Tablets and smartphones are wireless, sure but when you run out of battery, you’ll be must find your charger and a wall outlet to top up the device’s juice. As we increasingly become mobile, though, we want new ways to charge without necessarily being tethered to the wall or to a bigger device like a notebook computer.
According to a recent report by Digitimes, Intel intends to integrate its wireless charging technology into Ultrabooks and smartphones by the second half of 2013.
Intel’s wireless charging solution uses an ultrabook as the power source paired with related software and a transmitter to wirelessly charge a smartphone. According to Intel’s data, the solution will feature lower power consumption and does not require the phone to be put in a very specific position.
The included software will let the user control certain functions, such as positioning tests, charging control, and diagnostics.
Intel wants users to be able to charge smartphones just by placing them within the vicinity of a notebook computer. No mats, no cases, no special positioning needed. It’s just a matter of having device manufacturers support the resonance-base charging technology.
I think we are a few years away from having each one of our devices charged using wireless charging technology, it certainly would be good to get rid of all the various wires connected to various devices.