Wireless charging systems on display at the Consumer Electronics Show appear ready for market after years of development. When they arrive later this year, special mats and device adapters will use magnetic induction to trickle electricity to cellphones, digital cameras and portable media players.
I described the tech as a bit of magic in an interview this weekend with WTOP.
Even the new Palm Pre smartphone promises to come with an optional wireless charging system. Palm wasn't discussing prices, but other systems would start at about $150 for charging one device and another $30 or $40 each to add others.