THE SIZZLE OF INDUCTION
Induction transfer charging is a type of technology that allows an electronic device’s battery to be recharged without the need for cables. The device in question (smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, etc.) simply needs to be equipped with a Qi wireless receiver. All the user needs to do is to place the device on top of a wireless charger and it will be automatically powered up via magnetic induction. Numerous mobile devices now come fitted with an induction receiver, but if that's not the case a Qi receiver can often be added. The Nintendo New 3DS, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple Watch have all recently adopted this kind of technology. As its popularity grows, induction transfer charging has also captured the imagination of brands such as IKEA, with the firm now retailing mass-market furniture equipped with built-in wireless chargers.