What you need to know
- Motorola wants to join the remote wireless charging wave with its new partnership.
- It's teaming up with GuRu, a leader in the field.
- Other Chinese companies such as Xiaomi and Oppo have also dabbled in bringing remote wireless charging to their devices.
Forget wireless charging and wireless charging pads, the future is in charging your devices from a distance. You'd be sitting next to a wireless charging hub, and your phone would be charging passively in without you needing to really do much. At least, that's what Motorola believes. The company has partnered with GuRu Wireless, Inc., a global leader in customizable, over-the-air power solutions to bring over-the-air wireless charging to its future smartphones.
Dan Dery, VP of Product at Motorola, delivered the following comment:
Wireless air charging is not a new thing. Companies have been touting it since the late 2010s, hoping for a world in which charging your device is a lot like using WiFi and wires are regarded in a manner as niche as ethernet. Xiaomi even debuted its first Air Chargers. Unlike WiFi, however, charging your phone remotely poses a new set of problems.
As the Washington Post noted in a piece looking at the practicality of over the air charging:
Still, there's no harm in trying. Companies have been innovating in regular old wireless charging, managing to reach speeds that match or even outperform wired fast charging. Over-the-air wireless charging may be a moonshot, but landing among the stars wouldn't be so bad either.
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