Cliff Weinstein

Gonna FLI now: Power pad charges up

By GREGORY ZELLER // A New York City tech firm that got a big assist from a Hauppauge innovator has launched its flagship wireless charging system. FLI Charge, a subsidiary of IP commercialization specialist and alleged patent troll Form Holdings Corp. (formerly Vringo), has officially raised the curtain on its self-titled charging pad. The company on Wednesday launched an Indiegogo campaign offering its products in various-sized bundles and is poised to annihilate its one-month goal…


Back story: How FLI Charge took flight

By GREGORY ZELLER // Mission impossible: a six-week window to prepare a functional but unattractive wireless charging-pad prototype for the glaring spotlight of the nation’s largest consumer-electronics showcase. Impossible, at least, for New York City’s FLI Charge, which wanted to pretty up the charging-pad technology in time for CES 2016, the annual Consumer Electronics Show staged in Las Vegas every January. In November – just a month after FLI Charge became a subsidiary of sometimes-controversial…