Lenovo announced a new product called the Go Wireless Charging Kit, which lets you retrofit wireless charging functionality to a wide variety of laptops. It makes use of Power by Contact technology from Energy Square, rather than the more common Qi standard.
The Wireless Charging kit consists of a 3.2mm-thick brushed metal charging mat that you plug into the wall and leave at your desk, as well as a long wireless charging receiver that attaches to the base of your laptop and connects over USB-C. Lenovo says it should charge most 13-inch to 14-inch non-touch notebooks of up to 65W” with an efficiency of 93%, and it’ll work with both Windows and macOS devices.
Lenovo will release the Go Wireless Charging Kit in October for $139.99. It’s part of a new range of Go-branded mobile accessories including a Qi-equipped power bank, wireless mice, headphones, and keyboards. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, the company’s first flagship laptop with a folding display, was launched in India on Tuesday. The ThinkPad X1 Fold features a multilink torque hinge that enables the folding design. The company also provided a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard that nests inside the fold and wireless charges when it sits on top of the screen. The ThinkPad X1 Fold also doubles as a tablet when unfolded.