This week at CES 2016, John Perzow, vice president of marketing development for the Wireless Power Consortium, gave us a walkthrough of how wireless charging is changing our everyday lives. Perzow begins by showing us all the places where wireless charging stands can keep our devices fully juiced, from the bedside table, to the kitchen, to the car. He demonstrated how companies like Facebook and Google have integrated wireless charging directly into workstations so employees can simply set their smart devices on the desk while they work for a full charge.
After this, our own Joshua Vergara interviewed Perzow, asking for his perspective on what wireless charging will look like in the future. Perzow describes a world in which devices never die because charge stations are ubiquitous. This would allow for smaller batteries, which would make room for more tech to be crammed into tinier spaces. Perzow believes that in the future, the concept of overcharging will be non-existent. Our phones will have smaller batteries that don’t hold a charge for as long, but we won’t really notice because our phones will be constantly charging all throughout the day.
The two went on to talk about wireless charging power banks and how phones might be better designed in the future supposing an infrastructure of charging stations was available to support our day to day existence. For full details, give the video a watch! As always, please give us your feedback in the comments below, and don’t forget to click this shiny orange button to see all the rest of our CES 2016 coverage.