Wireless charging set to drastically improve

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system
    The WattUp Mid Field transmitter refills batteries from 3 feet away.

    Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works from up to three feet away.

    San Jose-based startup, Energous, announced on Tuesday that it has received the first such FCC certification for power-at-a-distance wireless charging with its WattUp Mid Field transmitter. The transmitter converts electricity into radio frequencies, then beams the energy to nearby devices outfitted with a corresponding receiver. This differs from the resonant induction method that the Pi wireless charging system relies upon and offers a greater range than the Belkin and Mophie chargers that require physical contact with the device.

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    I can already feel the hairs standing on the back of my neck.

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    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I hope your subcutaneous lithium battery is user replaceable. :vbeek: :vbwink:
     
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    I'm not going to be scared until some of the reviews report it reheated their coffee while charging the phone.

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    You say that like auto-coffee_reheat is a bad thing :vbrolleyes:

    "it's a feature, not a bug"
     
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    Maybe Nikola Tesla's old idea of sending electricity wirelessly will actually come to pass. He built a huge tower in Long Island to test his theory. Unfortunately, it bankrupted him. The site is now a museum, but the power tower was dismantled.
     
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