Top 7 Tech Predictions for 2013
The Wireless Charging Pad Is The Next Must-Have Accessory
There's something refreshing about being able to just walk into a room and drop your phone down on a table to have it start charging. Forget about having to unravel cables or mess with microUSB ports; 2013 will be the year that wireless charging finally breaks through. It doesn't matter that there's a standards war brewing between Qi (the Wireless Power Consortium) and the Samsung-backed Alliance for Wireless Power. A wireless charging pad will soon become the must-have accessory, eventually bumping Bluetooth speakers. In fact, JBL's PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker is already one step ahead of the competition, combining wireless charging and Bluetooth into a single device. I’ll be shocked if the Galaxy S4 doesn’t have an optional charging pad.