Well you can now ask to borrow power from a fellow to charge your device, thanks to the new device-to-device charging innovation eCoupled Technology. The Wireless charging technology has now been around for a while, but eCoupled takes it to a whole new level - just place the two devices back to back and you can use power from one device to top-up charge on another. If this is not good enough there are more automation uses like automatic switching-on the TV when the remote is lifted from the Surface. Do see the video posted below.
- A set top box and TV that automatically turns on or off when the remote is removed or placed on the box, where it charges a super capacitor with no batteries when not in use.
- Wireless kitchen appliances that use direct power, rather than charging like mobile phones.
- Tablets and laptops with medium power requirements that charge without wires on an eCoupled-enabled conference table.
- Home furniture such as side and coffee tables that charge any of the 10+ million Qi devices in market today.
- The new Nokia Lumia phone that charges without wires while it’s inside a handbag, demonstrating wireless charging over a distance.
- Examples of packaging that combines printed electronics with wireless power to attract consumers with flashing lights and sound.
- A collection of the latest Qi mobile phones on the market embedded with wireless power including the Google Nexus 4, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920 and 820.