- A company called WiCharge is working with Belkin to release across-the-room wireless charging products.
- WiCharge claimed two products would launch in 2022.
- Belkin is disputing the timeframe, casting doubt on a future release schedule.
- The technology uses IR beams to “beam” power straight to a device from a power node in some other location within a room.
Updated, April 28, 2022 (05:10 PM ET): Belkin has disputed claims its partnership with WiCharge will deliver across-the-room wireless charging devices in 2022.
Israeli-based company WiCharge may be in hot water with Belkin, its new partner, after promising across-the-room charging products this year. The company’s co-founder even went so far as to tell TechCrunch that Belkin was “super aggressive on the timeline.” Evidently, Belkin doesn’t quite agree with those claims, telling Ars Technica that, while it believes in the future of the tech, it has only committed “to R&D on some product concepts, so it’s too early to comment on the timing of viable consumer products.”