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Wireless Power for Our Portables
Future technology means you can ditch your drawer full of chargers.
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Solio’s Universal Solar Charger powers your cell phone, iPhone, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs, MP3 players and more.
February 25, 2009 by Lisa Montgomery

With all the cell phones, PDAs, iPods and other portables people lug around, society has developed a love-hate relationship with all the various chargers that come with them. Right now, plug-in chargers are the way to keep our technology running, but we can’t help put curse them for their ability to clutter up a countertop.

There may be hope on the horizon. A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that induction based wireless power could represent the next wave in powering portable electronics.

According to the study, the power and energy industry is investing substantially in research on large-scale wireless energy transfer, as solar power systems are attracting attention as an alternative form of energy.

If adopted, this technology will facilitate the use of all electrical devices. Already, some companies have developed wireless power technologies such as charging pads to power personal electronic devices, but there’s also the potential for solar power to be used to recharge larger electronic devices like laptops.

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Lisa Montgomery - Contributing Writer
Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.

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