A couple of days ago, we reported that Intel debuted a wireless keyboard at Computex which charged via inductive charging simply by placing it on the base of the computer. Apparently that wasn’t the only wireless charging technology that Intel had up their sleeves as the folks at The Verge came across an Acer Aspire laptop with a built-in transmitter that basically allowed smartphones to charge wirelessly, as long as the laptop was on. This charger, according to them, is slim enough so that it will not add unnecessary bulk to ultrabooks. The receiver will be attached to the phone and when placed close enough, it will begin charging as you will be able to see in the video demonstrated above. Based on what we’ve seen, it appears that your phone will need to be pretty close to the transmitter in order for the charging to activate, but given that you will not need to pack wires and cables and looks like a good solution for a quick charge, we guess we are finding it hard to complain. No word on when we will start seeing this technology make its way to our laptops but it’s good to know that it is available.
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