Wireless Charging

Pure Energy Solutions Wildcharge Pads

Pure Energy Solutions Wildcharge Pads

Pure Energy Solutions' technology was used within Duracell pads a year ago, but now they are selling them directly to consumers. These WildCharge mats come in different two different sizes and are capable of charging cellphones by laying them on the mat. A unique back cover that fits around the device will be required for the unit to charge like all pads before this one.

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Concept Design Shows Smartphone Floating in Mid-Air to Charge Battery

Concept Design Shows Smartphone Floating in Mid-Air to Charge Battery

This brand new smartphone and charging cradle concept from designers In-Oh Yoo and Sun-woong Oh, reaches the limits of awesomeness, and at the same time make us wonder why on Earth someone out there hasn't made this a reality yet. Of course, there's a few design elements, like with many concept designs out there, that may make someone scratch their head in confusion. But, the overall picture here is one that blends the lines between science-fiction and reality, even if the whole thing is a dream right now.

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Qi wireless charging standard finalized; first products could drop fall 2010

Qi wireless charging standard finalized; first products could drop fall 2010

Wireless charging is one step closer to cross-platform ubiquity, with the news that the Wireless Power Consortium - which counts among its members such manufacturers as Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and LG - has finalized the Qi charging standard.  Defining a technology capable of wirelessly funnelling up to 5W into a mobile device, the new standard will hopefully mean an end to fumbling with microUSB or proprietary chargers, and instead having a single platform on which multiple devices can be rejuiced.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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Case-mate Hug wireless iPhone charger ships

Case-mate Hug wireless iPhone charger ships

Back during CES Case-mate pulled the Hug out of the shadows and showed it off for the first time. The Hug is a wireless charging system for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The Hug is similar to the WildCharge system in that you can charge the iPhone without having to plug in wires, but the Hug and the WildCharge devices differ greatly in how they look.

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Powermat launches PMM-PT100 foldable charging mat

Powermat launches PMM-PT100 foldable charging mat

Wireless charging has become a very big deal over the last few months. I know many people who don't want to have to deal with plugging in wires when they want to charge the mobile phone or other devices. The WildCharge system has been around for a while now and today marks the launch of a new product called the Powermat that can charge multiple devices at once.

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