Power up with this device-to-device wireless charging tech

Regular wireless charging is so 2012. Fulton Innovation boggles the mind with device-to-device power transfer.

Fulton Innovation

Imagine charging your cell phone with your tablet or vice versa, no cables or cords required. This futuristic idea is inching closer to reality with device-to-device wireless power technology made by Fulton Innovation.

Fulton Innovation, a subsidiary of Alticor that's been in the wireless power business for more than 10 years, announced and demonstrated its fully functional two-way charging technology Monday night at the Digital Experience CES event in Las Vegas.

The device-to-device power transfer works simply by placing two Qi-enabled devices back-to-back, as showcased in the video below. Developed by the Wireless Power Consortium, Qi is the international standard for wireless power transfer. Fulton's latest technology turns these devices into units capable of acting as both power transmitters and receivers.

Fulton's technology may have all of us with constant device-charging needs frothing at the mouth, but we'll have to wait to get our hands on the super-handy power transport tech. The company is simply demonstrating the technology at CES, which means consumers will have to keep using power cords until OEMs license the two-way wireless tech and build it into their smart devices. Here's hoping that day comes soon.

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