Thanks to all the new wireless charging systems on their way to market, the shock-horror moment of being out and about and then having your mobile’s battery die mid-way through a call may be a thing of the past. Of this new wave of chargers, the Airnergy from RCA looks to be the pick of the litter.
Airnergy works by harvesting wi-fi signals around you and converting them into electricity. Sure, we’ve seen this done before, but it’s the efficiency that is the key here; the Airnergy can convert and store enough power within 90 minutes to charge a smartphone.
The magic here is the Airnergy’s built in battery. It doesn’t need to be connected to your phone to be charged immediately. Just keeping it in range of a decent wi-fi source means power can be held onto for when you need it most.
A small and simple device, it could really challenge the Power Mat, with all its frustrating accessories, for dominance in the charger market. And at a suggested retail price of $40 (around £30) its way cheaper too.
We’ll be keeping our eye on this one to say the least.
Via: Oh Gizmo