We’ve already seen a Chromebook that can be powered from a USB charger so what’s the next step? One that recharges without wires at all. The Chromium OS team is testing code to manage how this works on future Chromebooks.
Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets that could benefit from a wireless power source. The Wireless Power Consortium is working with culinary appliance makers to cut the cord in the kitchen.
Future Qi-enabled phones will be able to power up their batteries even without direct contact with a charging pad thanks to an update to the technology’s standard.
GM’s first car capable of charging your smartphone without a cord will be a Cadillac, not a Chevy Volt. It may have taken awhile, but GM has developed a better wireless charging system supporting multiple standards.
Instead of induction, WiTricity uses resonance to recharge devices wirelessly over several inches or even though objects. The company demonstrated this, along with a magnetic resonance repeater, and announced a wireless charger for iPhone 5 and 5s devices.
Can a new logo and catchy name add some juice to a wireless charging group? That’s the hope of Rezence, the new brand of the A4WP, or Alliance for Wireless Power.
Wirelessly charging an iPhone usually means you need some bulky case accessory. The iQi adds it without the bulk and lets you choose your own case or cover. How does it work? Quite well as you can see in this video demonstration.
Pike Research, in a new report, forecasts the wireless market to triple in size from $4.9 billion in 2012 to $15.1 billion in 2020. And that’s not considering the impact of Apple, which just received a patent for an inductive charging dock late last month.
Today wireless charging for cell phones is pretty kludgy. But the idea — and eventually the goal of Powermat — is that one day the cell phone companies will embed the company’s wireless charging tech right into the phone itself, making wireless charging a whole lot more simple.
Thanks to the new Qi standard from the Wireless Power Consortium, it’s easier to charge mobile devices simply by laying them on a pad. But who wants a wireless charging case for each different device? Energizer’s new universal adapter should solve that problem.