If you’re a fan of Case-mate (if you’re reading this post than I think it’s safe to say you are) then you’ve heard about our new wireless charging solution for iphone called the Hug®. Case-mate has partnered with Fulton Innovations to bring Universal Wireless Charging Technology to the loyal Case-mate masses.
How does it work you may ask? Inductive charging transfers power through a magnetic field from a power base to your handset device, nerd alert! The technology is really cool. Fulton Innovations is partnering with other industry leaders to incorporate the technology into more and more of your daily devices. Imagine never having to plug in your laptop because the coffee table charges it for you? Yea, awesome. So I know what you’re thinking, Dave you good looking, funny, charming delight of a person, how could this technology save the world?
Well, I started thinking about how cool this technology is and what could be done on a large level and a wireless light bulb went off in my head, electric cars! One of the big drawbacks to the electric car is the recharging complications. I symbolically married the peanut butter (inductive charging) and jelly (electric car in this case) and have figured that inductive charging and electric cars could team up to save the world!
So here we go, you have an electric car and you incorporate the inductive charging into your garage floor and bam, by simply parking in your garage you’ve plugged in your electric car for the night. Now on a bigger scale when you stop at a red light you’re usually held up for 2-4 minutes. If you multiply that 2-4 minutes by four red lights then that’s roughly 15 minutes of charging you could grab on the go. Are you picking up what I’m putting down so far?
Now on an even larger scale we could put this technology into parking lots and even the office where your car probably spends most of its time. Now your car is spending more time on the charger than it is using its power reserve. Imagine arriving to work in the morning with your car on empty (which wouldn’t happen if you had it charging in your garage overnight) and leaving work at night with a full “tank” and all you did was park? What a country, right? I know there are a few details I’m glossing over but hopefully you see what I’m electronically driving at.
At this point you can do the math on the trickle down effect of this master plan. Petroleum demand dwindles down drastically. Harmful and toxic emissions dwindles down drastically. The air gets cleaner due to the drop in carbon emissions and the issues and conflicts regarding the dependency on foreign oil dissipate. Most importantly your beloved Case-mate Blog writer gets to say his four favorite words, “I told you so.” So while inductive charging is just beginning its world saving mission with your phone, it might possibly save the world in the future!