Tesla declares a $300 charging mat that may recharge 3 gadgets directly • TechCrunch
Keep in mind the Apple AirPower charging mat? Introduced in 2017, the machine was purported to recharge three gadgets concurrently, however Apple by no means launched it, citing engineering issues. Now, Tesla is giving it a shot with the just-announced Wireless Charging Platform.
Contained in the Cybertruck-inspired aluminum casing is a wi-fi charging platform named FreePower from a startup referred to as Aira. This is identical platform utilized in different multi-device charging mats just like the Nomad Base Station Pro. This know-how offers as much as 15W of quick charging for as much as three gadgets. Allegedly, customers can simply toss their gadgets on the Alcantara floor, and regardless of the place they land, they’ll get recharged.
This comfort doesn’t come low cost; the Wi-fi Charging Platform prices $300.
Aira, the corporate that developed the recharging platform, was based in 2017 and has since raised $16 million so far. Its latest fundraising got here by the use of angel traders in 2019, primarily led by personal traders, together with Jawad Ahsan, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. On the time, the corporate stated the funding was going for use to achieve past the buyer market, and permit the corporate to broaden into enterprise, automotive and hospitality.