Wireless Charging

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung is apparently making a renewed push into wireless charging, with a new Qi-compatible charging accessory spotted clearing the FCC and potentially tipping native support in the upcoming Galaxy S4. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, as the user manual included in the filing names it, offers a simple, straightforward way to rejuice a mobile device, with an off-white plate holding a single phone on your desk.

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2013 Toyota Avalon Limited to be the first vehicle with in-car Qi wireless charging

2013 Toyota Avalon Limited to be the first vehicle with in-car Qi wireless charging

Wireless charging is no doubt the device charging method of the future. We've been hearing about Qi for a while now, with the technology being utilized by Nokia and others to bring wireless charging to mobile devices. The technology has finally found its way onboard vehicles, with the upcoming 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited being the first car to feature in-car wireless charging.

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Utah State University unveils public transit bus with inductive charging

Utah State University unveils public transit bus with inductive charging

Researchers at Utah State University in Logan, UT have figured out a way to bring inductive charging to public transportation with an electric bus that's capable of recharging itself at each bus stop. Charging plates under the the pavement at each stop charge up the battery inside the bus, and while the plates and the bus have to be lined up somewhat in order to charge, they don't need to be perfectly lined up every time in order to juice up.

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Murfie and Sonos want your CD collection in the mail

Murfie and Sonos want your CD collection in the mail

If you've got a massive stack of CDs sitting in your closet and both want to listen to them all the time and don't want to take the time to import them all to your computer, Sonos and Murfie have just the solution for you. In a brand new brand team-up, Murfie and Sonos have joined forces to present a "Better Together" sort of situation in which they want you to literally send them all of your CDs in the mail so they can import them to your cloud storage for you.

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DROID DNA Wireless Charging Dock hands-on

DROID DNA Wireless Charging Dock hands-on

The wireless charging pad that's made specifically for the HTC DROID DNA was revealed today a bit more silently than the smartphone, mainly because it's not manufactured by HTC - and because it's not really all that new. This LG-made device will be appearing at Verizon at the same time as the DROID DNA itself for a cool $59.99 USD. This device is rather large, eclipsing the DNA by quite a bit - in other words, you'll have a hard time missing it.

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Nokia Lumia Free Wireless Charger page up but not out

Nokia Lumia Free Wireless Charger page up but not out

Those of you hoping to take part on the deal Nokia is offering up with some of their new Lumia models, that being a free wireless charger with purchase, will be glad to know that the official claim page is up now. It's not quite active, but it certainly is up - letting you know that on the 16th of November you'll be able to come back and grab that charger with a fist full of free. This offer is available here in the USA to AT&T owners of the Lumia 920 and may very well be spreading to more customers soon.

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Qualcomm Halo: Inside the tech of the world’s largest wireless car charging trial

Qualcomm Halo: Inside the tech of the world’s largest wireless car charging trial

Wireless charging has made headlines in recent weeks, but a new Qualcomm Halo trial kicking off in the UK is targeting the devices that live in your garage rather than in your pocket. Just as Google's Nexus 4 and Nokia's Lumia 920 each support wireless charging, rejuicing via simple desk pads rather than the fumble of slotting in a microUSB cable, so chip and wireless specialist Qualcomm sees the future of electric and hybrid urban mobility being wire-free. There's a big difference, though, between a fifty buck charging plate for your phone and a way of cutting the cord for electric vehicles and potentially opening up the road as a dynamic power highway. SlashGear caught up with Qualcomm and some select partners to find out what makes Halo special, and why it's just as much at home on a 200mph racing car as it is your city runabout.

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LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

It's time for some more international flavor over at Verizon with the Optimus LTE2 hitting their 4G LTE airwaves re-named LG Spectrum 2 with a remix on the apps and features. Inside this device you'll find a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a lovely 4.7-inch HD display up front with 1GB of RAM inside and a $99.99 price tag after $50 mail-in rebate. It's also got 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for 32GB more, and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb revealed

Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb revealed

Google has thrown in its lot with wireless charging, equipping the LG Nexus 4 with a companion desktop charging stand called the Wireless Charging Orb. A compact bubble finished in black plastic and rubber, and with a sliced-off docking plate that props the Nexus 4 up at an angle, the new dock will rejuice your Googlephone as well as hold it up for video viewing.

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