An increasing number of devices are shedding their cords, becoming more portable and more convenient to use, like the should-be-here-any-minute-now Apple AirPods and other hearables and headphones. But the act of charging, for the most part, still has people reaching for a wire to plug into their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device that is otherwise wireless. Wireless charging has been around for quite a few years, but is still mostly a novelty. It is not supported by all new devices, and the availability of public charging surfaces is limited to a handful of locations, like a few select coffee shops.
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