Motorola demos wireless charger that works at 3m, handles four phones simultaneously

During CES at the beginning of the year Motorola demonstrated a new wireless charging technology – unlike typical Qi chargers, it allowed phones to be charged at up 1 meter away (3.3 ft). And it could handle two devices simultaneously. The company has developed the second generation of this technology with much improved capabilities.

Phones can now be charged at up to 3 meters (10 ft) of clear air between them and the charger. It’s one hefty charger equipped with a phased array with with a whopping 1,600 antennas. The charger covers an arc of over 100º, so it can beam power to phones even…