FCC Approves Wireless Charger That Works Up To Three Feet Away

If you’re starting to see the company name Energous pop up in your feeds today, here’s why: the FCC just approved wireless, at-a-distance charging technology from the company, that works from up to three feet away.

This is the first certification the FCC has granted for wireless at-a-distance charging.

It’s called the WattUp Mid Field Transmitter and uses radio frequency to charge enabled devices from up to three feet away.

“Untethered, wire-free charging — such as charging a fitness band even while wearing it — is exactly what consumers have been waiting for,” Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous said. “We are now in a position to move our consumer electronics, IoT and smart home customers forward at an accelerated pace.”

WattUp isn’t currently available to consumers. Energous will debut the technology at the upcoming CES 2017 in January.

Featured image: Energous



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