This new gadget can wirelessly charge almost any device


Energysquare – a startup from France, has conceived a rather interesting technology that allows almost any device to be wirelessly charged.

The company's creation is on display in this year's CES and consists of a set of five really thin stickers, which work in conjunction with a charging pad. Each sticker features two electrodes and a Micro-USB, USB-C or Lightning connector that plugs into the charging port of any device. After installing one of these stickers on the back of your gadget of choice, you simply need to place it on the pad and it starts charging. 


Energysquare uses an innovative conductive charging technology, which allows for multiple devices to be charged at the same time. You can easily fit 3 or 4 smartphones on the pad and they will charge at speeds, which are similar to that of a regular charge.

One noticeable flaw of the current design is that the sticker blocks the charging port your handset, so if you wish to charge it the normal way, you are required to remove the sticker. This problem has been noticed by Energysquare and the company will fix the issue by including a port on the backside with the second generation of their product.

Energysquare will most likely start shipping in Q1 2017 at the price of $89.

source: CNET

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5 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Neato!

5. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

I think things like these were available at least a year ago already on aliexpress. You can search for wireless charging sticker if you like the idea and you'll find that it's a $3 gizmo. Replacing the standard micro-USB/USB-C/Lightning plug with a male-female adapter would be a nice improvement, especially for iPhone users willing to leave this on and still use headphones. I'd like to see some more in-depth info on their approach to wireless energy transfer, however. Only thing siad here and on c|net is that it's nearly as fast as a regular, wired charging. How is that conduction method different from induction here? What about efficiency? Maximum charging distance? Manufacturing price?

2. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

well done

3. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

cool, but too much money @ $89. id rather 'quick charge (4.0 now?)' for free, thank you.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Very disappointed, very deceiving title. I thought this was real wireless charging. This still needs a pad, just like my dock.

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