Saturday, 11 March 2017

Motherbox – real wireless charging

Motherbox wireless charger
Credit: Motherbox/Indiegogo

Existing “wireless” charging solutions for your phone have a number of shortcomings:

1. positioning is critical – differences of less than a centimetre (0.4 inch) can substantially reduce the charging current

2. slower

3. inefficient

4. harms the battery – part of that inefficiency is due to heating of the receiving aerial in the phone – which heats the battery – which shortens its life

5. more expensive

Motherbox promises a solution to the first two:

Credit: Motherbox/Indiegogo

No information available on points 3 & 4, but at $89 it’s not cheaper than a charging cable.

More about Motherbox on the Indiegogo project page
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