Game changer is the overused phrase too often applied to new technology so much as to become ubiquitous. When, however, it is applied to a product honored at the Consumer Electronic Show three straight years including the 2018 Innovation Award. Game changer falls far short. Wireless battery charging has been around for decades with major spatial accomplishments measured in centimeters or fractions thereof.
JAXA (Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Administration) in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric routinely transmits a 1.8 KW charged beam 55 meters. While a US concern (Ossia Inc. Bellevue, WA) is presently licensing technology whereby a single AA battery size cell embedded in an array of AA secondary cells to charge the entire array at a distance of 10 meters. Undoubtedly this distance of inductive charging will increase exponentially as this technology is still in its infancy.READ MORE