Ossia, a company that’s finally trying to create a new system for in-home, wireless charging. It is not like Qi chargers or anything you used before, Ossia’s systems will let you charge your gadgets anywhere within range of their wireless charging base station. This is one radical idea which makes everyone happy who uses a lot of batteries.
That could lead to AA batteries that never need to be recharged. The actual functionality behind the tech is very complicated, but it’s also easy enough to size down that the company has made standard battery-sized versions. Phones require a special case for now, but could one day see the tech as a default inclusion, but this is very fat fetched.
Instead, the company is looking to drive early adoption with their specialized “Forever Battery.” With it, you wouldn’t need to worry about your Xbox controllers or TV remotes running out of juice. Even better, the batteries themselves are able to be at least somewhat controlled via cloud systems reached via an app.
The whole system uses a very complicated, yet sophisticated solution. Certainly, it wouldn’t do to just discharge power through the air — which is primarily what Tesla tried to do way back when. Not only is it ineffective, depending upon how that’s implemented, it’s not even certainly safe.
Instead, equipped devices will fire off a signal to the base station about 100 times every second. That base station uses an array of tiny antennas to calculate the exact location of the device it needs to route power to. It’s smart enough to account for walls and objects in the room, too. Once it’s discerned the exact spot your device is, it can shoot powerful RF signals back in reverse, which is picked up by the device’s receiver and turned into a power that you can then use. While earlier versions lacked direct line-of-sight, Ossia’s latest version can transfer power a short distance around any amount of obstacles.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but we are certain we will hear something good real soon.