Right now, it is quite legit to argue that wireless charging is not really wireless because you still need to place your device physically on top of a charging mat to fuel it up. But, it seems that things are likely to be changed from now on, as FCC has recently given approval for the first power-at-a-distance wireless charging system, which is an innovation of Energous. So yes, we are getting closer to witness the true wireless charging very soon.
Energous, a San Jose-based startup, revealed on Tuesday that it has officially received the FCC certification for power-at-a-distance wireless charging with its WattUp Mid Field transmitter. The transmitter works pretty effectively, it first converts electricity into a radio frequency, then sends the energy to nearby devices connected to a corresponding receiver.
For now, the company doesn’t have any device ready for the customers, but it has some serious plans to show off this much-needed technology at CES 2018, which will take place in a couple of weeks. So, we will have more to say about it then.
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