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Death Of The Cell Phone Charger

By: Justin Good - Published: • References: money.cnn
Wouldn't it be great to no longer have to constantly recharge your cell phone, mp3 player and maybe even your laptop? One startup company, Powercast, might make that dream a reality.
How would this work? Simply, “a transmitter plugs into a wall, and a dime-size receiver can be embedded into any low-voltage device. The receiver turns radio waves into DC electricity, recharging the device's batter at a distance of up to 3 feet. The best part is that the technology is “cheap enough for just about any company to incorporate into a product.”

The first company to sign a deal with Powercast is Philips. You should start seeing products using this technology later this year. Other products, such as “wireless keyboard and mouse,” will follow in 2008.