Wireless charging is a now massive part of the mobile ecosystem and it now the folks behind Near Field Communications (NFC) technology are looking to get in on the act.
The NFC Forum has announced wireless charging – albeit exceptionally low-powered wireless charging – is coming to a future version of the standard.
Currently NFC chips within mobile devices and readers are designed to send and receive information, such as contactless payments, between devices. However, it turns out those NFC chips could be used to replenish other devices, such as your true wireless earbuds case. The standard will only offer 1W charging (for reference, the lowest-powered iPhone charger is 5W).
So, while the NFC-powered tech probably won’t be useful enough to replenish a smartphone, it might be handy…