Power Pad Offers Easy Recharge for devices...with no wires!
Amid the wireless buzz, a company claims to have solved the "last wire" dilemma by eliminating the need to plug in devices to charge them. Startup MobileWise is working with Acer and others to ship (early next year) a pad with a conductive surface capable of powering compatible computing devices that simply rest on top of it--as efficiently as if they were plugged into an electrical outlet.
The "last wire" dilemma refers to the power adapters used to recharge and power mobile devices ranging from notebooks to PDAs to cell phones: It's the remaining wire that can't be replaced by existing wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and 802.11. But MobileWise, which demonstrated its wireless electrical power and charging device this week, may enable users of mobile devices finally to cut the cord.
The industry is working on a standard right now for the power pad, that will eventually be built into all rechargable devices such as cellphones, pda's, laptops, MP3 players, etc...
When you come home at night, you just drop it on the pad, and it recharges the batteries, without wires!
I want it!