Lenovo and Dell Want Wireless Charging For Laptops

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Well, i was hoping companies would be quicker to pick this up, but i guess its good that the interest is growing, eventually i would guess it would expand to everything being powered wirelessly in a household.
 

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Imagine a world inundated with multiple magnetic inductive charging fields blanketing every nook & cranny. It's not just the earth's natural magnetic field we're walking through. Either we're looking at the beginning of the Matrix, or gene mutations won't just be for the X-Men anymore!
 

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I'd like to see companies start adopting desks where the entire surface is an inductive charger. Even better would be conference tables; no more running out of juice during a meeting or presentation.
 

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wireless charger is useless and just stupid, i don't see why we need that, cable charger is more practical, for example with cable charger we can still pick up the phone while charging
 

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This would be superb. I love the wireless charging on my Lumia Icon. Mag Safe like a Mac or wireless are the only way to go. Regular power ports are terrible. Fragile, prone to breaking, bending, loosening etc. I can't wait to see this happen. It's too bad Apple patented the Mag safe design, I would love to see than on every laptop.
 

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The problem with wireless charging is that you can't put it anywhere in the room and have it charge. You have to place it over the mat and as the article said it's not standardized; it only works with that specific device. Intel's wireless charging desk would be nice, but I'll wait for it to be standardized before I invest into any devices with wireless charging.
 
From my point of view, this is useless and counterproductive. Nikola Tesla would have disagreed with me.

Reduce efficiency using a charger that you can't throw into your backpack or pocket, so you need one at work, one at home, one in your car, and one god knows where?
 

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Personally I hope no companies adopt this. It is a grossly inefficient means to transfer electricity. That translates to more energy being used to charge your devices, more fossil fuels burned, more dams built, more nuclear power plants, &c. Just to avoid the grueling task of plugging something in rather than placing on a mat.

I'd rather manufacturers just put better batteries in devices. Why keep making smartphones thinner? Make them as thick as they were four years ago and use all that space for a big battery. As for laptops with all the strides Intel an AMD have made and the switch from CFL to LED in LCD's battery life should be a minimum of 8 hours. Apple manages to do it on thin and light laptops.

For personal safety, I will never expose myself to those magnetic fields.
You're exposed to magnetic fields all the time.
 

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Nicola Tesla invented wireless electricity 100 years ago, but was cut off from all funding since his main supporter invested millions in infrastructure for delivering/selling electricity through cables and he wanted to protect his investments. Are manufacturers finally catching up to the idea 100 years later?
 

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You are literally in a gigantic magnetic field as we speak.
 


I'm also exposed to cosmic rays right now, but I wouldn't want to be in orbit without any kind of shielding. Some people believe that the differences in degree and kind (low-frequency alternating) make a different effect.
 
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