Andy said that new product introductions are limited by processing power and their ability to handle input, output and battery life. Since hearing Andy’s comments over 20 years ago, I have heard many manufacturers say things reinforcing this premise such as, “We would have had a cooler design, but the keypad held us back,” or, “We would have made it smaller, but the battery life would have been awful.”
Even many years later, I trust that IoT companies are fixated on overcoming Andy’s previously stated limitations. It’s all about smaller, faster, better! There is no doubt that processing power and convergence have allowed CE products to get smaller and faster – and, of course, tablets and smartphones have helped with the input and output of IoT devices. But as in the 1990s, battery life is still a barrier for all these new devices.
Companies focused on expanding battery life and power have stretched the limits of manufacturing as we know it, and changed the way the industry thinks about powering devices. We now have companies like Wi-Charge, which offer seamless and wireless charging by using the power of light. With an increasing number of IoT devices vying for a periodic charge, Wi-Charge offers an innovative solution to meet their charging demands.