BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Do you want to use your laptop everywhere and are you tired of having to move the cable too? Are you tired of it getting tangled and inconvenient around your house? Dell might have found the solution for you. They are trying to get rid of the charging cord and replace it with a more innovative way of charging via wireless.
The device that brings all these changes is Latitude 7258 2-in-1, a hybrid laptop. One of its many features includes an optional wireless-charging keyboard base which can recharge the device using a wireless charging pad (Airfuel Alliance certified).
Neil Hand, the Vice President of product strategy and innovation at Dell said that they felt obliged to constantly find innovative and revolutionary ways to increase productivity and optimize the means for achieving it. IT developers think that the future means no wires, including a way to charge your devices via wireless.
The revolutionary wireless charging technology belongs to WiTricity and it makes possible for magnetic resonance to be integrated in the iconic computing products. It uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between the two devices through electromagnetic induction.
The CEO at WiTricity, Alex Gruzen, praises Dell’s initiative and ambition to always be first on the market with innovative new technology. This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity can make wireless charging system a reality at the workplace. Imagine such a working environment. This will not only increase productivity and effectiveness, but it will also provide a better wireless ecosystem that is resonance-powered, not only for the laptops, but for a broader range of devices.
Latitude 7258 comes with other device features, the wireless charging keyboard being one out of three keyboard options. The other two are a slim travel keyboard and a productivity keyboard. The productivity keyboard features four hours of battery life that add up to the six hours that are already provided by the laptop itself and it also features keys with a more desktop-like feel.
Although this technology strikes as innovative, the question is which of the two charging techniques is more convenient. Will replacing the charging cord with a charging pad be regarded as an efficient change or is it in fact the same thing? We are about to see soon enough, since in late May Dell will be announcing the price ranges and launch all the products on market.
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