Chargifi Needs MSPs for Wireless Charging Boom
… monetize those wireless charging transmitters, there’s no way to know if they’re being used or if they’re providing an ROI, no ability to update the firmware, and so on.
Wireless charging is happening in a big way, with 1 billion devices in search of wireless charging by the end of the year. Corporate handsets will have wireless charging by the end of the year … you’re going to see wireless charging everywhere. It’s going to be two-and-a-half years, at the end of this year, that Apple came out with wireless charging for the iPhone — and businesses are on a two-year refresh cycle.
On top of our solution there’s the IoT opportunity to enhance the user experience. So for the smart office, for example, I put my phone on the Chargifi SmartSpot and it checks me in on Slack to that particular desk, and if I had a standing desk that was remote-controlled and I put my phone down, it could recognize my phone and move the desk to the height I like to stand at. Or if it’s integrated into the building management systems, it could inform them [that] I’m in this room and my preferred temperature is X or Y.
(The Wireless Power Consortium is a standards development group that’s busy at work with wireless charging for tablets and laptops coming down the pike.)
We’re predicting wireless charging to be available on tablets and laptops in the next 12-24 months.