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Wireless charging goes standard

The Verge’s Thuy Ong:

The world is another step closer to a single unified wireless charging standard, with news that Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), developers of Qi wireless charging. Powermat is best known for developing the PMA/Airfuel standard — the only major outstanding rival to the dominant Qi brand.

As the article suggests, Apple throwing its weight behind Qi pretty much put the nail in the coffin for PMA/Airfuel, but this is a serious plus for the adoption of wireless charging technology. At least until “real” wireless charging comes along.