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Wi-Charge hopes infrared is key to smart home battery problem

Wi-Charge has announced the commercial availability of its wireless power charger, hoping to carve out a niche in applications that could really do without the need for frequent battery changes or power cable installations. The technology looks very promising, and offers a way to remove the battery constraints that many devices are having to be designed around, but it is another entrant into a market that has made a lot of noise but not yet had much in the way of consumer penetration. We spoke to CMO Yuval Boger, who noted that one of the problems that has hampered progress in the wireless power space is that some vendors have overstated their capabilities, and have consequently created a lot of…

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