Plugging ultrabooks, tablets and smartphones in USB ports and power outlets will become a thing of the past as Intel ventures into wireless charging. Intel wants to cut the cable soon and allow users to wirelessly charge devices through Intel-powered computing devices especially laptops.

The tech and chip giant has joined Alliance for Wireless Power to support the wireless charging standard of the consortium. This competes against the Wireless Power Consortium and Power Matters Alliance's Qi. There will be three wireless charging standards that will compete to see which wireless procedure will dominate over consumer electronics in the coming years.

The A4WP is collaboration between Samsung, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm and similar players whereas the Power Matters Alliance is under Blackberry, AT&T Mobility, HTC, Samsung and LG.

"Intel believes the A4WP specification, particularly the use of near-field magnetic resonance technology, can provide a compelling consumer experience and enable new usage models that make device charging almost automatic," Navin Shenoy, Intel's general manager, said in a statement.

"In joining A4WP, we look forward to working alongside other member companies and contributing to standards that help fuel an ecosystem of innovative solutions capable of simultaneously charging a range of devices, from low-power accessories to smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks." He added.

According to a report by ZDNET, Intel is gearing up to boost their leverage on wireless charging not just on laptops and ultrabooks but the company also wants to transform ultrabooks as charging platforms to charge over devices like smartphones and tablets. This can be advantageous for frequent tech travelers as they can eliminate clutter from countless cables for charging.

Wireless charging can come a long way but companies are still trying to figure out how to execute such idea. It may have been possible through small scale testing but adapting it commercial still needs a lot of work.