Apple’s AirPower charging mat may is a great innovation, that does not imply you are out of luck for you a multi-gadget charger from a giant-title model. Entries at each the FCC and the Wireless Power Consortium have revealed that AT&T is engaged on the Power Drum, a conveyable wi-fi charger and battery financial institution meant to prime up each an Apple Watch and a recent iPhone (or actually, any Qi-appropriate smartphone). Whereas the idea is not utterly novel, it’s compact — the most critical concern is the 3,000mAh battery, which may deal with an in a single day stay however not much more.
The hardware will supply speedier 10W wireless charging for phones that may deal with it (formally, Samsung units), though it will probably dial again to the 7.5W that iPhones assist. There is no point out of when the Energy Drum would ship. However, AT&T’s documentation has the accent promoting for $100. The service is betting that the two-in-one position and title recognition will justify the value to individuals who’d both have to seek out an alternate on-line or purchase two devices.