Dell looks to bring wireless charging to laptops

Dell is looking into having wireless charging capabilities for its laptops.

The technology giant has become the first PC maker to join the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), prompting speculation that such charging could become a reality for its laptop users.

The A4WP has revealed its intention to introduce a secondary, higher-powered initiative that will focus on wirelessly charging electronic products from 20 to 50 watts, such as laptops.

“We are excited to work with other industry leaders in the A4WP to deliver on the promise of easy, flexible wireless charging across an array of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops,” said vice-president and chief technology officer Glen Robson.

He added how the development of this magnetic resonance technology will improve customers’ experience and change how homes and businesses work in the next few years, as bulky laptop cables will no longer have to be carried in laptop bags or briefcases.

Sanjay Vora, general manager for strategic planning of Intel’s PC client group, spoke of A4WP’s intention to make progress on its mission to cut the power cord for all mobile devices.