By Evan Ackerman
The Motorola rep wouldn’t give me any specifics, but the company is “exploring” a potential partnership with wireless power products from eCoupled which would allow for wireless charging of your cellphone. The big barrier (one of them) to the introduction of wireless power is that people won’t use it if you have to buy a whole bunch of complicated accessories to get it to work. Motorola and eCoupled have been working on a replacement battery back and induction coil that’s a direct replacement for the Motorola extended battery. The only tradeoff is a decrease in the capacity of the battery to make room for the coil: 1200 mAh instead of 1800 mAh.
This is exactly what needs to happen: the introduction of wireless charging solutions that can be integrated seamlessly with existing products, allowing consumers to experience the advantages and make the transition.
[ eCoupled ]