A Swiss startup company called Swiss Tactical Technologies is designing handgun lights and lasers which have a couple of unique features. First, they are integrated with the frame. As you can see in the computer mockup image, the dust cover portion of what looks to be a 1911 frame is enlarged to house the light and laser. The second feature is that it will be possible to wirelessly charge the batteries using charging mats/pads.
The advantage of this system is that you won’t need to remove and replace the batteries and won’t run a risk of having a dead battery when you need it most. All you need is to keep it charged – just like you do it with your cell phone.
On their Facebook page, they’ve also released several images of a Picatinny rail mounted light/laser combination device for mounting on rifle handguards. This one will have the same wireless charging technology using an externally attached charging device.
The Swiss Tactical Technologies is in its infancy right now. They are in the computer designing and patenting stage. They are also looking for investors.
I think the idea of wireless charging is really interesting and has good chances of becoming a successful product. Also, it is good to see new technologies like this being used in firearms designs.