Energous’ WattUp is a wireless charger for electronic devices. It can charge your cell phone and other battery-enabled devices on the go using something that is already abundantly flowing all around us – radio waves.
There are several companies approaching this same problem in different ways. Nikola Labs presented at TechCrunch Disrupt a couple years back with the same idea – turning radio frequency signals into battery power. Energous told us that their tech will be ready for the consumer market [in late 2016, early 2017].
Hopefully. Whether or not this particular approach is best, it helps to get a sense of what different companies are pursuing.
The video from the article is worth watching. Embedded below.