May 15, 2013

Wireless Charging Will Get Decided by a Coffee Cup


Over at the The Verge there's talk of yet another competing standard being decided by yes - a coffee cup. Back in the day there was both RF and Wi-Fi on laptops - competing standards of wireless networking ultimately decided when Starbucks rolled out Wi-Fi nationwide to 2000+ coffee shops. Now there's another standard at war - wireless charging. We've seen this new wireless charging already being tested in Boston Starbucks, and we know if they roll it out nationwide yet again the PMA (Power Matters Alliance) will probably win over the other wireless charging formats. Right now you can use the Powermat at some Starbucks and it's presence alone made us curious about wireless charging for the first time. 

Who do you think will win? We'd put our money on whoever Starbucks backs, and right now that looks like the Powermat.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 15, 2013 5:21 AM

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