With the growth in the market of mobile devices including mobile phones, computers, game players, headsets, digital cameras, music players and e-readers, the need for a solution to banish those irritating cables is more important than ever.
Bulky cradle chargers have given way to AC charging adaptors, which have been superceded by USB-based charging ports and cables. Technology is now ready for the next step: wireless power.
Currently, approaches to wireless power involve tightly coupled point chargers, which require direct alignment with the device, the charging source and the cables that might connect them. This limits flexibility and real-world user preference.
Wireless power offering spatial freedom is the way of the future, providing a more adaptable approach to the user charging experience. The concept has the potential to take cable-free charging from cumbersome sleeves and mats, instead, embedding charging surfaces in furniture, machines and vehicles.