BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ossia today launched Cota Forever Sleeve, the world's first smartphone case that wirelessly powers devices. The company debuted the Cota Forever Sleeve where it was named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Wireless Devices, Accessories, and Services category. Ossia has now earned a CES Innovation award honor four years in a row.
The Cota Forever Sleeve powers smartphones that are in motion, out of sight, and meters away from a Cota transmitter. It is compatible with Apple's iPhone X or equivalently-sized iPhones that have a lightning port. Forever Sleeve charges phones without plugs, wires, or pads and is safe for people, pets, and plants. The Cota Forever Sleeve opens the opportunity to retrofit millions of mobile phones with Cota Real Wireless Power. This is the first step in mass-market adoption and direct integration of Cota into mobile phones by manufactures.
Cota Forever Sleeve differs from existing charging cases because it does not require physical contact with a power source. As homes, shops, offices, and public buildings introduce wireless power, Forever Sleeves will be able to charge billions of smartphones continuously.
Forever Sleeve sports a lithium-ion battery that receives power wirelessly and supplies power to the phone's battery. This keeps the battery topped up and extends the usability period of the phone when it is away from a wireless power transmitter. Forever Sleeve also supports Qi Wireless Charging. Cota and Qi are compatible technologies with multiple use cases that would allow for the integration of both into a device. This also allows for device manufacturers to integrate Cota while not having to diminish any previous investments in Qi.
Wireless power providers can activate, manage, and monitor Cota Forever Sleeves from the Cota Cloud platform. Any retail shop or indoor public space could, for instance, offer power to all visitors who sign up for a loyalty program from their phone. The store could also choose to approve and power all Forever Sleeves inside a geo-fenced space automatically.
"Cota Forever Sleeve frees people from 'battery anxiety,' the constant need to check and fret about smartphone battery levels," said Mario Obeidat, CEO of Ossia. "Now that we depend on smartphones for business, education, civic participation, and physical safety, running out of battery is no small issue. We want to solve the battery problem because it drains people of time and attention."
Ossia's CES winning streak began in the 2016 program when the company's flagship wireless power system became an Innovation Award Honoree in the Tech for a Better World category. Cota Tile, a wireless power transmitter disguised as a ceiling tile, won a CES Best of Innovation Award in 2017. Last year, Ossia's Cota Forever Battery, a wirelessly powered AA battery, was an honoree in the Smart Home category.
Ossia will showcase Cota Forever Sleeve and its other award-winning technologies at CES 2019, January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas. Visitors will find Ossia in Booth 41937 at the Sands Expo in the Smart Home Marketplace. Contact Jennifer Grenz – jeng(at)ossia.com – to schedule appointments.
Ossia Inc. is leading the world on what is possible with wireless power. Ossia's flagship technology, Cota®, redefines wireless power by safely delivering remote, targeted energy to devices at a distance. Ossia's Cota technology is a patented smart antenna technology that automatically keeps multiple devices charged without any user intervention and enables an efficient and truly wire-free, powered-up world that is always on and always connected. Ossia is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Visit our website at www.ossia.com.