Charging Fatigue

By on 11/7/2017

Anyone else get tired of charging stuff?

I do!

These days, I have to worry about a whole menagerie of things that may or may not work when I pick it up, based on whether I remembered to charge it:

  • Laptop (Mac)
  • Laptop (Windows)
  • 2 HTC Vive Controllers
  • Wireless Keyboard
  • Wireless Touchpad
  • Wireless Mouse
  • Nintendo Switch (at least this one rests in its charging dock)
  • Nintendo Switch Controllers (if I leave them undocked from the main unit)
  • PS4 Controllers
  • Phone
  • iPad
  • AirPods
  • Apple Watch
  • Over-the-ear BT headphones.
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Kindle
  • 3 Separate portable chargers
  • 4 Quadcopter LiPo batteries
  • Quadcopter FPV Googles
  • Quadcopter Radio
  • GoPro
  • 3 Airsoft NiHm batteries

And out of all these, they require different units/cables: Lightning Cables, older iPad cable, Micro-USB, Mini-USB, Batteries (rechargable or not), LiPo charger, NiMh charger, Mac power adapter, Dell power adapter, Nintendo switch charging dock and power adapter for when mobile.

It's exhausting! I'm really wondering/hoping that wireless Qi charging will become prominent. It won't be as painful if we can just passively charge these things when they're not in use. I just know that carrying around a mass of cables and chargers is not sustainable.

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