Wi-Charge, a provider of long-range wireless power solutions, has announced that it has been granted the CES 2022 Innovation Award in the Health and Wellness category for a wireless powered electric toothbrush charger, supported by its novel patented over-the-air wireless recharging technology.
This is the fourth time Wi-Charge has won the CES Innovation award, highlighting the wide range of Wi-Charge over the air charging supporting different products and categories. Previous awards include the CES 2018 Best of Innovation Award in the Smart Energy Product category for its full room wireless-power coverage powering smartphones, the CES 2019 Innovation Awards, in the smart energy category for a smart speaker wireless power kit (like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home) and CES 2021 Innovation Award for a wirelessly powered battery pack for Xbox controllers.
The CES Innovation Awards program organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology, ahead of the CES annual conference.
Wi-Charge provides a range of long-distance wireless recharging solutions based on a patented and field-proven infrared technology that is safe, eco-friendly, and easy to deploy. Leveraging its innovative long-range IR-based wireless charging platform, Wi-Charge provides power to various verticals and environments, including the home, retail, and business environments, industrial IoT devices, and more.
According to research from Markets and Markets, the global wireless charging market for consumer electronics applications is expected to reach $13.4B by 2026, with a CAGR of 24.6. The driving force behind this growth is the widespread adoption of electronics for personal and commercial use and the development of IoT.
"We are honored to receive the CES Innovation Award for a wireless electric toothbrush charger enabled by our over-the-air charging platform," says Mr. Mor, Wi-Charge Chief Business Officer. "The inspiration behind its creation was the fact that during the pandemic, many people renovated their houses and bathrooms—but regardless of how much they invested in the renovation, bathrooms were left with messy power cords. Brands and users approached us with a request to solve that which we were happy to provide."
"This product highlights the exponential thirst for over the air charging solutions: an average home can hold tens of battery-powered devices including new smart and mobile devices that are becoming a cornerstone of modern life, which are a challenge to recharge and bring clutter of hazardous power cords and Wi-Charge solutions solves this."