Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wireless Chargers!? That is Pretty Frickin' Cool!

Have you ever wished your computer could charge in your lap while you are watching T.V. without having to deal with getting the power cord set up near you?  Well Ron Ferber, CEO of Powermat is trying to make that dream come true for all of us.  His company has developed new technology that allows all electronic devices to be powered wirelessly.  All that is needed is a Powermat and a small, paper thin attachment that is placed on your electronics.
At first I was skeptical, I mean really?  Wireless chargers?  But after watching the related video I got extremely excited about the concept.  As of now Ron Ferber and Powermat have developed small docking pads for small devices, however, they are looking into the future now.  Soon, Ron says people can have these docking pads installed into their counters and walls at home and devices can charge from multiple rooms away.  That's not all!  Powermat is also looking into installing pads into computers, entertainment systems, and even household items.
Think about it!  Instead of having to plug in kitchen items like microwaves and blenders you just need to have it resting on your counter like normal.  The only thing that I was concerned with was the idea of energy being transmitted wirelessly throughout your home space.  I do not yet know if this is dangerous, however, I am hoping greatly that it is not.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I didn't source this. The article was found at http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/wireless-charge/html