You Could Probably Spend Your Entire Life On Starck's New…

Philippe Starck is known for designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. So it's not surprising that when it came to designing a sofa, the results would include everything from privacy dividers, to accessible power outlets, to even a Powermat wireless induction charging pad. There's probably a good reason… » 4/09/13 4:00pm 4/09/13 4:00pm

Leaked Nexus 4 Manual Reveals Wireless Charging

While numerous leaks have hinted at what we could have expected from the new Nexus phone at today's cancelled Google event, the latest, from a Nexus 4 manual floating around online, brings two magic words with it: inductive charging. » 10/29/12 6:43am 10/29/12 6:43am

Levitating Wireless Candelabra Makes For an Amazing Thanksgiving…

It's all explainable via science, but if you replace your typical cornucopia centerpiece with this floating steel plate supporting a glowing wireless candelabra, your dinner guests will be too blown away to notice your dry turkey and lumpy gravy. » 10/10/12 10:08am 10/10/12 10:08am

Apple's Shake-To-Charge Patent Trades Calories for Battery Life

Its larger form factor and bigger battery mean the iPhone 5 should last longer on a single charge. But to overcome the fact that battery technology still basically sucks, Apple has applied for a 'shake to charge' patent that uses electromagnetic induction to convert everyday motions into extra battery life. » 9/20/12 10:41am 9/20/12 10:41am

Adaptive Resonance Technology Could Make Wireless Charging Far Less…

Even though the companies involved have finally come together in a consortium and finalized a standard, wireless charging is still struggling to gain acceptance. But a new technology called adaptive resonance from Fulton Innovation promises to bridge the gaps between devices, and make wireless charging pads less… » 9/12/12 12:40pm 9/12/12 12:40pm

I Want TDK's Gorgeous New Headphones and Speaker Cube That Can Charge…

TDK is known for designing really utilitarian, retro 80's futuristic audio equipment—black, gold, hard lines, Terminator, Burton's Batman, TDK—that encourages you to show it off without feeling like a showoff. And they've done it again. This time, with a pair of headphones that'll cradle your head and a new speaker… » 8/30/12 8:10pm 8/30/12 8:10pm

Why Apple's Inductive Charging Patent For iPhones Is a Red Herring

Just because a patent's filed, doesn't mean the company in question has any ambition to actually make the damn thing. Take Apple's inductive charger, which proposes wrapping headphones around a charging tower with the earbuds conducting electricity to the iPhone. » 8/05/11 9:39am 8/05/11 9:39am

Next Year There Might be Powermat Phones That Charge Wirelessly…

True, you can charge some phones now without buying a special inductive-charging case (via their swappable batteries), but Powermat wants to work with manufacturers to put the technology into phones from the get-go. » 10/14/10 7:40am 10/14/10 7:40am