori Mor, Wi-Charge’s co-founder and vice president of research and development, told Digital Trends. “The speed of charging is slower than cable charging, but since the charging happens in the background without you even knowing, there’s no need for fast charging.”