What was more interesting to us, though, is that this charger is part of a broader charging research effort for smartphones and other mobile devices, called Power Hub. It aims for charging from various sources, including solar, fuel cells and even kinetic or heat, as well as wireless charging.
"Using leading-edge micro and nanotechnologies, ST-Ericsson is developing new PowerHUB solutions that will be able to draw energy from solar cells, wireless chargers and physical movement, automatically using the optimum power source or best combination of sources available at any time for maximum efficiency." Here is the company's list of the current and future technologies that are destined for our smartphones and tablets:
We wrote yesterday about another company, which is using transparent flexible solar cells in your phone's display for charging it, so we are happy to see the all-important issue of topping up our devices is receiving enough scientific attention. More about the various wireless charging solutions you can read in our article here.
source: ST-Ericsson via Engadget