Motorola Invests In Universal Power Adaptors
Apr 5, 2005, 2:50 PM by (staff)
Motorola and Radio Shack have each invested $5 million in Mobility Electronics, the company that makes the iGo power adapters. iGo adaptors are a universal power supply for rechargeable electronics that use "itip" customized plugs in order to provide power for specific devices such as laptops, cell phones, PDAs and game devices. itips are available for most popular models of all these devices. With this investment Mobility Electronics will spin off the division responsible for the iGo with the intention of expanding distribution and reducing the price of each itip product.
Hands On with the LG X power
LG announced the X series devices earlier this year, but IFA afforded us the first opportunity to take a look at LG's mid-range devices. The X power packs a huge 4,100mAh battery for extended use.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence to Cortana's Bag of Tricks
Microsoft has given its business customers a new tool by integrating its Power BI product into Cortana. Power BI provides access to company-specific data, such as financial filings and performance reports.
Starbucks Officially Debuts Wireless Charging in Shops
Starbucks has begun to deploy wireless charging stations at select coffee shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company said 200 stores now offer wireless charging spots on tables and coffee bars.
A4WP and PMA to Merge Wireless Power Businesses
The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance today announced plans to fully merge the two entities into a single organization. The two groups created separate, competing wireless charging standards until February 2014, when they agreed to work tougher on a compatible standard.
Might not be a bad idea....
Been available since October...
Still no Treo 650 tip, though; also no V180/220 tip. Hopefully Motorola's involvement will at least change that. Also needed is compatability with many pdas that are as of yet unsupported. And of course, the PSP.