Good Morning Ted and Jody:
30 years ago, we lived at the dawn of the wireless age. The message then was a bit confusing for we were to have one wire coming into our homes carrying electricity, television and telephone on it. We haven’t quite reached that point yet, but we do have two of the three on one wire and electricity with a wire all to itself. However, from what I have read of late the electric companies are well into the research to make electricity move through he ethers without wires like television and radio can already do without, importantly, causing cancer. That we have repackaged television and radio along with internet and HBO into a wire or fiber optics cable is progress.
As for the wireless part, I have a smart phone that is wireless. We have “Alexa” that is wireless to keep our shopping list; we have remote controls for everything and they are all wireless. My hearing aids communicate wirelessly with each other and my phone through a wireless doohickey that I hang on my neck. I listen to the television wirelessly through my hearing aids and the doohickey. My tablets and e-readers communicate with someone someplace wirelessly to put the book on the screen. I start my car with a remote wirelessly, and no longer insert a key in an ignition to make the car work. I just have to have a wireless device in my pocket (or purse I will need to carry all my wireless gadgets) to make the car work. My camera downloads photos to my computer, tablet and smart phone wirelessly. The printer for my computer and tablets is wireless. Everything is wireless.
The thing is, all of these wireless devices need charging for the batteries although lithium are still enough old school to require charging. But other than all the charging stations, I live wirelessly.
Yesterday, I bought my fourth wireless drill for a small project. I lost the chargers for the three other drills. Replacing any one of the chargers costs twice as much as a new wireless drill. Given what happened to the Note 7, I did get a wireless drill with a NiCad battery. I think I see a problem or two here in this wireless revolution. Just to be on the safe side, I also bought a drill with a cord and another more retro model with a crank.
Warmest regards, Ed