Wireless Charging

FLI Charge promises universal, painless wireless charging

FLI Charge promises universal, painless wireless charging

Until that day in the future when smartphones are safely powered by nuclear energy or whatnot, charging mobile devices will always be a fact of life. Various technologies and products, like wireless charging, are being put in place to at least make that as painless as possible. Fancy and ideal as that might sound, wireless charging is still fragmented and inefficient. Enter FLI Charge, a system that aims to leapfrog over the competition, embracing all types of devices and power needs. All through the proven technology of conductive wireless charging.

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Mophie’s new Juice Packs embrace iPhone wireless charging

Mophie’s new Juice Packs embrace iPhone wireless charging

Stepping out without a battery case on our iPhone is for many as unlikely as leaving the smartphone at home altogether, but with Apple slow to embrace wireless charging, Mophie is picking up the slack. The company has launched Charge Force today, both a range of new Juice Pack battery cases which support the main wireless charging standards, and a commitment to recharging without cords moving forward.

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Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging is ready for prime-time

Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging is ready for prime-time

Picture this: you get up in the morning, have you coffee, grab your keys, and head to the garage. After slipping behind the wheel of your brand new electric vehicle, you hit the 'power' button and…nothing happens. Confused, you stab the button again, only to be greeted with the same blank screens. It's only then that your eyes trail over to your sideview mirror, where you see the charging cable nestled in its station, instead of connected to your automobile. A momentary oversight the night before now has you taking the bus to work, instead of driving.

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New wireless chargers are 3x faster, and compatible with existing phones

New wireless chargers are 3x faster, and compatible with existing phones

For the last several years, it seems like everything in our lives has a cable attached to it. Sure, our phones, laptops, watches, and other devices are wireless for most of the day. But eventually you have to plug them in, and that means getting all of your cables out, and plugging them into their respective ports. Well LG Innotek is working on a new wireless charging system that hopes to cut down on the amount of cords in your house.

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iPhone could get AMOLED screen, wireless charging next year

iPhone could get AMOLED screen, wireless charging next year

Apple might not be radically changing the iPhone. At least not this year. But it won't be long before it does. Contradicting his own earlier report, Ming-Chi Kuo, the famed Apple analyst and prophet of upcoming products and features, has pulled forward the timetable for Apple's somewhat new yet familiar next iPhone, which could be the iPhone 8. Instead of 2018, it will be the 2017 iPhone that will get the rumored new display material and even wireless charging. Despite the new features, however, it could be wrapped in a design similar to older iPhones.

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Google looking into wireless charging for its self-driving cars

Google looking into wireless charging for its self-driving cars

As Google's self-driving cars continue to make progress and move to more locations for testing, it appears the company is now making plans on how to better charge the small pod cars. A FCC filing discovered by IEEE Spectrum indicated that Google is looking into wireless charging as an option, with plans to install system around its headquarters, as well as the former Air Force base that serves as the self-driving testing grounds.

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Apple’s future iPhone may feature long range wireless charging

Apple’s future iPhone may feature long range wireless charging

Wireless charging seems poised to become the next big feature trend among mobile devices, with several existing smartphones already supporting different standards. But it seems that Apple is now preparing to add the technology to the iPhones and iPads we'll be seeing down the road, as a report from Bloomberg says the company is developing a solution that will allow not only wireless, contactless charging, but from a distance as well.

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A4WP, PMA rebrand to be called Airfuel Alliance

A4WP, PMA rebrand to be called Airfuel Alliance

You might think that wireless charging is convenient, easy, and simple and you might be right. At least to some extent. Behind the scenes, however, the market hasn't yet settled on a single wireless charging standard and probably never will. Especially since two out of three key players have banded together to rival a giant. And now they even have a new, single name that will help banish confusion and push a single brand. Starting today, the A4WP and PMA names are dead. Long live the Airfuel Alliance!

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Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Review: Speedy essential

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Review: Speedy essential

You can't knock Samsung's commitment to wireless charging. Having decided to embrace it in the latest Galaxy range, it went whole-hog, packing in both wireless types and, with the launch of the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, introducing a faster version too, with the promise of cutting almost an hour from regular wireless charging. Question is, does that make seventy bucks for a charging pad a worthwhile spend?

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Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices

Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices

A lot of attention these days is being lavished on batteries and charging, mostly because of how much we seem to be doing that every day. We're always on the lookout for better ways to power our devices, from improvements in the batteries themselves to alternative ways of charging. While the magical "charging from thin air" is still a far ways off, the technology that can pull not a rabbit but electrical energy from thin air enough to power senors might just be around the corner if Drayson Technologies' Freevolt is to be believed.

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Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

If you're sitting in front of a desktop computer right now, you most likely have your smartphone in front of you. If not, it is farther away, maybe on a shelf or at the end of the desk, charging. Either way, it just proves Samsung's point that your smartphone, and maybe its charging cables, are either too far from you to be useful or are cluttering up your desk. Thankfully, the Korean manufacturer's SE370 monitor, the world's first to have wireless charging built-in, is no available for pre-orders.

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WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

Wireless charging is upon us, and if you've finally picked up a device that supports the technology, you're likely in want of an adequate charging base. No one wants an ugly wireless charger sitting on the end table -- something embedded would be a better choice, as would a charger that doesn't, upon first glance, actually look like a charger. WallJax is one such example.

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