Death of the cell phone charger

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

According to Death of the cell phone charger, “a Pennsylvania entrepreneur has developed technology that gives you all the battery juice you need directly from the air.” It all sounds a bit Atlas Shrugged. Here’s the scoop:

It may sound futuristic, but Powercast’s platform uses nothing more complex than a radio — and is cheap enough for just about any company to incorporate into a product. A transmitter plugs into the wall, and a dime-size receiver (the real innovation, costing about $5 to make) can be embedded into any low-voltage device. The receiver turns radio waves into DC electricity, recharging the device’s battery at a distance of up to 3 feet.

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