Fulton showing off a tablet that can both send and receive power wirelessly

Fulton showing off a tablet that can both send and receive power wirelessly

Fulton Innovation is using CES to show us what they say is the first ever example of two-way wireless power. Using the Qi global standard for wireless power, the company will demonstrate a tablet being charged wirelessly, which in turn is used to charge a Qi enabled mobile phone. By simply placing the two devices back-to-back, the power transfers wirelessly between them.

Pretty cool as tablets usually have more power than smartphones (and we should be able to use them as external battery packs). You can see how this works from a video below.

Fulton also demonstrated a surface that wirelessly charges multiple Qi-compatible devices at once. Check it out:

And that’s not all. At its CES booth, the company is also showing the world other examples of wireless charging in action, including:

  • A set-top box and TV that automatically turns on or off when the remote is removed or placed on the box, where it charges a super capacitor with no batteries when not in use.
  • Wireless kitchen appliances that use direct power, rather than charging like mobile phones.
  • Tablets and laptops with medium power requirements that charge without wires on an eCoupled-enabled conference table.
  • The new Nokia Lumia phone that charges without wires while it’s inside a handbag.

Pretty cool though we hope the price of those wireless chargers will go down soon. ;)

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