South Korean tech giant, Samsung has launched a new SolarCell TV Remote that may be the first-ever to wirelessly charge via Wi-Fi router. The company took the solar-powered Eco Remote it introduced at last year’s CES and integrated it a remarkable upgrade for CES 2022: the ability to harvest RF signals from a Wi-Fi router to maintain a charge.
The New Samsung TV Remote Uses RF Energy Signals from Wi-Fi Router
The idea of RF Energy harvesting is not unknown. The ubiquity of RF signals from Wi-Fi and outdoor cellular systems assembles them into an attractive, low-power energy solution for systems that can’t necessarily be connected to AC or DC wiring. But this may be the first time the technology has been utilized in consumer electronics.
Furthermore, the remote does not require a charging base and employs a pair of wireless charging technologies, it can constantly sip energy from your Wi-Fi router and, if face down, the solar panel on the back that can charge via your end table lamp. According to Samsung, the TV remote doesn’t need or even have batteries.
No Lithium-Ion Batteries in the Remote
According to Samsung, “There is no lithium-ion battery in the remote.” The device has a capacitor that can store small amounts of energy. Unlike batteries that do it chemically, capacitors do it physically in a state akin to static electricity.
“Whether it’s a bright and sunny day or the middle of the night, the battery stays fully charged by collecting routers’ radio waves and converting them to energy,” stated Samsung representatives. The SolarCell TV Remote is made from recycled materials and now comes in black or white. The company ships the said TV remote with every 2022 Samsung QLED 4K and 8K TV.
Source: Pro Pakistani