The concept of wireless charging holds a lot of promise, but there is still a ways to go before mainstream utilization. Most wireless charging implementations still involve a cable, even if not directly attached to the device, an extra pad on which the device has to be positioned accurately, and with fast charging capabilities around, wireless charging is comparatively quite slow as well. A company by the name of Humavox is aiming to address at least some of these issues, and are showcasing there wireless charging tech here at CES 2016. Let’s take a look!
Humavox’s take on wireless charging uses near field radio frequencies, or RF charging, to bring wireless charging to nearly everything, and more importantly, everywhere. The chip is extremely small compared to current generation wireless charging solutions, and can fit into a variety of shapes and sizes, such as a cup holder in a recliner, a bowl, sunglass containers, or a drawer.
The orientation and position of the device doesn’t matter either, and for example, you can place the device upside down, and it will still be charged. This makes it a lot easier to use, considering how finicky some current wireless chargers can be, and eliminates any guesswork or struggles with finding the perfect placement for your device.
The benefits of this technology, over something like Qi, is that you can convert regular everyday items into a wireless charging station. Multiple items can also be charged can be charged in a single container at any given time without an adverse affect on charging speeds.
Devices that can take advantage of this wireless charging capability isn’t limited to just smartphones either. Anything that has this particular chip built inside of it can use it, and at Humavox’s demo, we saw a slew of different devices being charged, including wearables, mock up smart glasses, and a PlayStation 4 controller, and as such, the possibilities are limitless here.
With wireless charging being around for a while now, it isn’t necessarily the technology itself that makes this impressive, but rather the way Humavox has managed to integrate it into everyday life. Cables or docks may be a part and parcel of the wireless charging game now, but this implementation is the real future of wireless charging.
The coolest thing about this is that it isn’t limited to your home, but can even be seen across various aspects of everyday life, such as a cup holder at a movie theater, or at an airport terminal. There is just so much that Humavox can do, and from what we’ve been able to see at CES so far, it does seem extremely promising.
As always, stay tuned with Android Authority as we continue to bring you more great hands on coverage from CES 2016!