WattUp Wirelessly Charges Your Devices Up To 30 Feet Away

WattUp Wirelessly Charges Your Devices Up To 30 Feet Away

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At CES, Energous has been demonstrating WattUp (via Engadget) -- a truly wireless charging technology that can power device up to 30 feet away. WattUp is different from current wireless charging systems that usually require a charging pad you have to put your device on to charge. Instead, WattUp can charge your phone or wearable product from up to 30 feet away.

Energous' system is called WattUp, and it works using a mix of RF, Bluetooth and a lot of patent-pending technology. The transmitter is where most of the magic happens. It communicates with and locates compatible devices using low-energy Bluetooth. Once they've established contact with a device, they send out focused RF signals on the same bands as WiFi that are then absorbed and converted into DC power by a tiny chip embedded in the device. These transmitters can be built into household appliances, TVs, speakers and standalone "energy routers."

Multiple WattUps can be placed in a home allowing for seamless charging to all your devices. WattUp is controlled by an iPad app which helps determine which devices receive power and at what priority. Energous hopes future versions will detect charge levels of devices, and beam power to them as needed.

The company notes that it wants to license the technology to manufacturers such as Apple. If Apple were to adopt such a technology, you could wireless charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad throughout your home, without ever plugging it in.

WattUp Wirelessly Charges Your Devices Up To 30 Feet Away
WattUp Wirelessly Charges Your Devices Up To 30 Feet Away

Dude1000 - January 9, 2015 at 12:36am
I was wondering when someone would utilize the Wifi and RF spectrum as an energy source... Cool.
Jaramie - January 8, 2015 at 8:23pm
I feel like "In the same spectrum as wifi" needs to be either added to the title or repeated after every sentence. We've had wifi for over a decade now with no major outbreaks of illness stop fear mongering. Visible light is part of the EM spectrum. Are you going to say being able to see causes cancer next?
Scrotie McBoogerballs - January 8, 2015 at 1:58am
Seems like technology electric companies can utilize to charge you for specific types of usage. That is if they manage to abolish cords and outlets.
Soufiane - January 7, 2015 at 5:07pm
I wonder what the FCC have to say about that!
paulMOGG - January 6, 2015 at 11:22pm
The effects of the electricity on the body would have already be tested prior to this announcement I'm sure it's the break through we are listening to not actual product right now ! Get with the program you people !!!!!
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