The people who brought us the bunny who keeps going are going right ahead with the new Qi standard for inductive chargers.
In case you’ve fallen behind news of this minor revolution in battery charging, inductive technology spares your smartphone intrusive cables and wires by juicing it up using a specific frequency.
The much hyped Qi standard seeks to harmonize all inductive chargers so that a BlackBerry can chill right next to a Galaxy S and an iPhone while they charge on a rectangular inductive plate. At least this is the kind of universality Energizer and the Wireless Power Consortium want to achieve in the coming years.
What Energizer have got in store for us this October is a sleek charging station that can power two devices at the same time. Since Qi technology is still unavailable inside your favorite gadgets, the new charger works best when you plop down additional dough on a Qi sleeve for the iPhone 3GS and a replacement battery for the Blackberry Curve 8900. These accessories are necessary for smooth wireless charging irrespective of manufacturer.
Here are the all-important prices: Qi ready Inductive Charger is a mere $89 while the extra stuff for the iPhone and Blackberry adds $34.