The RCA Airnergy AirPower is curious little device. It is supposed to harvest WiFi signals and convert them into usable energy, which is then sent out over a USB cable to charge a gadget. Yeah, think of the possibilities. But while the technology really does exist and has been demonstrated, it seems a little too easy. Apparently RCA is serious about the product line and has ditched the name Airnergy in favor of AirPower and is now showing off a slightly more polished look than the ones seen at CES 2010.
Of course we still don’t know if these little chargers really work. It’s a product we would have written off instantly if it was from another company. It just doesn’t seem that RCA would put so much work into something that’s simply a scam. We’ll see later this year, though. The first-gen AirPower devices should hit stores right before the holiday season. [via Dvice]