Many users dream of charging their device without having to connect it to any cable or rest it on any surface. In other words, they are looking for the real wireless charge, which they are trying to sell with induction charging. This method of charging could be closer than ever, as the FCC has just certified what would be the first wireless remote charger that would work through radio frequency.
The competent body in the USA to certify electronic devices to be marketed to the public, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has given the green light today to the marketing of a wireless charger that will work remotely via radio frequency.
This charger is branded WattUp, and developed by Energous Corporation, which is related to various wireless charging systems on the market . The model that has earned the FCC certification is the so-called WattUp Mid Field.
This charger has the ability to recharge devices that are in an r ango of 90 centimeters from the transmitter, and could recharge small devices such as a smartphone, a tablet, smartwatches… The recharging system is based on the charging technology Wireless Charging 2.0 that will allow the device to be recharged by putting it in contact with the transmitter or at some distance from it.
Compatibility between device manufacturers is assured, although we will have to wait a few months or years to see it implemented . We will have to see how this technology works in our day to day and also see how it evolves. This is a first contact that I hope will be taken as a base to improve it until we get a higher range and surely a higher recharge speed.
But we already have as a reality something that many claimed, that when entering a certain place our device is recharged without any cable or having to support it anywhere. We will have to see in the next years how it evolves.