Dell Joins Wireless Power Group to Promote Wireless Laptop Charging

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don2041

Anything that gets rid of all those oddly shaped power bricks that take take up to 3 socket places on a power bar is a huge plus. This idea should be applied to all add on devices. Think of powering external hard drives. I have about 10 external HDs & a couple of dvd burners. What a mess of wires. Now a pad that I could stand these things on to power them would be great.

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vrmlbasic

I often use my laptops while they are plugged in. I don't have a use for this. I could see a use for cell phones though, as the charging ports are the Achilles heels of those things.

"Near-field magnetic resonance technology" sounds cool but as far as I've found it is just the same prosaic principle that has made transformers work for ages now. A "lipstick on a pig" sort of deal.

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aarcane

What you failed to mention is (And I'm too lazy to look it up), what is the range, or planned or expected range on these devices?

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legionera

50km more or less

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locoism25

Bluetooth and wireless charging combined...the future looks very good

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aarcane

Bluetooth Sucks. Having had literally dozens of devices, I've never been able to use it to replace the reliability and speed of USB cables. 802.1AC is a better alternative, but dso far as I've seen hasn't been embedded into the same number of devici.

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Innomasta

I would enjoy this.