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This article was published on August 6, 2014

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

    Charging your smartphone through the air takes a step closer to reality Image by: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO
    Nicholas Fearn

    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.

    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.

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

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