Mi Air Charge
Xiaomi launched Mi Air Charge technology this Friday morning. According to the company “remote charging technology” can charge multiple devices at once and recharge smartphones which is being used “while walking around or even when something’s in the way”. The company describes how this technology is working in a blog post. The transmitter is quite large and is as big as an end table in the living room close to a sofa. It can offer the ability to wirelessly charge 5W to smartphones. This type of charging has nothing to do with have anything to do with Qi. Qi standard. The phones must be equipped with an “miniaturized antenna array with built-in ‘beacon antenna’ and ‘receiving antenna array’.” The phone has 14 antennas that convert to millimeter waves that are released through the charge pile. The signal is transformed into electrical energy by the rectifier circuit.
In its current form the technology of Xiaomi’s remote charging allows charging multiple devices at 5W power within a range in the range of “several meters”. Xiaomi states that physical objects do not affect the effectiveness of charging, but there are some limitations to this claim.
Xiaomi promises it’s Mi Air Charge tech would be compatible with fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearables.No release date has been announced on this Mi Air Charge system and it’s not clear if the technology will ever be released into the market for consumers. We do know one thing for certainty is that it’ll be costly when it is released. It’s fascinating to observe developments like this, and we’re eager to see the future of wireless charging technology.