Wi-Charge, the first company to commercialize over-the-air wireless charging, has announced improvements to its thumb-sized power receivers.
They can be embedded into – and charge – electric toothbrushes, game controllers, smart faucets, smart locks, and more.
The company’s power transmitter, which can power multiple devices across a 1,400 sq ft area, converts electricity into safe infrared beams, which are then delivered to receivers embedded in the electronic devices.
They convert the infrared energy into electricity, which is used to charge the internal battery or super-capacitor.
The Wi-Charge transmitter now has 40 per cent more power than the previous generation – meaning it can power more devices from a single transmitter, and charge devices that require greater power.
It also has a 30 per cent smaller receiver footprint, and can be more easily integrated into various devices.
The company’s technology is already deployed in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Israel and elsewhere.
“We continue to push the wireless charging market forward, expanding what is possible for device manufacturers so they can delight and amaze consumers and end-users with what is possible in a world without wires,” said Ori Mor, Co-founder and chief business officer.
“In 2022, we proved that over-the-air wireless charging is ready for prime time by driving it into the market with a growing number of device manufacturers, partners, and customers.
“Now, we are closing the year by further expanding the market with significant technology enhancements that make wireless charging as easy to add to devices as Wi-Fi. We expect 2023 to be an exciting year with continued rapid innovation and deployments.”
Wi-Charge was founded in 2010, and is based in Rehovot, central Israel.