Wireless charging is not a new piece of technology, although the ability to charge our phones simply by placing it next to our computers and without cables? Well that certainly sounds pretty handy and could potentially free up a port or two! Not to mention the convenience and ability to charge our phones even when we did not bring a charger. Such technology was demonstrated by Intel back in June and according to a recent blog post by Intel, it looks like the concept of wireless charging via our computers is a step closer to becoming a reality.
Integrated Device Technology has announced that they will be developing and delivering chipsets for Wireless Charging Technology by Intel. IDT’s full chipset solution for reference design is expected to be ready in early 2013, which means that we still have quite some way to go before we start seeing this technology make its way into consumer products. Intel has stated that a timeline will be given at a later date, but in the meantime we guess we can take comfort in knowing that such (convenient) technology isn’t too far.