Wireless Power Consortium

RIM just joined 20 other manufacturers in the Wireless Power Consortium. A major goal for the Wireless Power Consortium is to develop a wireless charging standard called Qi. Why? Of course for our convenience! And because it is cool. I say forget about it. Wireless charging is quite inefficient and wastes a lot of energy. Do we want that just so we don’t have to mess with wires? I’d take wires over a bigger electricity bill. I’m finding ways to reduce my electricity bill and if that takes a bit of inconvenience, no problem. Besides the CTIA Wireless Association will be going to a single universal charging cable standard for mobile phones with micro-USB. Source: Wireless Power Consortium via Electronista, Engadget