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Metaboards plans wireless power step-change amid slow-moving industry

Most devices inherently have two cables – power, and data. In the past decade, most consumer electronics have been able to bypass the need for a data cable using WiFi or Bluetooth, and while batteries have removed the need to be constantly plugged into an outlet, devices still need those power cables at some point in their lives. This is why wireless charging has garnered such interest from developers, but there have been limitations in the current technologies. The Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi is the market leader, used by all the major smartphone makers and finding its way into other devices too. Apple joining the WPC sealed the deal, but Qi is far from perfect. It requires that the device…

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