LAS VEGAS, Jan 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CES 2017 -- PERI (www.PERIaudio.com), innovator of cutting-edge wireless audio and power products, today announced a strategic partnership and technology integration with Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), developer of WattUp—a revolutionary, wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance. With this partnership PERI will bring to market leading edge designs for audio and portable power products with the convenience of wire-free charging, powered by Energous' WattUp technology.
"WattUp from Energous is enabling a paradigm shift in the way that wearable and portable devices are charged," said Mohammad Tabatabai, CEO, PERI. "We are excited to be one of the first consumer electronics companies to utilize WattUp wire-free charging. This strategic partnership will be a game-changer within the consumer electronics industry by bringing to market power and audio solutions that deliver intelligent, scalable power."
At CES 2017, PERI will debut the MicroPack™, which provides rapid charging to any micro-USB port, and is the first power dongle to be charged by Energous' wireless-charging technology. The MicroPack will be shipped with a WattUp charging pad in the box and will also support at-a-distance charging from future WattUp transmitters, offering even more flexibility and convenience. Currently, the MicroPack can simply be placed on the charging pad, unlike other solutions that require careful positioning on an inductive or resonant coil in order to prompt charging.
"We are very pleased to have PERI, an exciting, forward-looking consumer products company, as one of the early adopters of WattUp wire-free charging," notes Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous. "While the WattUp footprint and cost advantages compared to other wireless power solutions are important to early adopters like Peri, it is the game-changing vision of a wirelessly powered ecosystem, where devices can be charged at close distances and all the way up to 15ft, that truly separates WattUp from older wireless charging technologies."
The MicroPack and tray are expected to start shipping in Spring 2017 at a price that's yet to be determined. PERI will be showcasing the MicroPack at the Energous suite at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and at the LVCC in Central Hall, booth #13506.
Founded in 2014, PERI (www.PERIaudio.com) is dedicated to creating high-quality audio and power products that integrate cutting-edge and innovative wireless technologies in the mobile accessories, portable consumer electronics and car audio markets. The company specializes in proprietary IC design and innovative audio and power consumer products. PERI is Portable Electronics Re-Invented! Stay in tune with PERI through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp®, an award-winning wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people and industries charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary RF-based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver contained, useable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.
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