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    CES 2010: Use Wi-Fi signal to charge your BlackBerry



    If you Google for Airnergy right now you will get some 180,000 hits, of which nearly 60'000 posts were done in the last 24 hours. YouTube video coverage is all over. Something seems to be a hidden highlight of this year's CES?! Tiny, but obviously great. So, what is it all about? Spend $40 this summer to get a lifetime free re-charging of any micro-USB device you own. Simply ensure, that you are in a "Wi-Fi - poisoned" area. RCA Airnergy Charger uses the signal from any Wi-Fi router to convert it into useful energy e.g. for your BlackBerry. I'm not that much a techno guy to fully understand how it works, but it has to be EM driven somehow. Rumours tell, that RCA is heavily working on even integrating this fancy technology away from their portable dongle directly into the design of cellphone batteries themselves. Wow, this is intriguing, isn't it!


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    This is a very cool concept. But here is one pitfall I can think of. How good is it with a weak signal? How much signal does it actually need to be effective?

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    That's exactly the point, in one of the videos they were talking about 'depends on your proximity to the Wi-Fi spot' ...they say that they have charged a Bold from 30% to full in about 90 min, though...


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    @breiti

    Is it OK if I copy-paste this to my local mailing list? Surely I will credit you. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    @breiti

    Is it OK if I copy-paste this to my local mailing list? Surely I will credit you. Thanks in advance!
    Sure, why not - would love of course to see the credit including BlackberryOS as well

    Thanks for asking!


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    So how would you connect it to a secure hotspot? I didn't see and keys or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitt4212 View Post
    So how would you connect it to a secure hotspot? I didn't see and keys or anything.
    No connection required, it just take any Wi-Fi signal around - which basically is an EM wave, and converts it to electricity. Think of it as it might work comparable to the wireless battery charger for an electrical toothbrush or razor.
    Last edited by breiti; 01-13-2010 at 01:04 AM.


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    Anyone knows when and where to buy this?

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    No yet, they say that it will be in stores this summer, we'll keep you informed!


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    i would love to see this in action

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