Motorola showcases its latest "Space Charging" truly-wireless power supply system
The future of keeping your phone going throughout the day might become known as truly wireless, remote wireless or distance charging, and is based on techniques that involve the transmission of energy in certain forms that can be converted into power for a mobile device without the need for a charging port of any kind. Motorola has just demonstrated its latest advancements in this tech via its official Weibo channel.
These new posts reveal that the new Space Charging system comes in the form of Motorola's latest purpose-built transmitter, which comes in an almost monitor-like form-factor (complete with stand) that can easily fit on a desk or a table.
It is rated to emit power in the form of millimeter-wave (mmWave) impulses, which manifests as a charge of up to 5W when it hits a device with the requisite receiver. Motorola asserts that these phones can be placed up to 3 meters (m) away from the Space Charger, so long as they remain within the 100° 'field of view' in front of the transmitter.
The OEM asserts that this latest prototype is rated to work through some materials, paper and leather included; therefore, some obstacles such as smartphone cases might be less likely to disrupt charging. On the other hand, the Space Charging station is also equipped with the AI necessary to pause the system if a human moves into its range of exposure.
Motorola has also packed 1600 antennae into the concept remote desktop charger, to support simultaneous power for up to 4 devices. The OEM has indicated that it intends to provide additional Qi wireless charging in market-ready versions of this new product, although it has yet to finalize a launch or release date for this next-gen charging accessory.