Charging your smartphone through the air takes a step closer to reality

Charging your smartphone through the air takes a step closer to reality

American mobile startup uBeam, which is behind a new type of charging technology, has announced its first fully-functional prototype.

Invented by young entrepreneur Meredeith Perry, uBeam is a charging system that allows you to top up your smartphone cordlessly.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

It converts electricity into sound, which can then be sent through the air over ultrasound.

The prototype is a positive step-forward for uBeam, with hopes of it being launched in stores within two years. It’s protected by 18 patents.

➀ Wireless charging, at a distance, move forward for uBeam [New York Times]

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