Charging phones and tablets without plugging them in has been option for several years and is finally gaining some consumer awareness. Some may be disappointed, however, in the charging rate, which can often be slower than a wired recharge. That's about to change.
This is excellent news and will only help boost the appeal of wireless charging methods.
Before the new standard, consumers had to choose between the convenience of placing their device on a charging pad or plugging in a phone or tablet that might have Quick Charge technology of some kind, providing several hours of extra use in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
Add in the simplicity of wireless charging though and its a double win. You don't have to fiddle with cords or worry if you have the proper cable with you. Simply place the device on a charging pad.
The WPC hasn't said when devices that meet the updated Qi standard will be available, so it may take some time before they come to market. I can't wait: Wireless plus fast equals more mobility for phones and tablets.