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Wireless charging is finally going to be quick as well as convenient

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Wireless charging has always felt pretty futuristic, but now it's about to get fast too. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced a forthcoming update to the Qi standard that will allow it to deliver up to 15 watts of power to smartphones without using cables. "Several manufacturers already offer wired fast charging for their devices, providing as much as 60 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. The latest Qi specification empowers them to extend this speed to wireless charging as well," said the WPC in a press release. There's no word on when compatible devices will hit the market, but the Qi standard is currently supported by the likes of Samsung and LG: keep an eye on these manufacturers for your future fast charging needs. Oh, and Ikea too.