PERI partners with Energous on wireless charging

Wireless audio and power products provider PERI has partnered with wire-free charging technology innovator Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) to bring to market designs for audio and portable power products with the convenience of wire-free charging, powered by Energous´ WattUp technology, the company said.

PERI´s MicroPack provides rapid charging to any micro-USB port, and is the first power dongle to be charged by Energous´ wireless-charging technology. The MicroPack will be shipped with a WattUp charging pad in the box and will also support at-a-distance charging from future WattUp transmitters, offering even more flexibility and convenience.

Currently, the MicroPack can simply be placed on the charging pad, unlike other solutions that require careful positioning on an inductive or resonant coil in order to prompt charging.

Founded in 2014, PERI creates high-quality audio and power products that integrate cutting-edge and innovative wireless technologies in the mobile accessories, portable consumer electronics and car audio markets. The company specializes in proprietary IC design and innovative audio and power consumer products. PERI is Portable Electronics Re-Invented!

Energous is developing WattUp, an award-winning wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people and industries charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary RF-based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver contained, useable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices.