We certainly hope that wireless charging will become the norm in the near future, as the Wireless Power Consortium has taken one rather significant step in that direction today by finalizing the Qi interoperability standard. The new documents spell out the interface, performance, and compliance requirements, though it’s currently limited to devices that require up to 5 watts of juice, but it’s still a good start. When everything falls into place, any Qi-approved device will be able to juice up on any Qi-verified base station or dock, and we’re looking forward to that, after all, having to plug in wires all the time can be troublesome thing.
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