Right now the majority of our wireless accessories for our computers are largely powered by batteries, such as our keyboards and mice. What this means is that in the event the battery runs out, we’d be left with a dead accessory and will need to recharge it to use again. For the most part, there are usually warnings provided well in advance to let us know when battery levels are low.
However what if it could be so that in the future, we don’t even need to worry about charging at all? That seems to be something that Apple is exploring, thanks to a recently discovered patent by AppleInsider in which the company has patented the idea of Mac computers being used to wirelessly charge devices.
This will be done through the use of radio frequency waves where as long as the keyboard and mouse are within range of the computer, they will remain charged. As you can see in the diagram above, the general idea is that as long as you were to use it normally at a desk, it should be charged.
This is actually not Apple’s first attempt at trying to come up with ideas for wireless charging. The company had previously patented an idea in which they could build wireless charging into their laptops where it could then be used to charge the iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Unfortunately as this is only a patent, there’s no telling if it will ever become a reality, although the next best closest thing will probably be the upcoming AirPower charging mat.