Haier shows off wirelessly-powered TV


The future will be wireless. That’s what they keep saying, anyway. And while smaller devices are relatively easy to charge inductively, this TV from Haier is actually being wirelessly powered altogether. The technology comes from MIT spinoff WiTricity, which specializes in “wireless electricity delivered over distance.”

In the case of this TV, there’s apparently “a coil that is approximately 1 x 1 foot (30.48 x 30.48cm) in size on its back, and 100W electricity can be supplied from a distance of about 1m,” according to Nikkei.

Video is also sent to the TV wirelessly using the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) which is capable of streaming 1080p video at 3Gbps from up to 100 feet away.

No word on a consumer version of this technology anytime soon but, hey, at least it works.

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