Smart technology is on the rise and with it come smart buildings and homes. Wireless power is on a similar trajectory, and the integration of wireless smart devices is an ever brightening future. Electronic shades, smart locks, and various other smart home devices are already taking over the market. Paired with wireless power, smart homes are bound to become even smarter.
Smart homes already contain various smart devices that can be controlled through mobile apps such as smart thermostats, dimmer switches, and doorbells. However, smart devices require power that can be hard to install or impossible for certain applications. Moreover, the reliance on battery power for remote controls and devices have forced manufacturers to limit features. Wireless power makes smart homes even smarter by making smart devices easy to install and power from a distance.
Wireless power for a smarter smart home
Let's take a look at some of the smart home devices that have been or will be transformed through wireless power.
1. Smart locks
One of the most essential to all smart home devices, smart locks provide smart means of entry. The days of carrying around a ring of keys are over, as digital locks offer increased security and efficiency. However, smart locks have been limited by complex installations and dying batteries.
Wireless power smart locks, like the Alfred ML2 smart lock, offer top-grade security and unparalleled efficiency. Moreover, wireless powered smart locks are easy to install and can be powered with the latest features such as remote access, voice command, and smartphone compatibility.
2. Electric shades
Electric shades are not just stylish, they offer convenience and safety by removing dangling cords and making it easy for any user to control the amount of light or privacy in a room. However, electric shades have been mostly limited to high-end homes and new construction due to hardwiring requirements.
Wireless powered electric shades offer virtually unlimited power and can easily be installed in any application since it requires no wires or battery replacements. This makes your smart home even smarter, allowing you to easily control outside light in rooms as if it were a dimmable switch.
3. Game controllers
One of the most battery consuming household products, controllers require frequent charging and often cause frustration to users. As with any battery operated device, the user is limited by the size of the battery and the self-discipline to keep extra batteries charged and nearby.
With wireless powered controllers, power and forgetfulness is never an issue. Controllers remain charged and charging throughout the day so that play is always a click away. This also extends the lifespan of controller batteries, since they will be practicing healthy charging habits.
4. Electric toothbrushes
One of the most widely sold electronic devices for household use, electronic toothbrushes have been limited to cords that don't compliment smart bathrooms or water safety recommendations. Having to plug in cords near the sink takes up space and, at times, poses a safety risk.
Wireless powered electric toothbrushes, like the one's presented by Wi-Charge at the CES 2022 event, offer a safer and sleeker alternative. Say goodbye to cluttered counter space and dying toothbrushes. Say hello to a more stylish and efficient electric charging method. Say hello to wireless power.
AirCord™ technology: The leader in long-range wireless power
Wi-Charge's AirCord™ wireless power has won awards and nominations for the fifth consecutive year. Approved by national regulatory boards and hailed by tech innovators as the future of wireless power, AirCord™ technology has proven to power devices from 30ft ranges safely and efficiently. One R1 transmitter can replace 5000 AA batteries, making it a remarkably sustainable solution.