Although the concept of wireless charging has been around for a long time, the large-scale commercialization of related products has been a thing of the past decade or so. To promote the popularity of wireless charging, a start-up called Guru wants to commercialize the compact, affordable wireless charging devices they’ve built. It is worth noting that the company’s solution is to transmit power based on high-frequency radio waves, especially the emerging millimeter waves in the U.S. 5G cellular network.
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At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020), Guru will showcase three prototype charging products it has developed in collaboration with electronics manufacturers.
This includes a desktop system that wirelessly charges almost any gadget within a few feet of the countertop.
The second is a large ceiling-based suite version, and the third is a removable version of a Roomba sweeper-like robot that charges smart home gadgets such as a camera or internet sensor.
“Remote wireless transmission is not a new concept, and that’s what Tesla thinks,” said Florian Bohn, the company’s co-founder and chief executive.
Previously, Florian Bohn founded a mobile phone component company called Axiom Semiconductor and worked on the CalTech program to transmit solar microwaves to land.
Clearly, the company is trying to deliver a differentiated, controlled, safe and effective radio power delivery experience through advanced machine system design and millimeter wave technology.