Imagine this scenario: you walk into the airport lounge, waiting for a flight that is now delayed by three hours. You’ve got a new Ultrabook™ and you’re definitely thankful for that long battery life at this point, but your smartphone is close to dead after those hours playing Angry Birds, er, working on budget projections. Just like almost every other airport lounge in the world, there is nary an outlet in sight, and your cords are all in transit. Are you up the creek without a charger? Not so fast – enter wireless charging.
The history of wireless charging