Intel to Support Wireless Charging by 2014

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trumpeter1994

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There are no details on specs and pricing, even if Intel's Dan Snyder notes that wireless charging times are similar to those of a USB cable setup
I've yet to use wireless charging but it'd be nice to know if he was talking about USB 2.0 port or something like one of the high-powered USB 3.0 ports.
 

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Would be nice if they can also be used with wireless mice and keyboards !
My mouse is going thru a battery a week and you know the darn thing always dies at the most inopportune moment giving Murphy that grin of satisfaction :)
 

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"It is reasonable to assume that wireless chargers will command a noticeable premium over products cable chargers, even if the hardware production and assembly cost may be substantially lower"
Right on, a noticable price increase for something thats cheaper to make
 

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[citation][nom]sheepsnowadays[/nom]"It is reasonable to assume that wireless chargers will command a noticeable premium over products cable chargers, even if the hardware production and assembly cost may be substantially lower"Right on, a noticable price increase for something thats cheaper to make[/citation]
I somehow doubt the guys in Intel's R&D department work for free. They have to make their money back from developing the technology as well as cover costs of production.
 

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What is the use of more expensive wireless charging that only works within an inch of the charger? At that point using a less expensive device seems more convenient.
 

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[citation][nom]adgjlsfhk[/nom]What is the use of more expensive wireless charging that only works within an inch of the charger? At that point using a less expensive device seems more convenient.[/citation]

I agree. I never quite got the NFC based charging technologies employed on current smartphones either.. Once you take the phone off the pad, it stops charging.. I don't see the flexibility in that 0__0 .. other than not having to worry about leaving a charger behind on a road trip or something.. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
 

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so much for energy efficiency appliances... wireless charging is abyssimally wasteful, and although the impact is miniscule for an individual, it will add up tremendously as hundreds of millions of phones, laptops, tablets etc. switch to this tech.

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chairman ray :One step towards Tesla's 26 mile wireless power transmitter
With the strength of Tesla wireless power, we wouldn't even need the battery and charger anymore, would we? I hope the day will come.
 

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Wait, you have to start the wireless charging detection software manually? Screw that. Get rid of that step; make it automatic or else it might be less hassle to just plug in the wires. Watch Apple try to patent that now.
 

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When I first saw this, I thought it was talking about wirelessly chargine your laptop which seemed like a terrible idea. It would essentially be a directed energy weapon at that point...
 
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