Nikola Phone Case extends a battery life by harvesting wasted Radio Frequency (RF) energy. Mobile devices use RF waves – like WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE – to transmit data through the air. These RF waves are a form of energy and can be converted into electricity.
Nikola technology slows the rate at which the phone’s internal battery discharges, without impacting data transmission rates or call quality.
Through the partnership with the The Ohio State University, the founding team at Nikola Labs after many iterations of rapid prototyping and user testing of both the phone case and antenna design, the idea for the RF harvesting phone case was born. The team went to TechCrunch Disrupt New York and generated so much buzz in Startup Alley that they landed a spot presenting in the Startup Battlefield.
The project is on the Kickstarter, and the early birds are priced at $89. An estimated delivery is on February of 2016.