Engineers have long been trying to create a charger that will allow people to once and for all get rid of the wires and the constant need to be near the outlet. Considering how many gadgets and electronic devices exist in our lives, we somehow have to regularly recharge them to stay in touch, keep abreast of the latest news, and not to part with your favorite music. The new WattUp charger, developed as part of the Energous start-up, allows several gadgets to be recharged by air at a distance of more than 4 meters.
The California company Energous not only developed this device (work on it began in 2014), but even received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), so that it can without any problems to release it for sale in North America. Wireless charging implies the absence of any wires, as well as the need to place your devices on special sites, as is the case with some models of modern smartphones. Of course, this system works by converting electricity to radio waves, so each charged device must be equipped with an appropriate receiver, which manufacturers in the future can integrate into their products. Also need support for devices charging standard Wireless Charging 2.0. To date, the maximum working radius of the charger is 4.5 meters (most effectively it operates at a distance of up to 1 meter). It is possible that Energous will eventually be able to improve this indicator. The novelty will be shown for the first time to consumers at the CES 2018 electronics exhibition, which will begin on January 9, 2018.