Charging your devices wirelessly might not be a new idea. However, it is tough to find any charging device which can feed power to your devices even from a distance. Most of them require the devices to be placed over the charging pad. Wouldn’t it be better if you could charge many devices at the same time and that too from a distance? Well, now that will be possible with the help of Energous Corporation which will launch WattUp, a wireless charger.
WattUp- What Does it Offer?
This wireless charger can charge devices even 15 feet away. It will change the way people feed power to their devices.
The description of WattUp provided in the Energous website reads “With WattUp, you no longer need to worry about looking for a charge: once you are in a WattUp wire-free charging zone, the battery life of all your devices will simply be managed, seamlessly and intelligently, so you can devote your time and energy to what really matters.”
You can use the WattUp to charge your smartphones and other devices which run on battery, while on the move. This is possible with the use of same radio waves as a Wi-Fi router.
How does it Work?
WattUp uses Bluetooth and Radio Frequency to give power to the devices. The transmitter finds out compatible devices and interacts with them using a Bluetooth module. Once these electronic devices are connected, they emit radio frequency signals that are changed into DC power. This is done by a small chip that is integrated in the device.
The chargeable devices should be kept within a range of up to 15 feet of the Wi-Fi signals and they should require 10 watts or less power. One WattUp transmitter can charge maximum of 12 devices at a single go.
There is also an app which has been developed by the company to control the order and preferences of the charges.
As of now, you will need a WattUp-enabled battery pack to charge your devices. According to the company, the transmitter will be available in the market by the end of this year or the beginning of 2016.
Are you going to buy the WattUp transmitter? Do you have any wireless charger now? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.