Dell New 2-in-1 Convertible Offers Wireless Charging through Its Keyboard

January 9, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Wireless charging has been more worked on smartphone devices, but it still pops up once in a while for laptop devices. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Dell, and it’s nurturing the technology through its newly introduced 2-in-1 convertible.

Introduced at CES 2017, the Dell 7285 is a 2-in-1 business laptop that acts as a powerful tablet in its purest form. The laptop arrives with a batch of three detachable keyboards, which is not an unusual thing. However, Dell makes it stand apart from the rest with a unique addition to one among those; wireless charging.

Of the three detachable keyboards being made available for the 2-in-1 convertible from Dell, one comes with the capability of integrating with Dell’s wireless charging pad. It’s a good decision that Dell has made its ‘charging dock’ sleeker by designing in the form of a mat. The charging dock is also AirFuel certified.


Placing the keyboard-attached laptop over the charging mat will transfer the power wirelessly through the keyboard, and directly to the hardware that’s arrayed inside the tablet. There is no in-built battery packed on the keyboard, which means that the keyboard won’t be able to offer any additional juice to the convertible.

It’s not a complete solution however from Dell to wirelessly charge the device. Users will still have to rely upon wires if to charge the device in its tablet form. Yet, wireless charging is always a welcome addition, and there is also a hefty share of users who prefer having the keyboard attached always. Besides, it’s an enterprise-focused device. So Dell’s wireless charging technology could turn to be fruitful for many.

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