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Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone and iPod touch

Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone and iPod touch

Posted June 24, 2009 at 10:20am by iClarified · 11545 views
WildCharge has announced today the availability of WildCharge Skins for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Consumers and licensing partners have been anxiously awaiting the skins, which enable the popular Apple devices to be charged by simply placing them on the WildCharger Pad, or on other surfaces that are embedded with the WildCharge technology, where they will begin charging immediately. The iPhone and iPod touch skins add to a growing list of WildCharge solutions that enable wire-free charging for a variety of portable devices. The iPhone skin is compatible with all iPhone models, including the new 3GS.

"The market is demanding a move toward wire-free charging, and WildCharge is thrilled to answer that call by adding Apple devices to our lineup of commercially available products,” said WildCharge chairman and CEO Dennis Grant. “With the addition of these two ‘Made for iPod’ and ‘Works with iPhone’ approved designs to our reference design library, WildCharge is solidifying our position as the leading wire-free charging developer in the industry.”

The WildCharge Skins are durable, protective form-fitting cases that when placed on the WildCharger Pad, transfer wire-free power from the Pad to the device inside the skin. The soft cases provide the same protection consumers already enjoy from traditional skins, but have the added value and convenience of enabling a wire-free charge. The WildCharger Pad, used in conjunction with the skins, delivers full power to multiple devices, allowing them to simultaneously charge together on the Pad while eliminating the clutter caused by multiple chargers and power cords. The iPod touch skin is available for order today and the iPhone skin will be available in early July. WildCharge Skins are also available for the Blackberry Pearl and Curve, and all are sold for $34.99 at WildCharge.com.

In addition to the Skins, WildCharge recently announced a Universal Adapter for mobile devices that works with the WildCharger Pad. The Universal Adapter is able to charge over 150 different cell phone models from major brands such as Motorola, RIM, and Nokia through the use of interchangeable tips, with the list of compatible devices constantly expanding.

WildCharge provides the only commercially available technology that enables licensing partners to deliver wire-free charging to a variety of devices that require varying amounts of power. From cell phones that require only a few watts of power to laptops that need over a hundred watts, virtually any device that has a rechargeable battery can be powered from a single, contiguous, and non-discriminating charging surface. WildCharge technology has met the industry’s most stringent regulatory and safety standards, including UL, CE, FCC, RoHS, and has been certified across all of the GSM bands. WildCharge enables licensees to bring new items to market quickly and cost effectively through its reference design library, which features wire-free products that have been conceived, engineered and tooled with a pre-established supply chain.

The WildCharge Pad and iPhone Skin bundle costs $79.99.

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Tony
Tony - June 24, 2009 at 4:54pm
The only way I see this technology being useful is if the whole desk had this surface under a nice finish. Then the desk would automatically keep all your gadgets fully charged (laptops, phones, cams etc-.) As of now I don't see the advantage of laying the phone on this weird looking pad as opposed to sticking in the charging dock.
Robbie
Robbie - June 25, 2009 at 4:16am
Very good point, Tony. Once the price tag falls to a reasonable price (comparible with that of conventional chargers), then maybe...
Shawn
Shawn - June 24, 2009 at 10:46am
I like the idea but look that dumb nub sticking out of the bottom. That would be so uncomfortable in my jeans
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