In recent times wireless charging has become one of the most talked about features as tech companies including Apple have been rumored to bring smartphones with wireless charging capabilities. While there was no laptop with wireless charging capabilities up until now, Dell has introduced a new model of laptop with wireless charging capabilities. The latest Dell latitude 7285 is the world’s first laptop that uses its materials to charge wirelessly from a distance without requirement of a wireless charging pad.
While wireless charging for a long while now required devices to touch surface of some sort of charging mat, the latest laptop from Dell uses WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology that can charge devices at a long distance without the charging mat. Talking about the latest technology, Kirk Schell said, “It’s our mission to drive workforce transformation by providing user experiences that increase productivity as the world becomes more dependent on mobile devices. Our vision of a no wires workspace is foundational to that mission because it enables the freedom and flexibility today’s employees demand. WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology was seamlessly integrated to enable the Latitude 7000 Series Detachable to be charged wirelessly over distance and with positional flexibility while keeping the 2-in-1 notebook’s sleek design.”
Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity also shared the same enthusiasm as he added, “This release is a huge milestone for the wireless charging industry as Dell brings the first 2-in-1 notebook with magnetic resonance to market, which is enabled by incorporating a high-quality resonator system designed by WiTricity into the Latitude 7285 and its remote wireless charging surface. Dell’s extensive knowledge of its customers and vision for a wireless workplace allowed us to uniquely collaborate and make convenient wireless charging a reality. The Latitude 7285 will allow users to experience freedom and efficiency in the work environment while catalyzing the wider adoption of wireless charging 2.0.”
While wireless charging are still a long way from becoming a commonplace feature across devices, changes are we might see more use of similar technology in the coming years. With Apple’s upcoming iPhone is rumored to feature wireless charging capability, it will be certainly worthwhile to see how the company introduces the feature in case the rumor is indeed true. Both wireless charging mat and the laptop is available for purchase starting from today.
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