Think of a future without batteries…no need to charge phones or mp3 players, or even electric cars. And forget about replacing lost phone chargers or having enough extension cords for your desktop or entertainment system. Intel showcased a working model their fascinating new technology yesterday: wireless power.

Demonstrating that a 60 watt light bulb could be lit across a room by transmitting electricity via magnetic fields, Intel says the technology is still in an early stage of development, but is the safest, most commercially viable wireless power solution to date. And while we’ve heard rumors of wireless power technologies like Murata’s “Quick Charging System” and Powercasts “Contact-less Power” we’re wondering if Intel will really push their technology to market.

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