Wireless power kit uses beams of invisible infrared light to charge smart speakers, thus doing away with need of cables or proximity to a power outlet
Wi-Charge has launched an innovative wireless power kit that can transform an existing wired Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini into a fully functional, wire-free product.
The wireless power kit uses beams of invisible infrared light to charge smart speakers, thus doing away with need of cables or proximity to a power outlet.
This means smart homeowners can position their smart speaker on a table or countertop, hang it on a wall or put it practically anywhere in the room.
The Israel-based company also launched “Powered by Wi-Charge OEM Program,” which is aimed at helping select original equipment manufacturers bring wirelessly powered products to market.
The products the company is targeting include smart home speakers, home security devices, phone charging solutions and other smart home devices that were previously constrained by battery power or power cords.
CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree
Wi-Charge was recently named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its wireless power kit.
“Our award-winning Wireless Power Kit demonstrates the possibilities of converting popular smart home devices into completely wireless products,” Wi-Charge chief marketing officer Yuval Boger said in a release.
“Our new ‘Powered by Wi-Charge’ OEM package includes, in our opinion, everything a partner needs to bring a wirelessly-powered appliance to market,” Boger added.
Wi-Charge’s Wireless Power Kit for Amazon Echo and Google Home will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2019.