Thursday, June 14, 2012
Army Plan: Wirelessly Recharge Gadgets from 50 Feet Away
via dangerroom:

Leaving home while carrying a phone, an iPad and a laptop might also mean lugging along several tangled power cords. Now add radios and GPS devices. Now strap them to your person and wrap the cords around your body beneath your 30-pound armored vest. Oh, and you’re on patrol in Afghanistan, which means there’s no place to plug in when your phone’s batteries start to die. This explains why the Pentagon is keen on eliminating those cables with wireless chargers, and now wants to boost the range to more than 50 feet. […]

[read more] [Army News] [image credit: army.mil]

Army Plan: Wirelessly Recharge Gadgets from 50 Feet Away

via dangerroom:

Leaving home while carrying a phone, an iPad and a laptop might also mean lugging along several tangled power cords. Now add radios and GPS devices. Now strap them to your person and wrap the cords around your body beneath your 30-pound armored vest. Oh, and you’re on patrol in Afghanistan, which means there’s no place to plug in when your phone’s batteries start to die. This explains why the Pentagon is keen on eliminating those cables with wireless chargers, and now wants to boost the range to more than 50 feet. […]

[read more] [Army News] [image credit: army.mil]

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    Army plan: wirelessly charge gadgets from 50 feet away.
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    If this is made to work, it could be really cool. I am picturing that in the future, every time you walk into your room...
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    US Army to Focus on Wireless Charging for Wired Troops (via dangerroom, ht futurescope)
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