The word “wireless” has really become an oxymoron. For example, are cell phones really wireless? Not really, because without a charging cable, cell phones are useless. At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Haier has demonstrated a true wireless HDTV. No wires. No power cable.
Obviously it is a prototype and it is not clear when it will become a product consumers can buy. Haier is leveraging the WiTricity technology invented at MIT. I saw a demonstration of this concept by my college physics professor about 15+ years ago. It is refreshing to see this technology or concept being applied.
The more interesting story is Haier. This is a name-brand that is widely recognized inside China. Many of you might own some kind of appliance made by Haier. I have a AC/dehumidifier made by them. It is a global brand. I’d put Haier at where Samsung was 10 years ago in terms of global name-recognition. The Japanese and later on the Koreans were chastised to death in the Western media for being “copycats.” But companies like Sony and Samsung helped changed that image for these two countries. Haier will be such a company for China.