What’s the newest feature for smartphones in 2014?

Answer: wireless power

by Colin Wood / January 16, 2014
Using the HexaBus radio, a table lamp can be turned on via smartphone. Fraunhofer

A wireless power consortium, called Qi, has been joined by more than 200 mobile device makers since inception in 2008. The consortium is looking to bring a new wireless charging standard to 60 different phone models this year. Devices that use mats to charge wirelessly at close proximity already exist, but it appears mobile device makers are starting to take the technology more seriously.