Why We’re Still Waiting For The Wireless Future

You may be able to charge your phone wirelessly, but the process isn’t as fast, or as wireless as most users would like.

By Alain StephensJuly 27, 2017 9:50 am| ,

Powering devices without the use of wires has been a dream since NoKola Tesla demonstrated that he could illuminate a light bulb by means of a power source located across a stage from the light. More than 100 years later, the mobile devices we rely on must still tethered by wires when it’s time for a charge. Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says wireless charging is available from Samsung, and  a few other device vendors. But the technology has a long way to go before it can truly free us from cables and wall plugs.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Which tech products offer wireless charging

– Why wireless charging isn’t yet ready for prime-time