If you think just dropping your phone on a desk and having it start automatically charging is neat, imagine the day when electric cars can wirelessly charge by just driving down the road. The technology exists, it’s just better suited to RC cars right now, as Qualcomm demonstrates.
If you’re fortunate enough to use one of the handful of smartphones that natively support the Qi wireless charging standard — or have even opted for a case that adds that functionality — MugenPower’s now got a backup battery that lets you leave all your charging cables at home.
It’s all explainable via science. If you replace your typical cornucopia centrepiece with this floating steel plate supporting a glowing wireless candelabra, your dinner guests will be too blown away to notice your dry turkey and lumpy gravy.