To pick up the power field, gadgets must have a receiver coil built into them or have an adapter clipped on the back. At Ceatec the company showed a clip-on adapter for an iPod mini music player, and a Nokia cell phone with a built-in coil. Both devices, when placed on the pads, began charging.
Initially the company will start by selling Splash Pads and a range of adapters in the U.K. and Europe in mid-2006, said Cheng. Following the European launch, the company will turn its attention to other markets. It expects the larger charging pad will cost US$150 to $200, the smaller pad will cost between $30 and $40 and adapters will cost about $15 to $20 per device.