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10/8/2013 08:06 PM EDT
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junko.yoshida
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Operators invovled
junko.yoshida   10/9/2013 7:47:35 PM
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One of the things that convinced me that this might take off was cellular operators' interest and their involvement in wireless charging.

With the backing of the cellular operators (who obviously want to know where your phones are placed -- beyond the information your phone's GPS is giving out), this will happen over time. (if no operators are interested, infrastructure buildout is unlikely to happen.)

More importantly, once operators say that this is something they want, handset vendors jump; and chip companies need to supply solutions. And consumers will be gladly to accept. After all, who wants to carry a power cord with your phone?

 

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Re: Much Ado About Nothing?
docdivakar   10/10/2013 9:18:09 PM
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Hi Bert, the Shakespearian allusion not withstanding, there are many cases that warrant wireless charging, some as Junko mentioned are handy when you are travelling or in places where more clients need charging outlets than are available. Or in cases where you are missing any charging cables!

But I agree with your point on efficiency and further wastage of energy. Efficiency is the key to limit such wastages. Couple of years ago I saw a presentation on Capacitive charging where 83% efficiency was demonstrated over a 6x10mm area at 0.5mm separation.

MP Divakar

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William Miller   10/15/2013 9:33:50 AM
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Is this technology harmful for people I wonder? If not, my 3 phones desperately need this device! EU Residents Travel Insurance

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Caleb Kraft   10/15/2013 10:05:57 AM
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wouldn't those charging pads need to be plugged in too? I don't really see how this will be much better. It is like pining for a power strip!

 

However, having the convencience to have your phone charge in your car and in your home without having to ever mess with an annoying wire again would be really nice.

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