Since the late 19th century, electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla has demonstrated that wireless charging is possible. However, it’s a technology that doesn’t have much practical application, until recently. One of the biggest players in the smartphone industry, Apple, has just launched the MagSafe charger, compatible with other devices that use Qi charging.
The immediate benefit of wireless charging is that it’s not prone to wear. As oppose to the conventional chargers, the need for plugging and unplugging the cable is nonexistent—that alone improves the durability of its materials.
Not counting out portability, weight and intuitiveness, wireless chargers just might be the future of electronics. Who knows, one day we might be able to leave our devices on a table, without any cables, and it will be powered up efficiently for our daily use.