The dream of wireless laptop charging may be closer than people think. Dell has just partnered with The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), making them the first PC maker to back wireless charging. The announcement came via press release on the A4WP website.
The technology, which A4WP has named Rezence, uses near-field magnetic resonance technology to, as they put it, “cut the last cord” in the user experience. A4WP also said that Rezence will be capable of charging multiple devices at a time, and will not require the user to dock their devices.
“Power levels and charging speed will meet the expectations of today’s ‘always on, always connected’ user,” read the statement.
With the Dell partnership, the company will now be working on a secondary higher-powered form of Rezence that will be capable of charging more demanding electronic products ranging from 20-50 watts. This will allow users to be able to charge devices such as laptops, ultrabooks and more without having to plug them in.
Rezence uses wireless technologies that already have a large standing and embraced infrastructure such as Bluetooth that will make it easier to manufacture and develop.
“The development of magnetic resonance technology will improve the customer experience when it comes to wireless charging and bring the capability into more homes and businesses over the next few years,” said Glen Robson, Dell VP and CTO.
Other companies, such as Nokia, have flirted with wireless charging technology recently but with much less success. Some of the recent Nokia cell phones had the option for wireless charging but required a docking station. The partnership with Dell looks to bring the first consumer products out using Rezence technology within the year.
Wireless Laptop Charging May Be Coming To a Computer Near You