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Intel wireless charging bowl video demo

Offers cable-free charging for any item thrown in it
Wed May 14 2014, 12:23

INTEL SHOWED OFF its wireless charging bowl at an event in London on Wednesday, a clever piece of kit for charging mobile devices without the need for cables.

Demonstrated to The INQUIRER at the Intel Future Showcase, the smart bowl, which was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January, offers wireless charging for any item thrown in it.

The smart charging bowl is a reference design built to make charging more convenient and to complement Intel's Jarvis smart headset that it also launched at CES.

The smart wireless charging bowl is approximately 10in in diameter and works using magnetic resonance technology, which Intel said is the foundation for the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) wireless charging standard that it is helping to develop.

It means that users should be able to throw their smartphones and tablets into the bowl to charge without having to mess around with fiddly charging cables or ports.

Unfortunately, the demonstration unit shown in the video wasn't a working model but you can see how it would work in a real environment.

The chipmaker said that it is developing wireless charging technology to deliver "no wires convenience" based on the A4WP industry specification across a broad range of mobile devices in the future, such as headsets, phones, tablets and even ultrabooks and hybrid devices. µ


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