Cellphone users are increasingly embracing wireless charging technology. However, in order to charge safely and comply with Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Qi standards, the maximum separation between the transmitter coil (in the charger) and the receiver coil (in the phone) was previously limited to 5mm.
As a result, traditional wireless charging pads and docks are incompatible with PopGrips. Accessories like PopGrips — and even thick phone cases — create additional separation between the phone and charger, making wireless charging ineffective while the accessory is attached. And unfortunately, repeated removal of the PopGrip weakens the adhesive, making it more likely to fall off.
PopSockets partnered with NuCurrent to design and develop a Qi-certified wireless charger that works with PopGrips. As an extension of the PopSockets R&D team, NuCurrent’s elite team of engineers applied their wireless power expertise to the issue. NuCurrent also introduced the PopSockets team to an electronics manufacturing partner, to ensure the new product would launch as quickly as possible.