In a broader sense, the applications are pretty far reaching . . . hotels could have little pads so people wouldn't have to worry about bringing their cell phone and other device chargers, coffee shops could have pads on workspaces instead of having people searching for outlets, conference rooms at work, etc. For the home, I'm in the habit of throwing all my stuff on one table, so they could just charge, rather than my having to remember to plug them in.
Oh, to be able to work without wires . . .