RCA’s Airnergy Charges Your iPhone Using Ambient Wi-Fi Signals

CES 2010 may have ended on Sunday, but we’re still finding lots of cool products from the expo. One of my favorite items shown this year is RCA’s Airnergy Charger; a device that collects energy from ambient Wi-Fi signals and turns it into DC power. It can also store the energy in its internal battery for use later, but if you’re looking to charge up at a Wi-Fi hotspot, it shouldn’t take too long. According to RCA, they were able to fully recharge a BlackBerry from 30% in about 90 minutes. That’s not fast, but it’s not slow either!

Photos and videos follow after the break!

RCA also plans to begin producing the technology as a stand-alone battery that’ll fit in most consumer devices by next year.


The Airnergy should be available this Summer for about $40. We’ll be sure to let you know when we hear more!

[via OhGizmo!]

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