BELLEVUE, Wash., IRVINE, Calif. – January 10, 2019 [PRNewswire] – Ossia Inc., the company behind the Cota® Real Wireless Power™ technology, and Spigen, leading global provider for premier mobile accessories, today announced they are partnering to bring to market the world’s first smartphone case that wirelessly powers devices to market.
The proof-of-concept Forever Sleeve™ case is being showcased at Ossia’s CES event booth: Sand Convention #41937. Forever Sleeve uses Ossia’s Cota wireless power to charge phones without plugs wires, or pads. Unlike traditional pad charging, Forever Sleeve cases and other anticipated devices will be able to receive power while in motion and from meters away. Cota technology deployed in the Forever Sleeve case does not require line-of-sight.
Ossia’s Cota Forever Sleeve, a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree, charges phones without plugs, wires or pads, meters away from a Cota transmitter and without requiring a line of sight, whether the device is at rest or in motion. The Cota technology delivers power similarly to how WiFi transmits data.
A licensed version can retrofit smartphones with Cota Real Wireless Power™, and The Spigen-Ossia partnership is the first direct integration of Cota into mobile phone accessories. This is yet another Ossia partnership showcasing how Ossia is bringing Real Wireless Power technology one step closer to mass consumers.
“Real wireless power is a game-changer that has the potential to be as transformative as wireless data delivery,” said Doug Stovall, Chief Revenue Officer, Ossia “Spigen is recognized by consumers for its innovative, quality mobile phone accessories. We are thrilled to team with Spigen to push more mass-market adoption of the Cota technology in the mobile phone space. Our aim is to work with Spigen to deliver Cota-enabled phone cases for 5.8GHz by or before 2020.”
“Smartphone users worldwide dread seeing that red battery icon and alert that their power is running low,” said DaeYoung Kim, Chief Executive Officer at Spigen. “We are excited about working with Ossia toward make ‘battery anxiety’ a thing of the past by integrating Cota into our smartphone cases. This unprecedented innovation will allow users to continuously charge devices without physical contact with a power source . After evaluating several wireless power providers, we found Ossia to be best-in-class and the only technology provider able to meet the demands of a real wireless power experience.”
The Cota-powered proof-of-concept Forever Sleeve case now on display at CES, contains a lithium-ion battery that receives power wirelessly and supplies power to the smartphone’s battery, keeping it topped up and ready to go when the user is away from a wireless power transmitter. CES attendees can schedule an appointment to see a Forever Sleeve demo by contacting Jennifer Grenz (jeng[at]ossia.com). To learn more about Ossia, visit ossia.com. Find out more about Spigen at spigen.com.
Ossia Inc. is leading the world on what is possible with wireless power. Ossia's flagship Cota® technology 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.
Spigen has been a leading case maker and provider of premier mobile accessories since 2009. With a solidified reputation and longstanding commitment to customers, Spigen continues to grow while setting new goals on maintaining its core values of smart, protective products.
All Spigen products are manufactured with premium materials in a continuous venture to produce quality products that are slim, sleek, and simple.