I'm curious about this statement: "A4WP, which specifies the use of magnetic resonance technology, is capable of simultaneous charging of multiples devices and the flexible positioning of devices and a charging platter."
How is this different than what WPC is doing?
A4WP is making the distinction between direct induction and magnetic resonant induction where the two coils are tuned to resonate at a set frequency.
I understand this has benefits for efficiency of energy transfer.
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