PS5 controller wireless charger: Sony patent hints at wireless charging pad for PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers

Wondering if the PS5 controller will have a wireless charging feature? So are we, and it sounds like we could be in luck!

Wireless charging is one of those things that feels like some kind of far off futuristic tech. The idea that we can send electricity through the air is hard to grasp, but it's true.

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It's also something that isn't particularly popular, or at least isn't very visible, and this is probably largely due to the cost of it.

Oftentimes tech gets cheaper when mass-produced, which means all it takes sometimes, is for a big name to use the tech in something that a lot of people will use.

Well, it looks like Sony might be doing just that with the PS5 controller wireless charging. Read on to learn all.

Is PS5 controller wireless charging going to happen?

According to a patent found by @NextGenPlayers, it certainly could be a possibility. While patents aren't guarantees, they can be indicative of a company's intentions with their new products.

The patent reads, "A wireless charging adapter that can snap onto a computer game controller can be inductively coupled to a charging base to wirelessly recharge a battery in the controller. The adapter also can include keys that mirror keys on the controller so that a gamer can remove the adapter with controller from the charging base, keep the adapter on the controller, and use both the controller keys and adapter keys to control a computer game."

If this is something they'll implement, then it could spell the end of wires that never last as long as you'd like them to.

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Is wireless charging better than wired charging?

As it stands, wireless charging is often slower than wired charging, which could be an issue depending on the efficiency of the DualSense controller.

It's not likely to be the only charging method though, so that shouldn't be an issue. The real question is whether or not Sony has a way to improve the speed of the process.

Wireless charging works by transferring energy from a career to a receiver using an electromagnetic field. It's impressive and causes no more danger than radio waves, which are literally everywhere so don't worry about it.

Also, while we're on the subject of signals and whatnot, 5G isn't killing anybody you plonkers.

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