Intel Sees the Furniture of the Future as Giant Device Chargers

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 4, 2015
References: liliputing & telegraph
As a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, Intel's Future Showcase imagines how innovations in processing power could drive change in wearables, safety and the furniture of the future. In the case of furniture, this year Intel is putting a focus on wireless charging, hoping to bring this technology to cars, restaurants and hotels.

As part of the Alliance for Wireless Power, Intel is one member that's dedicated to bringing Rezence-based products to market—in comparison to many other wireless charging technologies, a single Rezence device can be used to charge multiple devices at once, without a charging pad, which makes it one of the most convenient and efficient.

Now that IKEA has launched a line of charging furniture, the next iteration of this technology seems like it will introduce more powerful charging pads for phones, computers and other heavy-duty electronics inside and outside of the home.