I was impressed tonight to get a first look at a series of wireless charging solutions from PureEnergy Solutions. The system may be familiar to those who have previously experienced wireless charging solutions but the company is putting its own spin on the technology both in terms of style and pricing. Pricing-wise they are committed to being more than competitive with entire systems coming in at under $100. From a system perspective the company is working to make the shift to wireless charging as complete and simple as possible.
The system begins with a WildCharge Pad. The pad is the main element in the system that allows the electrical current to flow to each of the devices that are being charged. There is one pad that is currently available and an additional option that is set for release sometime in 2010. A neat feature of the pad is that the entire surface is “live”- meaning that a device placed anywhere on the surface will begin charging immediately.
The second element of the system are the various mechanisms by which the charge that is in the pad is transferred to the device. The company has already released a number of options in this area and they have more on the horizon. Currently available solutions include WildCharge Skins for the iPhone, iPod touch, and a variety of different Blackberry devices. Set for release later this year are solutions for the Blackberry tour 9730 and the Blackberry bold 9700. Another option are replacement covers which will be available sometime early this year for a number of devices. The company is also offering a universal adapter which is currently available for micro USB, mini USB and a number of devices. They are also releasing PowerDiscs for mobile devices and netbooks/notebooks that will allow your system to integrate with devices that aren’t using a device specific case. Also on display at CES this evening was a hard case for the iPhone which is an attractive solution that hides its special functionality save for three black connector dots on the back of the case. It will be available some time this year.
The system extends further yet in that the base Chargers also work with a variety of rechargeable battery systems and, on display at CES at least, were a number of attractive valets which will allow you to park the number of devices and charge them all at the same time.
Among the most attractive aspects of the system is the fact that the charging bases don’t require devices to be positioned in one specific spot. If a device is sitting on the base and three contacts on the back of the device are connecting properly it will charge no matter where it is on the base.
We are looking forward to getting some review units in and sharing further thoughts with you in the coming weeks. For more information visit the company site at.