Samsung’s fantastic solar remote can now charge using radio waves — WHAT?!

All of us at TNW were over the moon when we heard about Samsung’s new remote powered by a Solar panel last year. Saving us the trouble of hunting for AAA batteries is truly the Lord’s work, so thank you Samsung.

This year, the Korean tech giant has upped its remote game by including a new ability: Wi-Fi Charging. Yes, the new remote can literally charge through your routers useless signals that bounce around your house. How cool is that!

If you’re thinking about how this magic happens, the answer is RF harvesting, which collects radio waves from devices like your router and converts them into energy. Samsung says this will help the remote stay fully charged all the time.