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New Charger Harvests Energy from Wi-Fi Signals

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Jan 12, 2010, 1:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

RCA recently showcased a new charging product called the Airnergy Charger that collects Wi-Fi signals, converts them to electricity, and uses that electricity to power a small internal battery. The charger can then be plugged into a device such as a mobile phone via USB and provide it with a charge. The device is always on and collecting Wi-Fi signals, so it is always charging (when near Wi-Fi hot spots). According to RCA, the Airnergy Charger will be available by summer 2010 with a retail cost of about $40.

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I'm sure there are plenty of pros and cons, but... misschris Jan 14, 2010, 7:13 PM
RCA Though? ignorance is bliss Jan 14, 2010, 9:23 AM
Will it fry your brain TrumpetMan Jan 12, 2010, 4:55 PM
but if they make wi-fi hotspots more efficient... / billing? Rich Brome Jan 12, 2010, 2:19 PM
So it won't power laptops? and... Disrespect Jan 12, 2010, 1:54 PM
 
 
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