Charge Up Your Cellphone Through The Air?

Business 2.0 Magazine is reporting an interesting development that might just get rid of that charger on your desk. Powercast, along with a number of companies inlcuding Philips are working on a method of allows you to charge a device with electrical current broadcast through the air.

According to the article, the way it works is that you plug a transmitter that broadcasts radio waves into a wall socket, and a dime-sized receive on your device takes that radio signal and converts it into DC electricity. Apparently it works at a distance of up to 3 feet.