Splashpower Charger Lets You Charge Wirelessly, Lose That Wired Mess

spashpower-top.jpgWe have been harping on about Splash power's wireless charging solution from way back in 2003, but they have just showed as a working unit. Here's the surprise; it really works. The idea is simple, by plugging in a dongle into the base of your gadget, you are able to drop the device into a charging bay, and as soon as contact is made, charging begins. We like the look of the product—check the gallery for more shots.

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The charging times are said to be exactly the same as that from a standard AC outlet, as the Splashpower bay and dongle utilises the inbuilt charging circuitry to power your low-juiced appliance by conduction. With pricing aimed at $115 for the base station, and about $20 for each additional dongle, competition with the folks at WildCharge ($US59.99 base / $US34.99 adapters), is going to be fierce. Nevertheless, Splashpower's in with a chance. For one, the dongles look a little more workable than WildCharge's adapters, even if the bases are not as cool. Expect the Splashpower to drop in Q3 '08. [Splashpower]