Sony Xperia Z2 to finally end charging with plugs?
Sony's Xperia Z2 is set to launch and soon, users will be able to charge it wirelessly. Wireless charging has been promised for a while, but gadget manufacturers have been reluctant to get on with it and save us all from the hell of tangled plugs and fraying wires.
According to reports, Sony will be releasing official accessories so you won't need a plug for your Z2. You'll be able to get an official Wireless Charging Cover and Wireless Charging Plate for £70 and £55 respectively.
Of course, there are others. The Nokia Lumia has a charging plate too (which is considerably cheaper than Sony's offerings). However, the more companies get on this, the cheaper it'll all be for everyone. A bit of competition always drives prices down. That said, Sony are well versed in making non-universal adapters for products, so they'll inevitably work out a way of charging more than everyone else. Worth keeping in mind if you're looking for new tech. It'll be £125 extra on top of what you pay for your Z2.
The charging plate should be available from April, but it has been suggested that the cover won’t be out until June, which seems slightly daft.
If everyone else can hurry up and create a reliable, wireless charging system for gadgets, that'd be great.