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Ossia's Cota wireless power platform juices up your phone as you walk around a room

Mark Hachman | Jan. 7, 2016
And it's supposedly safe, as well.

Naturally, Ossia won’t be able to deliver Cota right away. Executives said that it should enter production near the end of the third quarter, and Mendelsohn said that the receiver chips should enter production at the end of the first quarter.

According to Mendelsohn, first-generation Cota products will include accessories, such as iPhone cases. If all goes well, next-generation products will include the Cota chips within them. Case maker XPNDBLS said that it had signed a deal with Cota to include its technology, and Mendelsohn said the company had received investments from Molex and Japanese electronics giant KDDI as proof that it’s on the right track.

Cota sounds great on paper, although we’ll have to see how it handles normal use cases: a smartphone tucked in a pocket, for example. But what’s amazing is that what once was science fiction appears to be moving into the realm of reality.


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