Cellphones powerup with solar energy on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in New York.  The city has teamed up with AT&T to install 25 solar powered charging stations for public use, available for free in parks and beaches across the five boroughs over the summer.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Charge Your Phone Through Table, Books, Clothes

Ever wondered what it would be like to set your phone on your desk, and it would automatically start charging? With the Rezence Baseline System Specification, you might be able to do just that.

The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) developed the Rezence technology with the hope of ushering in a new era of electronic charging. This is how it works: Rezence uses magnetic resonance to connect to metal objects and charge electronic devices.

According to Rezence’s website, “Charging surfaces powered by Rezence will operate in the presence of metallic objects such as keys, coins, and utensils, making it an ideal choice for automotive, retail, and kitchen applications.”

So what does this have to do with the baseline system specification? The RBSS is a set of guidelines for manufacturers to start making products compatible with Rezence hardware — like desks, chairs and mugs. If a desk and phone are both compatible with Rezence, you can set your phone on the desk and let it drink up some juice. In fact, Rezence is so good it transmits through objects like books, clothes and paper. You can stack books on you desk and slap your phone on top, and it won’t miss a sip.

The RBSS just got released, so hopefully we’ll be seeing some chargeable desks soon.

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