Nikola Labs Charges Itself by Collecting & Converting Radio Frequencies

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 9, 2015
References: nikolalabs.co & refinery29
Any mobile phone user dreads seeing that red battery bar on their device—but this could quickly become a thing of the past thanks to the Nikola Labs.

The phone gets its name from Nikola Tesla, the inventor responsible for the idea of harvesting energy from radio waves. Beyond its novel name, the phone takes Tesla's ideas and puts them into practice by collecting radio frequencies and transforms this alternating current into direct current power through a specialty phone case. Rather than wasting energy, the specialty case repurposes 90% of a phone's energy that is used for broadcasting 3G, 4G and LTE signals.

Innovations like this Nikola Labs phone and contactless charging could be an indication that the use of cables could quickly become outdated.