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SCAM: Polar Wireless charging

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EEVblog:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682200410/polar-charge-the-worlds-first-distance-charger

I've seen some doozies before, but this one might take the cake!
7.5W per device up to 6 devices at a distance of 5ft with a tiny "magnet" stuck to a micro USB plug.

And they stole the photo of their "test gear" from Alibaba

ivi_yak:
wo-wo time never stop, check this out
https://www.wiliot.com/

EEVblog:

--- Quote from: ivi_yak on April 30, 2020, 12:47:52 am ---wo-wo time never stop, check this out
https://www.wiliot.com/

--- End quote ---

So they are energy harvesting RF in order to run the Bluetooth chip?
Good luck transmitting without a bulk power storage source.

thm_w:
Those magnets are magnetic charging connectors, which are nice to use, but yeah has no coil or anything inside... you must connect the corresponding pogo pins to mate with the connector of course.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnetic-Lightning-USB-Charger-Charging-Cable-For-Apple-iPhone-Samsung-Xiaomi-US/324138169690

ivi_yak:
Yeah looks cheap, its a kind of battery-free BLE beacon, and they announce huge investments

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