Monday, December 3, 2012

Apple patents a system to charge devices wirelessly

Since long ago that there is a basis for charging phones and other wireless handheld devices, but the truth is that none of them has yet managed to replace the traditional charging cable plugged in, at least when it comes to accessories for iPhone / iPad.

iphone powermat

Now, Apple has patented a device charging system (not only iPhone but also iPad and other products) that could change that. For now is just a patent, but we can imagine that its the base could be similar to Powermat we present two years ago.

What's new and how it works? We know that the typical wireless charging system for induction relies on that we reload the device and recharging cradle are in contact. But what is not so common is that we can recharge up to 1 meter away from the charging base, place without contact.

And more: not just one single device, but also provides power to peripherals that we are using around (mouse or computer keyboard, for example), if eliminating the battery.

keyboard mouse mac

The charging base itself which is connected via a cable to the current, and this is the only cable is not suppressed.

So Apple's proposal offers a 3 in 1:

  • A wireless charging system for their devices.
  • A distance of 1 meter to recharge from the base to the unit.
  • Sending electric power to other peripherals nearby.

It is still unknown the starting price or release date (for now just a patent and we know how this works ...), but it is rumored that could be launched in 2013. Although it is likely that the compatible devices need to be prepared, so we may see it running on the iPhone 5S, iPad 2 or iPad Mini 5. We will keep you informed as we know more details.

For now what do you think?


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