According to an FCC approval, a product from Energous will be able to deliver charge to your devices ranging from phones, wearables, tablets and so much more (this will be possible if they also come equipped with wireless charging circuits like numerous phones you see right now).
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Wireless power developer Energous announced Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission has granted consumer safety certification for its wireless charging technology, opening the door to commercialization.
Older wireless charging technologies have received limited adoption over the past 15 years, and are confined to contact-based charging only.
Energous' WhattUp can wirelessly charge any device without docking it.
Modern day wireless charging is slightly better than plugging in with a cable. Well, thanks to Energous and an FCC approval, all that is going to become possible in the future.
Currently, Energous doesn't have any retail product, but the company may show off the new technology at the CES 2018 event in Las Vegas. Phones, tablets, keyboards, and earbuds can be charged so long as they're connected to the right receiver. We remember the time when Energous WattUp tech promised true wireless charging as it would be the next frontier. WattUp is platform-agnostic, meaning you could theoretically buy a charger for any phone, regardless of who makes the device.
"WattUp from Energous represents an incredibly positive lifestyle change", said Martin Cooper, Energous Board of Directors member and "Father of the Cell Phone" - a pioneer and visionary of the wireless industry. All devices have to be outfitted with a specific receiver and now, and multiple devices can be charged simultaneously, within 15 feet of the transmitter.
WattUp supports Wireless Charging 2.0 and is similar to Wi-Fi in that the ecosystem supports interoperability between receivers and transmitters. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
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