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Sony Engineers Faster Wireless Charging Tech

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Top message:  Think Twice Before Rapid Charging. by Slammer   Oct 18, 2013, 9:31 AM

Replying to:  Re: Think Twice Before Rapid Charging. by Tofuchong   Oct 18, 2013, 12:58 PM

Re: Think Twice Before Rapid Charging.

by Slammer    Oct 18, 2013, 5:10 PM   edited Oct 18, 2013, 5:30 PM

There are other things other than cars that removable batteries placate consumer advocacy.

Imagine the out cry if someone purchases a high end receiver such as onkyo or marantz and the remotes come with sealed batteries never to be replaced or what about expensive TVs-Does the customer have to pay 200 dollars for a new remote or go to dollar general and purchase a pack of triple A batteries?

Eric is a Musician as myself. Imagine having a high end Sennheiser wireless guitar system and the battery is sealed-Does the musician(who is already working for peanuts) carry spare batteries, or does he have to purchase a new transmitter for an already expensive rig?

Cars are a great example of how the days of backyard mechanics are done. Now throw in the fact that a customer would have to bring their car in and be charged 100 dollar labor charge on top of possible 120 dollar battery.

Why are phones or tablets different? They aren't. It's just the industry trying to squeeze as much out of the consumer as possible.

I will promote right now that tech sites like this one should be using their media clout to be badgering the manufacturers to start listening to the thousands of readers and consumers already complaining of this trend. They shouldn't be listening to lame excuses on why sealed batteries are an advantage to consumers or design. Engineers all over the web have already given their expertise on why sealing 40 year old technology into modern day powerhouse devices such as tablets and phones, is a bad idea.

John B.

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