Sony’s new wireless charging technology could be a test of your friend’s loyalty as it’ll demand your friend to share the precious mobile battery with you.
The Japanese company has filed a patent christened, ‘Configuration of Data and Power Transfer in Near Field Communications’ which shows a system of devices which can transfer power among each other using NFC technology.
Interestingly, this technology could help you get rid of the need to carry power banks. In case, your friend ditches you; you still have nothing to worry. You can also charge your device with a laptop, provided both of them have been fixed with the said wireless technology. Any device with an NFC chip might be able to search for other devices with the similar technology and connect with them to charge the device or data transfer.
This means you can apply the technology to things like fridges, microwaves, TVs, computers etc.
The patent focuses on searching nearby antennas that could help power your devices, the same way a device finds available Wi-Fi hotspots. The patent documents read “The distances over which the wireless communication can be achieved is typically consistent with distances used for wireless electrical power transfer through the power transfer antenna.”
Many companies have tried to ease the pain of charging electronic devices. For example, Apple is reportedly working with Energous, a wireless charging company, building technology that can charge wirelessly from a distance.
But remember, it’s just a patent and may not see a light of the day. But if it does, you can charge your phone anytime, anywhere.