CES: Haier Wireless TV

We received a couple requests via email to get a look at Haier’s wireless TV. They used both wireless power and WHDI to show off a zero wire concept. Sure, the giant 2001: A Space Odyssey looking monolith behind it is a bit imposing, but for something that could be embedded into a wall, we’re pretty impressed. Wireless power is a big thing here, and we cant wait for hackers to take up the reins and integrate this into some consumer products.

[Nick]- There are a few companies here that are pushing wireless power products, but this definitely one of the cooler implementations that we’ve seen.


  1. Cynyr says:

    not to be too picky, but if you are embedding it in the wall, why not just run the cables in the wall and then out to the tv? same visual effect, more flexibility, less likely to cause interference problems.

  2. anon says:

    “wireless power”

    Going to roast your testicles.

  3. MikeFez says:

    Not only is just running the cables in the wall a much more practical solution like Cynyr said, but I’d also assume it’s much more energy efficient.

  4. Alex says:

    hmm, personally I have always thought this is a pretty pointless development in anything above charging mobile phones and elecric toothbrushes really, I mean what benefit is there in having this? no trailing “nasty horrible cable”? disasvantages? huge transmitter of power that will more than likely steralise you and cause every wireless device wihin a mile radius to die.

    Witchcraft imo…

  5. therian says:

    exactly, its not like anyone move TV around the room during watching

  6. therian says:

    but think about positive side, free neighbor wifi is good, free neighbor power is even better !

  7. Robb says:

    ow my pacemaker

  8. Tamber says:

    > huge transmitter of power that will more than likely steralise you and cause every wireless device wihin a mile radius to die.

    …Right. Because this happens so often around people who play with Tesla-coils.

  9. VEC7OR says:

    Nice, but rather pointless. Yeah its nice to charge your cellphone/pda/etc like that – the stuff you carry around, but a TV ?

    BTW You can see more about this tech at TED conference videos on YT.

  10. Cole says:

    Agreed… interesting concept, but would never be implemented. A wireless anything is really only useful if you’re frequently moving the object (i.e. mouse, headphones, etc). I had the same issue with a wireless trackball mouse I had. Since it’s a trackball, and it doesn’t move around on the desk, what is the point of making it wireless?

  11. PocketBrain says:

    Up next… wireless wires! The power/video cables are just strips of PVC!!! Wheeee!!!!

  12. I must agree with the first comment on this post. But nice write-up anyways.

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