Wireless Power

  • Cota by Ossia Charges Your Devices from 30ft Away Without Wires

    Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

    Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for much higher-demand applications, like charging cars. But there’s been very little work done in… Read More

  • Soon Your Cheerios Box May Glow Like This One

    Soon Your Cheerios Box May Glow Like This One

    eCoupled is a company that works on wireless power stuff — you know, power mats, desktop chargers, that sort of thing, interesting but not quite ready for deployment. But at their booth here, they were also showing off this glowing Honey Nut Cheerios package. I love that cereal, so I had to investigate. Read More

  • Intel demonstrates RF power harvesting in the real world.

    Intel demonstrates RF power harvesting in the real world.

    Way back at the Intel Developer's Forum in August, Intel mentioned that they are working on a technology which would allow them to harvest radio frequency power wirelessly. It was still a concept back then, but recently they were able to demonstrate it in the wild. Read More

  • Wireless Power: Wave of the Future?

    Wireless Power: Wave of the Future?

    This year in CES we can expect some new products that feature a the latest wireless technology: wireless power. Of course, we saw stuff like this at last year's CES and it wasn't that cool, but still. Health hazards, efficiency, and cost have always been issues in the development of wireless power technology, but a growing number of companies are saying that they have solved those problems. They… Read More

  • More wireless power: this one looks practical

    More wireless power: this one looks practical

    I’m not an experienced electrical engineer so I’m never sure about the feasibility of this sort of thing, but I’ve seen wireless power demonstrated before, and if you’re willing to work within certain restrictions, it seems to be a perfectly good option. I don’t really like the idea of, say, microwave based power being shot all over my room, so this magnetic induction… Read More

  • Dude, no way – blender uses wireless power

    http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mnr_lib/200808/players/player-single.swf?job=34799Get right the hell outta town with this thing. Here’s a blender – a blender – using wireless power. It’s the result of “eCoupled intelligent wireless power” which has been created by Fulton Innovation. The company is working on building the same magical power system into other… Read More

  • Motion 2 Energy moves to charge up external batteries with motion

    Motion 2 Energy moves to charge up external batteries with motion

    On Monday, Motion 2 Energy has plans to announce that they have been developing the world’s first external charger for mobile devices. The charger harvests the energy of everyday motion, converting it into electrical energy. The principle is based on electromagnetic induction, which was demonstrated way back in 1831 by Michael Faraday. Basically, if a magnetic field moves through a coil of… Read More

  • Hanrim wireless power transmission: Satellite power by year 2108

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F730084&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf We’ve been seeing lots of cool wireless power applications this year and Hanrim had a good demo of a prototype phone with a wirless charging pad… Read More

  • WMG to integrate wireless charging in their smartphones

    WMG to integrate wireless charging in their smartphones

    That’s cool. Wireless Mobile Group will be putting SlashPower wireless power modules in their smartphones so you can just lay the sucker on a pad and get charged on up. Now if we could standardize these things so all our phones used the same charge station, as well as iPods, rechargeable AAs, etc, that would eliminate a lot of cabling from my apartment. One mouse-pad sized station could take… Read More

  • Wireless Power Coming Soon? Perhaps

    Wireless Power Coming Soon? Perhaps

    I think everyone would love wireless power at this point. The fire hazard known as my “work area” is just dying to go wireless and free up some electrical sockets. Luckily, that may happen sooner than I thought. US researchers have started developing and working on a method for delivering power wirelessly. They draw on both new technologies and old ones from the likes of Nikola Tesla… Read More