[LINK] 'Wire-free' electricity juices mobile devices
Peter L. Higgs
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 14:00:34 +1100
I suspect this is similar technology to that which cordless
toothbrushes have used for years.. Basically contactless induction
loops in the base and holder. Having taken a few apart it is pretty
simple.. Dont know how it scale up to 1.3 amps which is what some
portable require for recharging.
What happens if you put you amex card on the base.. or your metal
At 11:32 +1100 30/10/02, George Bray wrote:
>'Wire-free' electricity juices mobile devices
>By Matt Berger, IDG News Service
>OCTOBER 29, 2002
>A company that claims to have solved the "last wire" dilemma
>announced yesterday that it's working with Acer Inc. and other
>manufacturing partners to deliver early next year a pad with a
>conductive surface that can power computing devices resting on top
>of it as if they were plugged into an electrical outlet.
>The "last wire" dilemma refers to the power adapters that juice
>computing devices, which remain one wire that can't been replaced by
>existing wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and 802.11.
>MobileWise Inc. in Los Altos, Calif., yesterday previewed its
>"wire-free" electricity technology that could cut loose mobile
>device owners from their power cords.
>The technology can also transfer data, and could eventually replace
>a notebook docking station, which is used to distribute electricity,
>as well as act as the connection point to the Internet and
>peripheral devices, Goren said. In that case, a user could place a
>digital camera on the pad and have images stored on that camera
>automatically transferred to the hard drive of a computer also
>placed on the pad. Similarly, it could be used to synchronize data
>between a handheld computer and a notebook.
>Like most people who see the pad in action, Enderle summed it up:
>"It's a real cool technology."
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