IKEA Is Now Putting Wireless Charging In Your Furniture

Charging cables? Who needs 'em. Smartphone makers (and even big chain coffee shops) have been clamoring for ways to ditch those tangled microUSB nuisances—and now the world's largest furniture retailer is joining the fight. » 3/01/15 9:30am 3/01/15 9:30am

You Can Finally Buy an Inductive Charger For Your Bosch Power Tools

We've known for months now that Bosch would be the first power tool company to offer inductive batteries and wireless charging technology. Well, now it's actually up for offer. The first of Bosch's wireless chargers and batteries are finally for sale online. And more are on the way! » 10/14/14 5:00pm 10/14/14 5:00pm

Whoa, the Apple Watch Has Wireless Charging

One interesting tidbit about the new Apple Watch is that it comes with wireless charging. That's pretty awesome on it's own, and notable for the fact that it's a technology that hasn't quite be sorted out quite yet. » 9/09/14 2:11pm 9/09/14 2:11pm

NYT Confirms Two iPhones, New iWatch Details

The New York Times just published a very authoritative and fairly exciting report on what Apple will be announcing next week. You guessed it: two new iPhones with larger screen sizes and a wearable computer (a.k.a. an iWatch.) But there are plenty of details we hadn't heard yet. » 9/04/14 3:12pm 9/04/14 3:12pm

Nokia's New Charger Tells You When Your Phone Needs Juice

Microsoft has big plans to expand the appeal of Windows Phone 8, and two new mid-range Nokia Lumia handsets are only the start. Two slick new gadgets and a Lumia-centric software update could make Windows Phone an even more attractive option. » 9/04/14 4:45am 9/04/14 4:45am

Starbucks Is Installing Wireless Charging in Stores Across the U.S.

Starbucks has announced that it plans to install Powermat wireless charging in stores across the U.S. after a small-scale trial proved successful. » 6/12/14 5:45am 6/12/14 5:45am

Intel Wants to Make Your Office Entirely Cable-Free By 2016

A rat's nest of cables at the back of a desk is truly the sign of the gadget-obsessed. But Intel plans to end all that, and soon: it wants your desk—hell, your entire digital life—to be completely wireless by 2016. » 6/04/14 8:52am 6/04/14 8:52am

Broadcom's New Chip Will Let Your Phone Use Any Wireless Charger

There are way, way too many wireless charging standards, which is part of the reason that the technology is struggling to take off. Now, though, Broadcom has developed a chip that could allow your phone to use any of them. This could change things completely. » 5/28/14 9:20am 5/28/14 9:20am

There's Yet Another Wireless Charging Standard (That Might Have a Shot)

Like the Beta vs. VHS and HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray battles of years gone by, wireless charging technology has had a difficult time establishing itself thanks to dueling standards. But a new challenger, the Alliance 4 Wireless Power and its consumer-friendly Rezence brand, might finally have what's needed to take wireless… » 12/12/13 9:17am 12/12/13 9:17am

New Apple Patent Outlines The Wireless Charging Future We're All…

Truly wireless charging, it's a tech utopia we all long for. Sure, we're getting there, but it still requires contact, which is only slightly better. If places like Starbucks starts putting pads in their tables, hooray, but it's a far cry from a real charging zone. A recent Apple patent outlines just that, the… » 12/02/12 1:00pm 12/02/12 1:00pm

Starbucks Might Finally Make Wireless Charging Mainstream

A wireless charging future is still pretty far away, but we're getting closer step by step. As part of a pilot program in Boston, Starbucks is going to start building wireless charging stations into 17 of its stores and putting them in the tabletops. » 10/29/12 12:01pm 10/29/12 12:01pm

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

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

Is This Inductive Stand Worth Twice What an iPad Costs?

The convenience of being able to charge a device without having to hunt down a power cord is certainly appealing. But convenience isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you gaze upon Strut's new LaunchPort iPad charging system. » 8/07/12 1:40pm 8/07/12 1:40pm

How to Make Your iPhone Charge Wirelessly (Without an Ugly Case)

Wirelessly charging your iPhone would be pretty great, but not with the dumb cases that inductive charging requires. That's why this mod from Tanveer is so great. A regular iPhone that charges when you set it down. The future! » 7/06/12 12:40pm 7/06/12 12:40pm

New Apple Patent Hints at Wireless Charging for the iPhone and iPad

A new Apple patent discovered by AppleInsider shows plans for new product packaging and that's... pretty boring. What is interesting about the new packaging though is that it may hint at future where iPhones and iPads would charge wirelessly. » 4/05/12 12:26pm 4/05/12 12:26pm

This Incredibly Thin Card Could Bring Wireless Charging To Any Device

Inductive charging means you'll never have to plug your phone in again, and to avoid clunky add-on solutions if your device doesn't have it built in, Duracell has created this wafer thin adapter card that slips in alongside its battery. » 2/27/12 11:20am 2/27/12 11:20am

The iMac of the Future Could Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

Wireless charging is already here, but in most instances, the charge base is tethered to a power strip. Not so elegant. What if charging a phone/tablet/MP3 player was as simple as placing it near your computer? » 8/04/11 1:51pm 8/04/11 1:51pm

A Wireless Charger for Your...Chargers?

When the wireless charging standard you support is floundering and nobody wants to adopt the technology in their actual products, making a wireless mat for portable USB chargers is one dumb way to keep yourself occupied. » 4/21/11 5:40pm 4/21/11 5:40pm