Xiaomi has shown wireless charging from a distance. This is a completely new technology that is difficult to compare with anything else. Apple has no such thing.
The announced Xiaomi charging is capable of charging several gadgets at once from a distance. And to produce all this literally over the air without additional cables or anything else.
The technology is based on the correct direction of the beam of millimeter radio waves. According to an announcement from the company, this wireless charger is capable of delivering up to 5W of power. This means that the new device is equivalent to the old familiar USB box. At first glance, this is not enough for a modern smartphone, but when you consider the process by which the phone will be charged, the new technology is amazing.
Considering how popular the idea of a smart home is today, it is not strange that Xiaomi decided to take such a step. The new device should become the "heart" of the modern home.
Is it possible to charge smartphones and other devices from a distance?
The company said that Mi Air Charge's proprietary technology has an emitter that houses 119 built-in antennas. Five of them are designed to be directed to mobile devices, while the rest contribute to the direction of electricity.
There is also some nuance. Not all devices can be charged in this way, but only those that have a T-shirt antenna.
It is quite possible to charge smartphones in this way, but there will be large losses of electricity. And while new charging methods are available, standard cable charging is still an effective method. The efficiency in such a device will be quite low in comparison with those already known.
As reported by the developer company itself, the presented video is just a prototype and today there is still no such technology. The video that was announced is just a production. It is designed to showcase what the future holds for today's users. After all, if we talk about wireless charging, then this is the first association that appears. When a person can charge a smartphone from anywhere in the house without using a cable.
True Stationary Wireless Charging
Xiaomi plans to relieve the modern user of the need to use a cable by transmitting energy through the air.
The name Mi Air Charge is not only a device, but also a new technology. Not so long ago, the company announced that the device will help not only charge smartphones, but also smart watches and other portable electronics.
It will take literally seconds to track such a charge. If this device is created in the near future, then in terms of technology it will be able to outstrip magnetic wireless devices created by other manufacturers, including Apple.
The maximum power of such wireless charging, as already mentioned, will be only 5 watts. And it is with this power that charging is included in the set for iPhones until the fall of 2020.
If we compare other chargers, then wired ones can reach 60 watts. But the wireless magnetic is only 20 watts.