In today’s digital age, staying connected is essential. Whether for work or play, we rely heavily on our smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to keep us in the loop. However, with the convenience of these devices comes the need to keep them charged, especially when on the move.
But as recent warnings from the FBI have shown, public charging stations can be a security risk, leaving our devices vulnerable to malware and hackers.
Fortunately, there is a safe alternative to public USB charging: Wireless charging. Wireless charging allows you to place your device on a charger without the need for a physical connection. Unlike charging with a cable, there is also no digital connection between the device and internal application processors, memory and registers, eliminating the risk of malware and other cyber threats while providing a more convenient and hassle-free charging experience. Take a look at the Wireless Power Consortium’s take on this here.
Wireless charging technology has come a long way in recent years and is now widely available for many devices, including smartphones, smartwatches and headphones. Many new cars now come with wireless charging as a standard option, so you can charge your device as you drive to your destination.
As well as the safety benefits, wireless charging has a number of other advantages. It can help reduce clutter as you don’t have to worry about cords and cables, and it’s more convenient to just place your device on a charger rather than fiddling with unnecessary cables. Wireless charging can also help to prolong the life of your device’s battery, as it has been proven that charging your device less and more often has a positive effect on its battery life.
In summary, with the rise of ‚juice jacking‘ and other cyber threats recently highlighted by the FBI, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant when charging your device in public. Wireless charging offers a safer, more convenient and more robust alternative to traditional USB charging. A big part of Aircharge’s mission is to support this movement by providing safe public charging solutions. So next time you need to top up your battery on the go, look out for our wireless charging spots, which can be found on the Aircharge app.