Remember our blog post from April stating that “the future of wireless charging is here”? Well, it looks like our predictions are coming to life.
Fashion industry is stepping up
It’s quite a surprise that the fashion industry is stepping up to the challenge and embracing wireless charging faster than others. Yes, we are only starting to see such products launch to the market. Yes, they are still quite expensive. But this is how technology unfolds and becomes part of our lives.
Wireless Charging backpack
One of the great ideas to launch at CES last month is Targus’s Mobile VIP+ backpack, which has a built-in battery and a wireless charging cradle in one of its side pockets. I must admit this is a perfect use case for wireless charging. Especially if you’re a road warrior, frequently on business trips and don’t sit too much at your office desk. With this backpack you can charge your mobile phone when you’re on the go, one thing less to worry about during your day.
The IoT trend and buzz have been around for a while, therefore it was only a matter of time until we started to see more of our belongings connect to the cloud. Following the trend of wrist fitness devices, sneakers are a natural next step. Just in the past month we have seen two announcements of connected sneakers: Nike’s Adapt BB and Puma’s Fi. These sneakers are truly high-tech and have been under development for several years. Both sneakers are connected via Bluetooth to a mobile phone app and have many cool capabilities. Both shoes also have a battery based under their sole and can be wirelessly charged using a dedicated wireless charging transmitter that comes in the box.
Nike’s sneakers are available for preorder today, and they will officially go on sale on February 17th at Nike stores and through the SNKRS app for $350. Puma’s sneaker will go to market in spring 2020 and retail for $330.
Stay tuned to read more about wireless charging, where it’s going, and more use cases that might surprise you!
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