(I continue to search for the best way to keep six years of Google Juice while migrating my old posts here. If you have a solution, please email me.)
Here’s my pet prediction: two years to wireless charging.
Everybody knows that every airport suffers from an obscene lack of electrical outlets. If you’re lucky, there is one with a sightline to your gate. On a pole. Ten feet from the nearest chair. With half a dozen people in a glaring deathmatch over it.
Just like how internet connections used to be wired â€“ when fancy homes boasted of their high-tech wiring bringing The Internet! to every room! – that’s the way charging is now. Tethered.
But when mobile electronics are past useful and are dead-on irreplaceable, phones (incidentally, does anyone say “mobile” or “cell” before “phone” anymore? I just realized I don’t. It’s just “my phone.”) and Blackberries and laptops and headsets and iPods can’t rely on corded chargers the way they used to. It’s simple math. Too many shiny toys and too few outlets in the world.
My current solution is my Callpod . I’ve talked about it before. I should get a commission, I’ve sold enough raving about them. But it’s seriously that good. One plug gives me six chargers specific to each device, and I’ve used it with adapters and converters all over the world. It’s a little round miracle. But it’s great because the environment doesn’t handle what we need it to anymore. And that can’t last.
Why aren’t there WildCharge strips on every flat surface in every airport – or at least in the snooty club lounges? Why isn’t some company funding wireless energy to be the one that lets you recharge anywhere?
There has to be a way to do it that doesn’t cause some sort of internal body-part frying or mutating. And I just know there’s got to be someone who’s about to figure it out. If you’re that person, call me.