The concept of wireless charging can be applied to bigger devices as well, including laptops and even some appliances, but for now this technology has largely remained limited to smartphones. The Alliance for Wireless Power today announced that Dell has come onboard as a member, and will take part in their initiative to bring wireless charging to larger products. As previously mentioned, its not impossible to bring wireless charging to laptops, and Dell appears to be really interested in actually implementing the technology in its laptops somewhere down the line.
Dell’s chief technology office, Glen Robson, said that the company is “excited” to work with other industry leaders in the Alliance, so as to deliver on the promise of providing easy wireless charging access “across any array of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops.” The Alliance has its sights set on wireless charging for 20 to 50 watt devices, consumer laptops generally fall within this range, and so do Ultrabooks. Intel already happens to be a part of the Alliance for Wireless Power, it joined last year. Since it has bagged the “first major PC manufacturer” today, the Alliance can now embark upon this initiative knowing that a vendor the size of Dell has its back.