You may think you don’t need a refrigerator, microwave, or washing machine with a wireless transmitter, but the tech makers of tomorrow say you can’t possibly know you don’t want something until you’ve had it.
And they want you to have it.
This week, MMW learned that Energous Corporation has signed a joint development agreement with Haier Wireless to collaborate on applying WattUp transmitter technology in household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, stoves and more.
Really. It’s happening.
WattUp, if you’re not familiar, is touted by its maker as “a disruptive wire-free charging technology” for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control.
Haier Group, the world’s number-one major appliance brand, is sold on the idea of a wireless-everything kind of home. And perhaps you will be as well once this partnership blossoms.
“WattUp is a natural fit for a wide range of Smart Home products,” said William Xu, CMO of Haier Wireless. “As Haier Wireless continues to make efforts and the wireless power industrial ecosystem continues to improve in the connected home market, Haier will accelerate industrialization application of true wire-free charging technology. In our vision, WattUp-embedded Haier Wireless appliances would serve as transmitters for any WattUp-enabled device that is within range.”