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Wireless charging system for Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5 announced by WiTricity

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Wireless charging system for Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5 announced by WiTricity
How would you like to charge your Apple iPhone without wires? A company called WiTricity has announced a wireless charger for both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5. The system uses magnetic resonance which means that the charging can be done at a distance. You won't have to line up the iPhone on a wireless pad. And if you include a wireless power repeater, you can put the latter in your top drawer under your nightstand, and any device placed on that nightstand will recharge.

At CES, WiTricity announced a wireless pad and a case for the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5. The company says it is basically a reference design, but it does plan on selling the pad in coming months for $99 and the case for $49. Intel is an investor in the company and was involved in a $25 million funding round back in October. At CES, the silicon slinger is using WiTricity's technology to display a recharging bowl for wearables. Drop your wearables in the bowl, like a smartwatch, and it starts recharging.

To see how the technology works, and how the repeater can extend the range of the pad, click on the video below.


source: GigaOM

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 21:54 1

1. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 398; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Very cool. No doubt the next Iphones will have built in wireless charging. I bought a G2 from Verizon without realizing it came with wireless charging. It was a very nice added bonus. Once there are several pads placed around your house, car, and work and if they are hidden from view, the idea of charging your phone will become outdated. Devices will appear to simply always be charged.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 22:02

2. andhraking17 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


this is the same thing what mediatek announced before, but it didn't said anything about the repeaters.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 22:34 1

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


wireless charging...check
water resistance from liquipel...check

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 22:34

4. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


wireless charging...check
water resistance from liquipel...check

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 00:02 1

5. Rocksteady (unregistered)


How would you Loki paying 99$ and have your iphone explode?
Didn't apple blame unofficial chargers for the explosive accidents?!

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 00:02

6. Rocksteady (unregistered)


'Like

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 01:39

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Wait, iPhones have wireless charging???

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 15:38

8. wirelesscharger (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Yes! It's available now in amazon store and try to search CHOETECH. You can check these particular products for wireless chargers.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 01:38

9. wirelesscharger (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Yeah, you're right! CHOETECH is the no.1 supplier of wireless charger in amazon. Please check.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 23:59

10. jeffherd (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


yes i appreciated with you because before choetech, i have another charger and when i was charger my phone, the charger body warm up with in 15 to 20 minutes and in case, I have stop charging for save my charger life. but now i have replace from choetech all direction wireless charger and feel very comfortable now...

You can also check the compatibility and review here : amazon.com/dp/B00I03LLUM/

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