OUR WIRELESS FUTURE: All the tech that's available today, and what's coming in the next 10 years
Last month, Apple made a big push towards a wireless future.
By removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Apple invigorated the idea of using wireless headphones to more people than ever before. The company's new completely wireless AirPods should help with that, too.
Getting people to switch from wired headphones to wireless ones might seem a bit insignificant, but imagine one day you're walking down the street and all the headphone wires disappeared. And then, imagine that there were no wires at all: No telephone wires, no nada. On the surface, everything would look pretty much the same. But for everyone who switched to wireless tech, it means no more snags, tangles, and breakages.
Removing wires also creates new possibilities for what technology can achieve. Cords are minor annoyances, but to settle when something better is out there is to idle in the present. If you want any involvement in the future, you're going to have to ditch wires.
Beyond headphones, there are plenty of other wireless gadgets out there to help eliminate the endlessly tangled clutter of wires, and plenty more to come. Here's what wireless tech we expect to see in the next 10 years.