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Motorola teases wireless lifestyle, depressed cords ahead of CES

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Motorola teases wireless lifestyle, depressed cords ahead of CES
As we enter the weekend before CES, PR departments are going into hype-r-drive mode. This moment's example comes from Motorola, who sent us a video this morning; the video shows a time-lapse day hurrying by (watch the moving sunlight and shadows) with the tag line "Stay unplugged", suggesting either wireless charging or giant leaps in battery life for the the products they will introduce at CES.

Motorola has already made strides towards cordless syncing of files with their upgraded MotoCast with wireless sync found on the Droid RAZR, and they have emphasized the importance of differentiating their Android handsets. Not having to plug in your phone (or at least not have to nearly as often) would be most welcome to current LTE smartphone users, who sometimes find themselves charging their phones twice a day.

The video also features the innocents that will be hurt in the process - a lonely power cord becomes sad and even sheds a tear by the end of the video. You cruel, cruel consumers that would abandon your power cords, after all they've done for you!...

...or maybe it's supposed to be a comic twist. It's certainly worth checking out, and if you think you know exactly what sort of improvements Motorola has in mind let us know in the comments section.



source: Motorola

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posted on 07 Jan 2012, 12:22 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Cordless charging?

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 12:29

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Connect your phone to the wireless charger through Bluetooth and charge it. Once finished, recharge you wireless charger.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 18:18

16. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


technology exists to charge using wifi, no need for a wireless charger (assuming you're near any wifi during the day)

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 18:33

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Doesn't that require a special (more powerful transmission) WiFi router? I doubt whether the present crop of WiFi routers are capable of doing WiFi charging.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 13:46

5. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Wireless charging would be amazing.

By this I don't mean having a bulky case and a mat, but like a WiFi connection sort of thing to charge your phone. That would be a WOWer.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 14:33 5

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"That would be a WOWer."

That would also get Steve to turn over in his grave with envy....

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 12:26 4

2. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


New battery technology to make it last longer without needing a charge?? like maybe two days..... well one can dream.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 13:35

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I bet is some sort of concerting dock that does all your cable plugging needs (well most) so you don't need to use HDMI or USB. And I bet is Google TV related and Android at home related (more on IO). Hope is something cool

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 14:20 8

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm not one to venture speculation on what exactly this means, but I'm very excited to learn what Motorola has up its sleeve. In fact, I'm excited for CES overall this year. I think we're going to see a LOT of innovation coming up.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:08 4

8. Carlitos (Posts: 309; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


How did you get a thumbs down????

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:33 4

9. ibap (Posts: 690; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


From someone who was all thumbs.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:43 2

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Sniggly makes a LOT of enemies being sensible and what-not! It's not a very endearing trait for some.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 16:17 2

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Some people don't like me, but it also could have been a mistake. I know that sometimes I've accidentally hit the thumb down button when I meant to hit thumbs up.

Not that I'm narcissistic enough to think it's more likely that people were so hasty to throw adulation on me that they screwed up at it. :P

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 16:25 2

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The 'cool' thing to do if a thumbsdown was inadvertently clicked would be to post a reply saying the thumbsdown was a mistake. I had that happen to me recently and I thought it was a real upstanding thing to do. Unfortunately, there are some PA members who are haters and they go around and thumbsdown every post made by the object of their hate.

The haters could do everyone a favor and take their bile elsewhere.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 16:40 2

14. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Agreed about the haters. On both sides, really. Although I must say, since certain people have been gone things have been pretty peaceful around here.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 18:11 2

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Although I must say, since certain people have been gone things have been pretty peaceful around here."

True that. I don't mind having a debate based on facts, but when hate gets injected, it is everyones loss.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 15:47 1

11. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Are we finally about to see Witricity get launched or what? It makes sense, but who knows.

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