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Swatch obsession

Swatch obsession

As founder and designer for VoltNow, the aspect I love most is the ability to design without compromise. Every product has to serve a functional purpose but it can also excel in design. There are thousands of choices to serve a functional need but a truly well designed product resonates with a user in a way that truly delights.

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Exciting times for BYD

Exciting times for BYD

Yes, I am one of the hundreds of thousands that have placed their deposit for a Tesla Model 3 even prior to the launch. These are exciting times for EV development with more and more entries into the space. The worldwide leader BYD is relatively unknown here in the US but keep an eye out for them in the future.

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Form + Function = VoltNow

Form + Function = VoltNow

Decades ago, consumers had limited selection of products to choose from. Being convenient or simply available was often enough to generate a sale. With the rise of direct marketing and the internet in particular, soon consumers were met with hundreds if not thousands of options to choose from.

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Innovation is a company value

Innovation is a company value

Innovation involves the pursuit of new ideas and methods. It is a relentless pursuit of coming up with creative and effective solutions to problems. At VoltNow, innovation is not a task left to a department or individual. Rather, it is a core value and the fuel that keeps us going. Besides, innovating is just plain fun.

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Evolution of a brand

The creation of VoltNow has been quite an interesting journey. In a very short period of time, we've recruited a great team and developed several innovative products from scratch. Not to mention, all the administrative tasks it takes to actually start a business.

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iPhone 7 Likely to Feature Wireless Charging

Let's start by saying that this is speculation on our part. But we do have our reasoning why we believe this to be true. Despite an all out standards war and low consumer awareness of wireless charging capabilities, we believe that wireless charging is finally at it's tipping point.

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Product-in-development: Sneak Preview

We're trying to eliminate the battery anxiety experienced while traveling while adding the convenience of wireless charging. We set out to design the perfect suitcase. Here is a sneak preview of one of our latest product developments.

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What is a watt?

\mathrm{W = \frac{J}{s} = \frac{N\cdot m}{s} = \frac{kg\cdot m^2}{s^3}}

 

Just kidding, we don't want to bore you with fundamentals of electricity regarding watts, volts, amperage, etc.

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The future of connectivity

We've all been hearing about this new phenomenon called "Internet of Things" and we believe that we are still at an early stage of yet another technology revolution. A lot of confusion surrounds this concept as many people mistakenly think it is simply connecting an object to the internet. A toaster with a display screen that lets you read email while making toast and a built-in camera that takes a picture of the toast to post on Twitter would qualify. However, this completely misses the point.

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Flying with Lithium-Ion batteries

More and more travelers are finding the benefits of carrying extra rechargeable battery packs to power their array of devices. Airlines are relaxing their rules about usage of phones and tables while flying further increasing the need for battery power.

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Battery Capacity and wireless charging capability of top smartphones

While most articles focus on smartphone features and functionality, we thought we'd put together a list of the battery capacity and Wireless Charging capability of the leading smartphones on the market today.

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Is Tesla disrupting non-renewable energy?

Renewable energy is plentiful and virtually free. The challenge has been with capturing this energy cost-effectively and balancing energy demands with capacity.

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Standards are merging

Recently, two of the major forces behind wireless charging announced their intent to merge. The marriage of PMA and A4WP certainly seemed needed as the tide was shifting to Qi fairly quickly. The timing of the merger still appears on track to be June 30th, 2015.

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Qi vs PMA vs A4WP

As with any emerging technology, there are various philosophies on what the best standards should be. They tend to place different weights on aspects such as costs, functionality, future capabilities and profit motive. While the concept of wireless induction charging dates back over 100 years, it is only more recently that the standards debate has started to heat up. 

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What is Induction Charging?

Induction Charging is gaining in popularity in many consumer electronic devices and is sometimes referred to as wireless charging. While it may sound like new technology, there is actually a long history. As early as 1831, Michael Faraday had discovered the ability for electromagnetic forces to travel. Nicola Tesla expanded upon the technology that evolved to radio wave transmissions.

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