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July 9, 2012

Designed for humans, inspired by wireless charging

– 4.8″ screen – is a nice to have

– voice control – siri iPhone done before

– 4G support – not that exciting

– peer-to-peer connection – never going to use that

– Bluetooth and NFC (Near Field Communication) – comes as standard right

Wireless charging – What! What’s that you say “wireless charging” now that should get your attention.

Yes the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with wireless charging (AKA inductive charging); a feature which I think should raise a few eyebrows. But hold off before you go buying; apparently the wireless kit won’t hit the shelves till sometime in September when we can all try cable-free changing.

Yes the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with wireless charging (AKA inductive charging); a feature which I think should raise a few eyebrows. But hold off before you go buying; apparently the wireless kit won’t hit the shelves till sometime in September when we can all try cable-free changing.

Wireless chaining will be the benchmark for future phones and other devices. Wouldn’t it be great that as soon as you enter the house your phone starts charging just in time for you to pick-up the phone on your night out fully loaded ;). Humans are lazy & any technology employed to make our lives easier is bound to succeed.

Beach time

But don’t go off hitting the beach just yet: the drawbacks

–          Range: not far really

–          TIME: it will take longer MUCH longer to charge the phone

–          It will use more power hence a lot is wasted

–          Even less compatibility then there is now wit cables

–          Cost: Generally you would have to buy the changing kit separately and it won’t come cheap

–          I don’t one can use the phone and charging at the same time wirelessly

Note: Inductive charging is nothing new; Palm Pre has this back in 2009 and GM already had this install in Chevy Volt back in June 2011. The technology is widely used in artificial hearts and other surgically implanted devices. Even Oreal B toothbrushes where using it back in the early 1990s but because of the drawback stated above it never really took off in mainstream markets; so let’s hope that Samsung don’t make a hash of it.

The key for me is; as always; is PORTABILITY; if this established (which at moment is unlikely) then there will be a huge boom in devices which support this type of inductive charging. All of the drawbacks stated above will be overcome in time but the sticking point will be portability. Images ALL your devices charging wirelessly from one hub… there a thought.

Whether you like tor not wireless charging will be the thing for the future and not just for mobile phones; think of every device that has a cable and cut it off.

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One Comment
  1. Anonymous permalink

    wicked phone; i got it, don’t care if it doesn’t have wireless charger

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