So as we know wireless charging is great and although It has been a staple of many android phones for a few years now, for our friends who use an iOS device it is very much a new thing. As a side affect from this a lot more companies are showing interest in this tech. As it stands the industry standard is called Qi Charging. This is a system based on having charging coils embedded in the back of the device that will line up with the coils on another Qi base unit that is in very close proximity. Whilst this is great and a very nice feature to have it comes with its own problems. What if you wanted to charge your device with a heavy duty case on it. Well for those of you have tried you will know that it is not possible using the Qi standard.
This is where Energous want to help and the way they want to do is via distance wireless charging
How cool does that sound?
I really do like this idea but at the moment ill be honest it is not something we are going to see in our devices anytime soon. What we do know is that Energous are actively looking for partners with who to develop end-user products for the real world. The photos below are showing what we could see in the near future with regard to base units that can be added to existing tech.
The ultimate aim is for Ergous to install their Wattup chipset/transmitter into our product such as wearables phones speakers and yes even our phones. Once this is done then as soon as you are in proximity of your Wattup base unit then your device will connect the charging network and take charge if it needed without having to plug in or place your device in a specific location.
Source: CoolSmartPhone.com News