Have you ever wondered of charging your gadget using light (either sunlight or artificial light) thru the screen? Almost all the handset manufacturers have tried to make a wireless charging technology. However it doesn’t work in the way we want it to. At least your handset should have a special hamper, or you have to put your gadget into a special bowl. Of course it’s wireless, but still an inconvenience. Thinking in the same way SunPartner Technologies has invented a solution for this by joining hands with 3M, the one which can’t be done even by tech giants like Nokia, LG and Samsung. It not only charges your gadget, but sends data through light as well.
So, what is it?
The device is called “Wysips” and it’s a sleek layer of crystal glass that can be integrated within small displays such as tablets, smartphones or watches and turn the screen into solar panel of a sort. You can’t find it out from the outside of the screen (it’s almost 90 percent transparent) and it begins to charge the battery whenever natural or artificial light hits the gadget’s screen.
Wysips is a photovoltaic film prototype crystal that gives the promise of boundless standby time, and you can charge without any wires for emergency calls, payment transactions and QR scanning. Not groovy on using your handset as a wallet as you don’t wish it to run out of juice? This crystal solar panel could solve that trouble.
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When you examine the solar-charging panel, which is mostly transparent, but glints if you if you see at it from various angles. If you look deep into the panel, you can find the solar crystal pattern, much as you can find a touch grid on your handset.
Have you ever heard of Li-Fi?
Solar charging is cool, but the one more thing the Wysips crystal does is outstanding. Yes, the crystal layer is even capable of Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) data transmission; it can send and receive information through light signals. It’s also known as Visible Light Communication, or simply VLC.
The working method is a pretty simple one. If you place your handset below a special light, invisible wavers in that light rays can transmit data to your device. Li-Fi is both secure and faster when compared to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which works through radio waves. Li-Fi can reach up to a speed of 3.5 gigs per color, intending a RGB (Red-Blue-Green) LED light might reach up to a speed of 10.5 gigs per second, or 10 times faster than typical Wi-Fi. More as Wi-Fi lets in wired connections to turn wireless, Li-Fi splays Fiber Optic data, which formerly uses light to communicate at high speeds.
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