Tesla announces a $300 charging mat that can recharge 3 devices at once • TechCrunch

Keep in mind the Apple AirPower charging mat? Introduced in 2017, the gadget was imagined to recharge three gadgets concurrently, however Apple by no means launched it, citing engineering points. Now, Tesla is giving it a shot with the just-announced Wi-fi Charging Platform.

Contained in the Cybertruck-inspired aluminum casing is a wi-fi charging platform named FreePower from a startup referred to as Aira. This is similar platform utilized in different multi-device charging mats just like the Nomad Base Station Professional. This know-how supplies as much as 15W of quick charging for as much as three gadgets. Allegedly, customers can simply toss their gadgets on the Alcantara floor, and regardless of the place they land, they’ll get recharged.

This comfort doesn’t come low cost; the Wi-fi Charging Platform prices $300.

Aira, the corporate that developed the recharging platform, was based in 2017 and has since raised $16 million so far. Its newest fundraising got here by means of angel traders in 2019, primarily led by non-public traders, together with Jawad Ahsan, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. On the time, the corporate mentioned the funding was going for use to succeed in past the patron market, and permit the corporate to increase into enterprise, automotive and hospitality.

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