Wireless charging over distance the next big thing, says mobile phone inventor

May 9, 2016

Wouldn't it be great if you never had to worry about your phone running out of juice ever again.

Well, the technology is here, and not only that — the very man who invented the mobile phone is backing it.

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Marty Cooper invented the mobile phone. Photo: Reuters

A little-known US company is developing wireless charging technology that can charge gadgets anywhere within a 30-foot radius of a charging dock, or "power router".

"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Marty Cooper, who is attributed with creating the first mobile phone way back in 1973, told CNN on Monday.

A WattUp power router and phone. Photo: YouTube: Energous Corporation

"And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."

Cooper, who worked at Motorola for nearly 30 years, thinks Energous, based in the US city of San Jose, has the answer. That's why he's on its board.

 

Read more at http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/innovation/wireless-charging-over-distance-the-next-big-thing-says-mobile-phone-inventor-20160509-goqew5.html

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