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Ossia Cota Wireless AA Batteries will Never Run Out of Juice

Ossia Cota Wireless AA Batteries will Never Run Out of Juice

Ossia is a company that is effectively trying to create a new system for in-home, charging. Ossia’s systems will let you charge your devices anywhere within range of their base station.

That could lead to AA batteries that never need to be recharged, or iPhone’s that are pretty much always road-trip ready. The actual mechanism behind the tech is pretty complicated, but it’s also easy enough to shrink down that has made standard battery-sized versions. Phones require a special case for now, but could one day see the tech as a default inclusion — but that’s likely a ways off.

Instead, the company is looking to drive early adoption with their specialized “Forever Battery.” With it, you wouldn’t need to worry about your Xbox controllers or TV remotes running out of juice. Even better, the batteries themselves are able to be at least partially controlled via cloud systems accessed via an app.

The whole system uses a remarkably complicated, yet elegant solution. Obviously, it wouldn’t do to just vomit power through the air — which is basically what Tesla tried to do way back when. Not only is it inefficient, depending upon how that’s implemented, it’s not even necessarily safe.

Instead, equipped devices will fire off a signal to the base station about 100 times every second. That base station uses an array of tiny antennas to calculate the exact location of the device it needs to route power to. It’s smart enough to account for walls and objects in the room, too. Once it’s discerned the exact spot your device is, it can shoot powerful RF signals back in reverse, which are picked up by the device’s receiver and translated into power that you can then use. While earlier versions required direct line-of-sight, Ossia’s latest version can transmit power a short distance around any number of obstacles.

In time, the company hopes that its all-in-one can be shrunk down enough to slot into already crammed smartphones, but until now, we can at least have smart batteries that never die. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but keep an eye out in the coming months.

Credits: https://www.geek.com/tech/ces-wireless-aa-batteries-never-run-out-of-juice-1727704/

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