Wireless Charging

Qualcomm joins PMA, aims for wireless charging standardization

Qualcomm joins PMA, aims for wireless charging standardization

Semiconductor company Qualcomm has joined Power Matters Alliance (PMA), the "big tent" of wireless power standards. It is the 100th member to join the organization, which includes the likes of AT&T, Google and Starbucks. Qualcomm will help PMA standardize worldwide specifications for both "low frequency induction" and "high frequency resonance" wireless charging.

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Mugenizer N11 portable battery supports Qi wireless charging

Mugenizer N11 portable battery supports Qi wireless charging

Portable batteries are nothing new, they have been around for a long time to help users keep their gadgets charged up while on the go away from an outlet. Mugen Power offers a number of portable batteries and larger capacity internal batteries for a variety of smartphones. Typically, these devices require your factory charging cable to power your phone on the go.

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ASUS M70 hailed as first desktop with NFC, offers Qi wireless charging

ASUS M70 hailed as first desktop with NFC, offers Qi wireless charging

ASUS has unveiled what it says is the world's first NFC-equipped desktop PC, the ASUS M70, a shiny new tower system that has precious few details available at the moment. Among its features, as you might guess from the image, is Qi charging integrated into the top of the tower, allowing users to wirelessly charge their gadgets by setting them on top of the computer.

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Formula E taps Qualcomm Halo for multi-year electric vehicle racing partnership

Formula E taps Qualcomm Halo for multi-year electric vehicle racing partnership

This week it's been announced that the high-powered Formula racing circuit known as the FIA Formula E Championship will be working with Qualcomm as their official charging technology provider. This racing series is one made unique by featuring only Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Qualcomm's part in this will be providing their own Halo Electric Vehicle Charging technology to the pits for all vehicles in the circuit to utilize.

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Toyota wireless EV charging testing in 2014 as 4th-gen Prius teased

Toyota wireless EV charging testing in 2014 as 4th-gen Prius teased

Toyota is working on wireless charging systems for its next-gen Prius, intending to put such connection-free technology into verification testing in 2014 in the US, Japan, and Europe. The inductive charging system will be able to transfer power to a Prius or other Toyota hybrid vehicle without requiring a physical connection, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso says today, similar to Qi charging for smartphones but on a much larger scale.

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GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

Wireless charging for phones is taking off, and we're seeing the feature popping up more and more as the months go by, but it's something that certainly isn't the norm just yet. However, GM wants to incorporate the technology into cars, and it's reported that the company will be including wireless charging in some of its 2014 lineup.

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Verizon LG G2 wireless charging exclusive in the US

Verizon LG G2 wireless charging exclusive in the US

The Verizon LG G2 will be the only variant of the new Android flagship to support native wireless charging in the US, the carrier has confirmed, building the cable-free technology into the phone itself. LG confirmed that the new G2 would be available across all four major US carriers at Wednesday's launch event, but at the time did not detail any operator variations. However, Verizon followed up with the tidbit that, out of all four versions, only the G2 for its network would offer wireless charging support.

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Korea rolls out OLEV electric car-charging highway

Korea rolls out OLEV electric car-charging highway

Korea has been working on a wireless power transit system designed for charging electric vehicles for some time now, having been testing the system for many months. The system is called OLEV, which stands for Online Electric Vehicles, and works using technology embedded beneath the road. Now a section of highway in South Korea has been launched with the system, bringing it to the public.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has arrived, and with it comes a set of accessories that, in one case, is a big boost for the machine for battery life and grip. The other case is indeed a case as well, a wireless charging case that works the same as the wireless charging case for the Nokia Lumia 925, with contact points that make the machine able to charge with QI wireless charging devices galore.

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TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

The folks at TYLT have revealed that they're not just limiting their prospects to devices like backpacks and pocketable batteries with the TYLT VU Wireless Charger. This device is part of a Kickstarter campaign to create a wireless charger working with the Qi wireless charging standard - in a variety of bright colors, of course. Incorporating some of the most recent Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) approved technology for a free positioning A6 Coil - meaning you can place your smartphone on this dock anywhere and it'll charge like a charm.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Wireless Charging kit hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Wireless Charging kit hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a close-up look at both the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active and their official wireless charging kit for the original Galaxy S 4. The Charging Kit you're seeing here works with the Qi standard for wireless power pushing and has an extremely simple look to it. Should you want to use this kit for the Galaxy S 4 (complete with official backside casing replacement) or for a device like the Google Nexus 4, you're in luck: it's not half bad.

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Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel has thrown in with the Alliance for Wireless Power, joining the Samsung and Qualcomm founded standards group pushing cable-free recharging for phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Taking a place on the A4WP board of directors, the group confirms [pdf link], Intel will be pushing for wireless power in ultrabooks and other mobility devices its chips are found inside, potentially opening the door to a desk that can one day rejuice your phone, slate, and your notebook, simply by placing them on top of it.

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