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Wildcharge in the Wild; Relevant Adapters Coming Soon

Zach Epstein
February 11th, 2008 at 1:15 PM

As we saw during this year’s CES, big advancements are being made in the realm of wireless charging. Wildcharge, the piece of technology that theoretically started the mini-craze, was recently made available to the public. The catch; the only adapter currently available fits the RAZR V3. For real? From a reach standpoint the V3 is a good target of course, but the type of consumer interested in Wildcharge’s solutions probably ditched their RAZR a few years ago. No worries though, more adapters are on the way. The next version in line is due out before Winter ends and will be compatible with the iPod nano 2G. Wait, seriously? Once we get these two out of the way, Wildcharge is working on versions for the BlackBerry Pearl and 8800 along with the iPhone and a few other devices. What’s more, hit the poll in the sidebar on their site and you can easily give Wildcharge your two cents in terms of which devices they should target next. Although it’s already affordable at $90 for a charging pad / adapter bundle, this technology will become much more viable as manufacturers adopt it and integrate the necessary components into the product. This means that nothing will be needed other then a pad and the device itself. It also means that the charger / data port will always be open and available. The bottom line is that no one wants to walk around with a Wildcharge adapter attached to their handset. Keeping that in mind, if you’re going to have to plug something in each time you charge your device… Well, it might as well be a charger.

[Via IntoMobile]

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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