Why do we need two smartphone wireless charging systems? Qi and Powermat both admit there's nothing technically that keeps them from merging. So what's the hold up?
A new electric charging system emerging from Korea allows a vehicle to recharge its battery while in motion.
Wirelessly charging your smartphone is awesome enough, but now Bosch is offering the same convenience for Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF owners.
Apple is still working hard to improve the its popular iPad with a patent for a Smart Cover that would enable wireless charging.
Ahead of its time, the Palm Pre proved in 2009 that wireless charging could be awesome. With a special case, many of today's smartphones can be charged wirelessly, but Intel might have a better solution: wireless charging via an Ultrabook.
Not happy with how the iPhone doesn't have built-in wireless charging, YouTube user Tanveer went ahead and modded his very own. Unlike induction charging kits, this mod doesn't require any ugly cases to get the wireless recharge going.
Wireless charging has a bit of a dinosaur-and-egg problem: there are few products for it because nobody uses it, and nobody uses it because there are few products for it. Duracell hopes to make it easy and cheap for anyone to retrofit their phone to be completely wireless with a skinny little pad called the Powermat WiCC.
Cutting the cables isn't just a nice way to tidy up your home electronics. Why are we plugging our electric cars into a socket, when we're living in a wireless world? Nissan's going to bring wireless charging to the Nissan Leaf — as early as 2013. Woot woot!
Cables suck. That's why the advent of wireless charging is so great: it promises a world in which nothing ever has to be plugged in to anything else. And one company's work could allow Apple to cut even more cords from the iMac.
Hold your horses on that upcoming iPhone 5, because whispers about next year's iPhone 6 are already slipping out.