March 23, 2011
Airport seating charges your phone with PowerKiss
VentureBeat reports on Finnish startup PowerKiss that builds wireless chargers into furniture. The company has just announced a partnership with airport seating supplier Zoeftig, to enable mobile users to charge their phones while they wait to board a plane or train.
PowerKiss makes a small receiver (the Ring), which plugs into mobile phones, and an electrical transmitter, which is built into a piece of furniture like a table (the Heart). You place your device on the table and it charges wirelessly. Currently, the Ring is only available for phones, but PowerKiss plans to add new receivers for laptops.
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