Just as everybody is getting more and more excited about the prospect of wirelessly charging their iPhones with AirPower (which looks like it may finally ship in March), there's a new Californian startup that looks like it could blow Apple's new charging mat out of the water.
Within a one-foot range the "Pi" can wirelessly and without any contact, charge your devices. The lampshade-looking device is the world's first contactless charger and is the invention of two MIT students; John MacDonald and Lixin Shi.
The device in itself is a pretty genius concept, and most certainly a breakthrough when it comes to charging our devices. The catch, however, is that you will need to fit your gadgets in "Pi"-designed protective cases for them to charge.