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ConvenientPower’s WoW5 Qi wireless charger first to support 5 simultaneous devices

ConvenientPower’s WoW5 Qi wireless charger first to support 5 simultaneous devices

We've seen a variety of Qi wireless chargers for devices over the past months, but at Computex the company known as ConvenientPower is showing off the world's first Qi charger that can charge up to five devices at the same time - the WoW5. Not only that, but the requirement to place the device just right on the charging surface has also been eliminated, making it easier to use.

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Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions and ConvenientPower team for Qi wireless charging in cars

Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions and ConvenientPower team for Qi wireless charging in cars

Having to plug your smartphone or other device in to charge in your car or home isn't difficult. It is inconvenient though to have to mess with chargers. Charging would be much easier to do if all you had to do for charging of your device was place your phone on a table or charge tray. There are some cases and tech available today that will let you charge with no wires. The main standard for this is called Qi and you can get cases for smartphones already that support the open standard.

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Texas Instruments offers industry first Qi certified dev tool and chipset for wireless power

Texas Instruments offers industry first Qi certified dev tool and chipset for wireless power

There is no shortage of cases and charging plates on the market in all sorts of brands that allow the user to charge their smartphone and other gear without having to connect cords. The coolest and most promising of those use Qi power tech, which is a standard that will allow any brand of gadget supporting Qi to be charged on any other charge pad with Qi inside.

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Microsoft confirms support for Qi standard by joining WPC

Microsoft confirms support for Qi standard by joining WPC

The wireless charging wars continue. Today Microsoft has let it be known that they’re officially tossing their hat in with the Wireless Power Consortium for the standard wireless abilities quite a few Windows Phone devices already have. Given the idea that Nokia really will end up having their handset business owned by Microsoft in full in the near future, it makes a lot of sense that Microsoft would support the wireless standard they’d already have in place.

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A4WP Dell wireless charging for laptops incoming

A4WP Dell wireless charging for laptops incoming

Shortly after the folks at A4WP announced they’d be teaming up with another one of the major wireless standards (A4DP + PMA)> this month, they’ve pulled Dell aboard. Dell’s acceptance of A4DP’s wireless standard this week means that the company will likely bring on wireless charging notebooks in the near future. How Dell’s wireless charging will be implemented exactly is another matter entirely.

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Wireless charging standards sign agreement: 3 become 2 [UPDATE: WPC comments]

Wireless charging standards sign agreement: 3 become 2 [UPDATE: WPC comments]

This week two of the three major wireless charging standards groups have signed an agreement which will have the two technologies be able to exist on the same device. This agreement has A4WP and PMA, aka the Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance, signing up to allow their two standards to work side-by-side. The odd-man-out is the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium), the group that works with Qi-standard charging.

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iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

iQi Mobile adds iPhone wireless charging to any soft case

It's not that it's hard to plug in a wire to charge your iPhone, it's just not that convenient. It would be much more convenient if all you needed to do to charge your iPhone was place it on a charge plate and walk away. A project called iQi Mobile for iPhone has recently reached its $30,000 funding goal on Indiegogo and promises to bring easy charging to iPhone devices with Lightning ports.

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Parrot Flower Power launch detailed for green-fingered geeks

Parrot Flower Power launch detailed for green-fingered geeks

Parrot has confirmed launch details for its Flower Power plant monitoring sensor, the wireless plastic shrub that shares pot space with your petunia and tells your iPhone when it needs water. Shown off at CES back in January, though with no price attached, the Parrot Flower Power uses Bluetooth LE to push information on soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature, and light intensity to the companion app, which can then give advice on different types of plant, where they should be placed during the day, and what might be wrong for them.

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