In the world of utility gadgets, external batteries seldom rank high on aesthetic or even functionality scales, but the QiStone+ aims to change all that. Handiwork of FoneSalesman, the pebble-like portable charger not only looks like the sort of thing you might want to leave out on your desk rather than hide away, but packs the latest Qi wireless charging technology too. Read on for our full review.
As the number of gadgets you own grows, the hassle of charging them all grows with them. More convenient than toting around a surge protector is the OmniStation from CYSPO, a dual wired and wireless charging station that includes cables for just about every modern gadget you own.
This week the folks at Revocharge are aiming to create another simple solution for charging your smartphone. Your iPhone, your Android device, or your Windows Phone - depending on model - will be able to take part in this simple solution. Your phone is held by the battery, the battery attaches to the charger wirelessly.
A team of creators have created a wireless charger that aims to make things simple. The PowerSquare allows you to charge multiple devices across its relatively large face while also requiring no specific placement of said devices on its pad. This means you no longer need to center your device and wait - it just works.
Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch may have wowed us with its round display, but some of the key details about the Android Wear timepiece have been conspicuous by their absence ahead of its release later this year. Thankfully what Motorola declines to confirm, examples of the watch in the wild are happy to reveal, like the fact that the Moto 360 will get a neat desktop cradle which will use inductive charging to keep it powered up.
Cadillac is adding wireless phone charging to its cars and trucks, upgrading the in-dash cubby of its CUE equipped models so that it can rejuice a smartphone without demanding a wire be plugged in. The new convenience feature will show up first in the 2015 Cadillac ATS, before rolling out to other models from the brand, and though GM isn't shouting about it, there's a welcome surprise in the standards
The world’s largest battery has been made using "Organic Charging" - made out of copper wiring, nails, apples, and potatoes. You’ll see a Nokia Lumia 930 in white as well as a Nokia Wireless Charger attached to a rigged-up wire connected to the food. The food that charges the phone.
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are teaming up on wireless car charging, pushing a super-efficient way of refueling EVs like the BMW i8 and the Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid simply by parking over a certain spot on your driveway. The system, which the two German marques hope to get accepted as the de-facto standard for wireless car recharging, promises a cut in charge times without the hassle of having to regularly plug in: BMW says the batteries in its i8 supercar, for instance, can be topped up in under two hours.
The Moto 360 is expected at Google I/O this week, at least to make an appearance if not be part of a giveaway. Many questions have circulated about the incoming wearable, which has captured our imaginations with its classic round face. A new FCC filing gives us many more details on how it will charge, or at least what capabilities it has.
Now that Starbucks and Duracell are rolling out a nationwide wireless charging initiative at Starbucks stores, will it work with your phone? Not a lot of us have phones that can accept a charge via a contact pad like the Powermat Starbucks will be using. Especially those with iPhones, which has never had any method of wireless charging. That’s changed, though, and we’ll tell you how you can charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks in the near future.