Desks may soon recharge the phone

Herman Miller licenses magnetic technology for furniture

If there's one thing everyone agrees on, it's that we all need a better way to charge the multiplying electronic devices that run our lives. One of the more anticipated technologies in this department, for example, has been the "WildCharger" wireless recharging pad. Herman Miller, the office furnishing designer extraordinaire that gave us the "Aeron" chair, has apparently a concept similar to the WildCharger's and plans to use it in future desks.

The company has licensed a system called "eCoupled," which uses a magnetic field that can theoretically charge cell phones, music players, PDAs and other commonly used electronics, according to Reuters. Unlike the overpriced Aeron, which became something of an emblem of dot-com excess in the 1990s, products with this technology may actually be worth the money.

Featured Video
6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

The problem with hoarding photos on your phone

Do you have hundreds (or thousands) of photos on your phone? This one's for you.

by Sharon Profis