Induction charging seems to be eventually gathering some pace with Powermat and Energizer bringing one-size-fits-all solutions to the table and HP increasing its stable of Touchstone-enabled devices recently.
And today LG has removed the covers from it WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad, but beyond the name and what the thing actually looks like we know very little. What we do know however, is that Fulton Technology, the creator of eCoupled wireless power technology, has confirmed that they have been working with LG and the WCP-700 will use the technology. The eCoupled technology being used in the WCP-700 meets the Qi global standard from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for low powered devices, and could signal the beginning of mass adoption of this standard (fingers crossed).
The device itself will measuce 15.9 x 9 x 1cm and come with a line of blue, orange and green LEDs to indicate at what stage the device being charged is at, including: Plugged In, Ready To Charge and Phone is Charging Correctly. There will also be audible indicators as to when a phone is charged. LG also claim there will also be no need for the proprietary covers which Powermat and Energizer require for each device: “With inductive coils built into the battery doors and internal contacts, advanced wireless charging technology allows for a cord-free power source - alleviating the need for external connections that limit the phones usability.”
We have been given no indication as to when this device will be available or how much the charging mat will cost but we look forward to more technology like this and a world free of messy cables and tangled chargers.
Source: Fulton Technologies