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WildCharge technology to be integrated into 500k products this year

WildCharge technology to be integrated into 500k products this year

The thought of wire-free charging of my gadgets gets me all giddy. I hate having to fight to get the power cables from behind my desk each time I want to charge my netbook. I think my local sock gnome likes to toss the cable back there just as an added insult. If I could just walk up and sit my netbook down to charge it would rock. WildCharge lets me do that with my iPhone and the company will offer the same wire-free charging for 100,000 products in the first half of this year.

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WildCharge WiProwess deal could see cable-free charging in cars, desks, notebooks

WildCharge WiProwess deal could see cable-free charging in cars, desks, notebooks

Whether or not your think wire-free charging is the future of mobile devices, you can't argue with WildCharge's licensing ferocity.  Fresh from their deal with battery heavyweights Duracell comes news that they've signed up WiProwess as a "certified design center".  Now that might not mean much initially, but WiProwess have plans to put the conductive charging system into desks, cars, AC outlets and more.

Duracell Smart Power Products Review

Duracell Smart Power Products Review

There's still some way to go before we can recharge our gadgets while they're still in our pockets, but if the thought of plugging in your iPhone pains you then Duracell's Smart Power system may go some way in helping. Based on a conductive charging pad which demands only that you sit a gadget on top in order to rejuice it, Duracell claim it's a new stab at freedom from the regular grid; SlashGear cleared some desk-space to find out whether that was true.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2009

Here we go again with another week in review for your perusal. A mystery Android-powered MID tipped up this week looking very much like those renderings of the Apple tablet to my eyes. It's cool to see android showing up on so many devices. Logitech unveiled an update to the coolest racing wheel ever, the G25, called simply enough the G27. The new wheel promises more accurate force feedback effects and keeps with the slick clutch and gated shifter we loved from the G25.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

The weekend is here again fellow geeks and geekettes so I am back with another week in review. Monday more rumors surfaced that has Apple launching that long anticipated tablet device this November. The rumors further claim that the tablet will be aimed at gaming and media use. Early this week Verizon cut the pricing on all its smartphones save a few of the new ones to $99. That makes us think lots of new smartphone hardware is on its way.

WildCharge PowerDisc adapter: wire-free charging with wires

WildCharge PowerDisc adapter: wire-free charging with wires

WildCharge's cable-free recharging system is great, but what if you don't have an iPhone or one of the other devices for which the company offers a special "skin" case for?  Into the fray steps the WildCharge PowerDisc, a compact dongle that plugs into various battery-powered gadgets - including the Amazon Kindle, LG and Samsung phones, and other devices - and allows them to recharge when placed on the WildCard Pad.

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WildCharge add iPhone 3GS wireless charging

WildCharge add iPhone 3GS wireless charging

Having tested - and loved - WildCharge's wire-free charging system last year, we're pleased to see that the company has updated their range of "skins" cases to fit the iPhone 3GS.  WildCharge allows you to recharge your handset without actually plugging in a cable, similar to the Palm Pre's Touchstone; when we caught up with WildCharge this week, they confirmed their intentions to move toward broader licensing of their wire-free system.