Countertops, tables and home appliances with wireless charging capability mean less clutter — and zero effort powering your phone…
Wireless charging has been around for a while, and it’s convenient for mobile phone users — you don’t have to actually plug in a phone to charge it.
The way it works is that a base station creates an electromagnetic field, which passes through the exterior of the phone and electrifies an internal charger, thus charging the phone. The feature is available as an option sold separately for most of the phone handsets that support it. It’s also possible to buy an external case for some phones, such as the iPhone, which gives it wireless charging capability.
Wireless charging for other devices has been around for a long time. If you have an electric toothbrush, for example, it probably charges wirelessly.
See all the coming technology in Mike Elgan’s article on Houzz.