Innovation in cell phone charging technology at CES
By Joni Blecher Follow me on Twitter | Friday, January 13, 2012 (permalink)
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In addition to the tons of products announced at CES, also on display are new technologies in the work. Over the past couple of years, weve seen a proliferation of devices such as PowerMat that let users place a phone on a surface and get a wireless charge. Those products typically need another part to get the charge, such as a special battery pack or cable connection. At the show we saw something a bit more advanced from eCoupled. It uses the same idea of having a special surface for charging, however the phone or battery-operated device doesnt need an attachment as shown below in the see through purse. When the purse with the cell phone in it is placed on the charging surface it locates the cell phone and starts charging the battery. No additional parts needed on the phone.