Wire-free charging of: cell phones, gaming devices, PDA’s, handheld devices, wireless keyboards and wireless computer peripherals will soon be a reality.
A Pennsylvania-based company, Powercast, has developed a device that transmits low voltage electricity through the air. A transmitter plugs into a wall socket and transmits DC power over radio waves (RF) to an embedded receiver in the device. Currently devices within a few feet of the transmitter can be charged without messy wiring. The company has partnered with Phillips Electronics and will be launching a wireless LED light stick later this year. Other products like a wireless keyboard and mouse combo will roll-out in 2008.
A few features:
eliminates batteries – very green
more cost effective per watt than batteries – very green
eliminates power adapters & wires – reduces waste and clutter
allows powering-on as needed – saves energy
functions as backup power source