Inductive wireless charging that works through pads and coils is still not available anywhere or on every device, but XDA pointed out that Xiaomi is taking the next step: remote wireless charging.
Contactless “real” wireless charging can power devices a few meters away, and Xiaomi is touting its method called “Mi Air Charge Technology”.
We have seen remote wireless charging devices before, including the Energous WattUp method, and we were awarded the CES Best Product Award in 2015. But they are not yet on the market, although Xiaomi has not been talking about any details before the release date.
Or compatible hardware, show a demo and talk about the 17 patents it holds more than we have seen from other mobile phone manufacturers.
Mi Air Charge Technology is a 5W charging system-imagine the small charger that Apple used to use for the iPhone, or the slower Wireless Qi charging-use 144 antennas in the base station to send millimeter-wide waves to your phone, and then It receives its own 14-antenna array.
We’re excited to bring you the remote charging technology – Mi Air Charge Technology! Charge multiple devices simultaneously while you’re gaming, walking around or even when something’s in the way, no strings attached. Another giant leap forward in wireless charging technology! pic.twitter.com/wEoB10wOQ2
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) January 29, 2021
Xiaomi claims that its technology is “not science fiction” and that it will eventually charge multiple devices at once, pass physical objects and power various small electronic devices around the room, from smartwatches to speakers.