Wireless laptop charging just took a giant step forward

Laptops, tablets and a variety of computing devices could soon get wireless charging capabilities as the Alliance for Wireless Power has announced expansion of the Rezence standard to 50 watts.

A large number of laptop and tablet manufacturers announced their support for the Rezence standard at the ongoing Computex 2014 in Taiwan. The standard which is yet to be certified, is being touted as the first to support charging up to 50 watts on multiple devices.

In a press release, the Alliance has mentioned that they already have 100 members which include the likes of Intel, Dell, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Logitech and Hon Hai (Foxconn). Most of these companies are part of other wireless charging alliances as well. Lenovo's chief technology officer, Peter Hortensius, believes that bringing this capability to laptops "marks a powerful shift, untangling us from the wires that have become a part of our everyday lives."

Wireless charging is still in its early stages but the support from such companies will usher in faster development in the field and may eventually bring a unified standard. The other wireless charging alliances such as the Wireless Power Consortium and the Power Matters Alliance also boast of big names such as Nokia, Microsoft, LG, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry and Qualcomm. However, they haven't introduced any standard to support devices other than smartphones yet.

Source: PR Newswire | Image via PR Newswire

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Sounds good to me, built in wireless charger for your desk, then all the time your working on your laptop at your desk it won't lose and be good to go when you get up and leave with it.

George P said,
Sounds good to me, built in wireless charger for your desk, then all the time your working on your laptop at your desk it won't lose and be good to go when you get up and leave with it.

Yep... this seems to be a very practical use of wireless charging... the wireless charging desk! It would be especially useful if you have 2+ devices that can use it.

A lot of people keep a laptop charger at their desk already... and it's not that difficult to plug it in.

I would love a way to charge a laptop INSIDE a bag. I use a desktop on my desk... and the laptop usually stays in the bag until I leave for the road.

It would be nice to keep my laptop battery topped up while it's just sitting there (and not have to dig it out just to charge it)