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"Whether you are at home, at the office or on the road, ensuring that these mobile devices have electricity is not always achievable," Shimmin said. "If something can be developed so you don't have to plug into the wall, that's a great innovation. It removes the clutter and the mess of having to deal with so many cords."
Shimmin said sometimes consumers do not get power cords plugged in correctly and they think the device is charging when it's not. In an environment where you are dealing with multiple devices, he called the capability of having one central location that could literally send out a charge to all of them without having to worry about maintaining multiple plugs "fantastic."
"Even if the ports are standardized, the phones change so rapidly in terms of form factor that it's impossible to go with something like a charge mat. It has to be a mechanism that's inside the unit that doesn't make the consumer buy something extra to go with the mobile device," Shimmin said. "It has to work natively through the device because the life span of mobile phones is four to six months."
Posted: 2012-08-31 @ 10:54pm PT
Didn't Tesla broadcast electricity roughly 100 years ago?