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Nikola Case Powers Your iPhone With Wasted RF Energy Around You [Video]

Nikola Case Powers Your iPhone With Wasted RF Energy Around You [Video]

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The Nikola Phone Case extends your iPhone battery life by harvesting wasted RF energy from the air around you.

When your phone is transmitting, only a small fraction of the phone’s signal actually reaches the receiver (Cell tower, WiFi router), while the majority of the signal is wasted to the air. Our proprietary RF harvesting technology captures that wasted RF energy and converts it into DC power that can be used to power devices.

The case is being produced via a partnership with The Ohio State University that leverages Dr. Chi-Chih Chen’s extensive background in antenna design and energy harvesting. Along with co-inventors Emre Koksal, Ness Shroff and Roland Tallos, Dr. Chen developed technology that could harvest wasted RF energy from mobile devices.

"Although the team had expertise in the technology, designing the harvesting antenna for the iPhone 6 was no easy task. Through countless iterations in board design, the team saw great improvements in the lab. We were surprised to see just how much energy we could harvest through wasted RF waves."

The case can reduce the battery consumption rate by up to 30% without affecting the phone’s communication quality or data rate.

To be one of the first to get a Nikola Case, you can pledge $99 and choose from Black/Grey, Black/Gold, White/Grey, White/Gold, or Red/Grey colors for either the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6. The estimated ship date is February 2016 and the project has raised $40,000 of its $135,000 goal with 40 days to go.

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Nikola Case Powers Your iPhone With Wasted RF Energy Around You [Video]

Nikola Case Powers Your iPhone With Wasted RF Energy Around You [Video]

fdsa87432 - November 6, 2016 at 4:23am
Another KickStarter scam for people who don't understand the laws of thermodynamics. I wish I didn't have a conscience; it's so easy to take people's money.
Gwyneth - June 14, 2015 at 4:32pm
Omg the miserable people that are bashing this product... You are just sad that your pea sized brains could not come up with an idea anywhere close. It is called an invention. So quit whining and try to invent something good in your life. Try to expand the low IQ you have by doing something useful. Invent and be better than those you judge and criticize or shut up. I would love to try out this case just for fun because it is a good idea but they don't have a case for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Nat - June 15, 2015 at 12:14am
I appreciate what these guys are doing, but I'm just saying what I think can be better than this in case of thise who want a better solution. That's why I mentioned it below.
Bigjiba - June 13, 2015 at 1:12am
Horrible idea. It's too little energy. Especially for the size and also awfully idea to integrate into the phone. Making the phone thicker for minimal gains. It's like putting a sail on a car. Let's harness the wind. Technically could but with a huge physical hindrance especially compared to the returns achieved. I'm sure they don't care if they achieve or not. They want the money in their pocket.
FistCock - June 13, 2015 at 4:15am
like putting a compressor on a vehicle... or wind turbine on a boat.. or solar panels on your house.. it's a great idea harnessing locally available wasted energy harnessing capability. A sail on a car is a clearly useless comparison and in no way compares to this product, not to mention it's clearly stupid. And how is being slightly thicker a " Huge physical Hindrance" ? what a laugh. Who doesn't want money in their pocket, you're really a barrel full of brain dead monkeys. trollollol
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