Hong Kong-based Bocoice has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for the Cabless cable, which is suitable for charging micro-USB, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, Lightning devices, as well as laptops with rectangular and circular connectors, and if you roll this cable, then it works like a wireless charger.
Today, more and more electronics manufacturers are opting for unified charging connectors. This idea is actively supported by regulators. For example, the European Commission, which in September proposed making USB-C a single charging standard for smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and video game consoles.
Different connectors for gadgets are not only inconvenient, but also not environmentally friendly. The European Commission estimates that discarded and unused chargers turn into 11,000 tons of e-waste every year. But while many gadgets still support different charging connectors. In laptops, standard chargers are even less common, because their energy requirements are too different.
Bocoice has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for Cabless. It will fit devices that support micro-USB, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, and Lightning connectors, as well as a range of laptops with rectangular and circular connectors.
The Cabless is 2.5 meters long and has a power rating of up to 100 watts. When rolled up, it works as a wireless charger with a power transfer capacity of up to 15 watts. Bocoice plans to start shipping Cabless next year, assuming the project raises enough money. The cable starts at $ 29.
Earlier, we wrote about the fact that researchers from the University of Tokyo turned an entire room into a place for wireless charging of gadgets. The development is based on the technology of multi-mode quasi-static resonance in the cavity (M-QSCR).