Microsoft may have a new wireless charger in the works

The Surface Pen may be totally wireless this generation. (Source: Engadget)
The Surface Pen may be totally wireless this generation. (Source: Engadget)
A new registration of Microsoft's with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hints at a new accessory that could be launched tomorrow in conjunction with the Surface 7 line. It is a wireless charger with a 300 milliwatt capacity. This is also more evidence that the next Surface Pen may go with the same device.
Deirdre O Donnell,

A new Microsoft wireless charger has reportedly passed through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testing. This has led to speculation that it may launch alongside the new devices to be introduced at the Surface event tomorrow (October 2, 2019). This would be the first time that such an accessory would be sold under the same brand.

On the other hand, there is no mention of the term "Surface" in this new regulatory documentation. It describes a 5V/2A output, which may translate to a charging rate of 10 watts. This could be considered a rather indifferent specification in this day and age, and may accordingly be intended for compatibility with further Microsoft add-ons, most likely the Surface Pen.

This proprietary stylus is thought to gain wireless charging with its imminent next generation. Then again, it is also possible that the projected Surface 7 Pro and tablet will be capable of Pen-charging themselves. Should this be the case, it will keep them in line with potential competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and iPad Pro 2018.

Microsoft's new FCC documentation. (Source: MySmartPrice)
Microsoft's new FCC documentation. (Source: MySmartPrice)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10- 1 (Update: 2019-10- 1)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.