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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wireless Chargers Coming to Cars - Will Cut the Clutter

We are having so much fun being mesmerized by our new granddaughter! I get to babysit this afternoon while our son-in-law defends his doctoral dissertation in astro-physics. Lots happening in our lives!! On to our blog for today:

Tired of all the tangled cords in your car needed to charge your phone and other devices? Chrysler has the cord-free answer! Other car companies are sure to follow. Here's the scoop from Driver's Seat's Jonathan Welsh:

"Chrysler said it will offer a system on the coming Dodge Dart compact car for charging certain personal electronics without using a charge cord. The wireless charging option promises to cut the clutter and tangled wires that often result when drivers use dashboard power outlets to charge their devices. 

The car maker said the new feature will allow iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players and Droid devices to charge without being plugged in. Instead, the driver places the phone in the “power bin” in the center console. Inside the bin is a charging grid you activate by placing the phone on it. A special case designed to fit a number of phones is necessary for the system to work. 

Wireless charging will be available first on the 2013 Dodge Dart, which is scheduled to arrive in showrooms in the second quarter of this year. The system comes from Chrysler’s Mopar parts division and costs $199.99 plus installation.

Even if you don’t plan to buy a Dart or any other Chrysler product, the introduction of the new charging system means it will soon be available across the industry. Some companies are also working on similar grid systems which, embedded in the garage floor, would allow drivers to charge their electric cars without a plug."

More on decluttering cars:

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Spring Cleaning the Car

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