One of the technologies presented at the end of 2012, with the launch of the Nexus 4, was the wireless charging of mobile devices. This feature has been used with a certain frequency and we can say that it is one of the market trends when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Fulton Innovation, which since 2011 has presented similar solutions at the International CES, brought yet another recent trick in the field of wireless charging: the ability to charge a smart phone on the back of a tablet. Are you curious? Find out how this is possible.
The company developed a technology called “eCoupled ” that if it’s inside your device, you can use your tablet’s battery to charge your smartphone and vice versa. Essentially, eCoupled allows bi-directional movement of charge between compatible devices.
Any device enabled with Qi – Inductive power standard, the international standard for wireless charging developed in partnership by the manufacturers HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, among others – can be charged by the device that hosts the eCoupled, and when two enabled devices are in contact from the rear, the one with the most battery charges the one with the least.
Of course, this is not a solution, but it does help to remedy situations. In addition, this can also be seen as a possibility to reduce the weight of the devices, since you could only position your device in charging “centers” or on other devices. I just saw charging points at airports and subway stations, where we could just put our smartphones in contact to charge them.
In the promotional video for Fulton Innovation’s eCloupled technology, you can get an idea of how easy and agile it would be to use this wireless charger for smartphones:
Watch the video on YouTube.
Ideas like these make International CES an unprecedented and, above all, necessary technological fair. In your opinion, is wireless charging a feature that is here to stay in the mobile device market, or is it a passing fever?
Image: Fulton Innovation