This week’s laboratory Disney Research demonstrated the technology of wireless energy transfer, which allows you to simultaneously charge all the equipment in the room. But while this is only a prototype, and what is available today? Yank Technologies, the company announced the first wireless charging for smartphones with a range of half a meter, which distinguishes it from the current solutions.
A device called a MotherBox uses the principle of magnetic resonance and has three circuits. They are located in three different planes and allow you to charge gadgets at a distance of about 50 cm At this distance, the developers promise to take the charge capacity of 2 watts. When approaching the source power increases and power: at a distance of 40 centimeters smartphones charged from 4 watts, and at 13 inches 10 watts.
Of course, the charger itself must be plugged into a power supply, but the company also promises to release a version MotherBox Mini with an extra battery on 7000 mAh and the limited maximum distance.
Just like the iPhone will begin charging on the body you need to fix the receiver in the form of a thin plate that connects to the Lightning port, microUSB or USB C. It can be hidden under any cover. Unfortunately, at the same time to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music in headphones, complete will not work.
As described in the company MotherBox supports simultaneous charging 3-4 devices. To configure devices in a mobile application for iOS and Android.
The project MotherBox successfully debuted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The cost of the device is pleasantly surprising: the first customers will receive the new product for $79, shipping will start in September this year.