New wireless charging tech could let you boost phone from tablet
Fulton Innovations showcases new wireless charging between handsets and tablets
A new type of wireless charging technology has been showcased at CES 2013 by Fulton Innovations, which could allow users to leech battery life between mobile devices as the need arises.
The technology requires that both devices be kitted out with the same gear, but once this is done users are able to wirelessly transfer power between them simply by holding both devices back-to-back.
Users with multiple devices can therefore prioritise their most important piece of mobile tech and ensure it gets topped up by any others.
If you’re expecting an important call but your phone is about to die this can only be a good thing.
Pocket-lint reports that a Fulton Innovations spokesperson demonstrated the technology in action at CES 2013, showing both a Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy smartphone fitted with the wireless charging tech sharing a charge between them.
The representative couldn’t say when we might see this tech in commercially available devices but did point out that it’s already fully operational. It is, apparently, a matter of getting an appropriate wireless charging standard approved.
Fulton Innovations has ties to Qualcomm and Nokia, amongst others, and clearly from the demonstration units being Samsung there’s some scope with the Korean manufacturer's tech too.
It’s possible that before 2013 closes we’ll see this technology in new handsets. We’ll be keeping an eye on this and will be sure to let you know more as we hear it.