Wireless Charging

ConvenientPower’s WoW5 Qi wireless charger first to support 5 simultaneous devices

ConvenientPower’s WoW5 Qi wireless charger first to support 5 simultaneous devices

We've seen a variety of Qi wireless chargers for devices over the past months, but at Computex the company known as ConvenientPower is showing off the world's first Qi charger that can charge up to five devices at the same time - the WoW5. Not only that, but the requirement to place the device just right on the charging surface has also been eliminated, making it easier to use.

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ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

Today the Intel 4th Generation processor wave begins to creep up once again with ASUS letting it be known that they've got three machines that'll run this "Haswell" generation initially. The first of these is a single black and standard-looking M51 desktop PC - standard looking on the outside, that is - inside it's got a bit more of a punch. Then there's the ET2301 and ET2702, slim form-factor all-in-one PCs as well.

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Wireless charging nightstand mod injects Nokia Qi into IKEA

Wireless charging nightstand mod injects Nokia Qi into IKEA

Nokia has been flirting with wireless charging support integrated into cafe tables and Virgin Atlantic lounges, but if you want seamless rejuicing at home, a DIY wireless charging nightstand may be the way forward. The handiwork of Lumia 920 owner Lobbamobba, who turns out to be pretty handy with a chisel, the 90 minute project embeds a Nokia wireless charging pad into the top of an IKEA nightstand, meaning you can power up your phone by simply dropping it in place.

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AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

The Power Matters Alliance has just received a huge increase in support from several, major businesses. HTC, LG, and Samsung, 3 of the most biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, have joined the PAM, and will be integrating its wireless charging technology in their future devices. With these new additions, AT&T plans on launching smartphones with PMA-wireless charging technology integrated into them by 2014.

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Apple files for Smart Cover inductive charging patent for iPad

Apple files for Smart Cover inductive charging patent for iPad

Apple's new Smart Cover for the iPad has a lot of potential, and it seems the company thinks so as well. Case in point: Apple just applied for a patent that would see the Smart Cover being used as a wireless charger to charge up the iPad when the Smart Cover is closed. Both the iPad and Smart Cover would have induction coils to make the wireless charging possible.

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LG’s “world’s smallest” wireless charger hands-on

LG’s “world’s smallest” wireless charger hands-on

LG announced what they call the "world's smallest" wireless charger for smartphones here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We ended up getting a peak at the new accessory just to see how small it really is. The result? It's not necessarily tiny by any means, but it does shave off a few centimeters compared to other wireless charging devices.

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Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

This week we're having a look at a set of new Nokia devices, one of the most instantly appealing being the universal NFC Wireless Car Charger. This device is made to work with the Lumia lineup of Nokia devices first and foremost, of course, working with Qi standard wireless charging as well as embedded NFC to tell your device it's docked. When you do dock a device like the wireless charging-shell CC-3068-toting Lumia 720, you've got wireless charging, NFC-activated car mode, and a fully secure clamped-in setup. This lovely beast also has several features that allow you to use it with whatever smartphone you like.

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McDonald’s is testing wireless charging tables in Europe

McDonald’s is testing wireless charging tables in Europe

McDonalds is launching a new wireless charging service at a select amount of its restaurants in Europe. The fast food chain will equip its tables with PowerKiss wireless technology that’s based off of Qi’s wireless technology. Every surface of McDonald's tables will be capable of wirelessly charging devices. You'll be able to enjoy your Big Mac, fries, and a drink while simultaneously juicing up your device.

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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Today Google has officially put the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger up for sale, it being a long-awaited half-orb instilled with the power to charge the power of the LG-made Nexus 4. This device is an oddity in the halls of Google-made hardware in that it essentially takes on the shape of the Nexus Q (at defunct Google product currently "back on the drawing board") and acts as a charger for wireless devices - specifically the Nexus 4 here. And it's up for sale right this minute!

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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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Apple files patent application for wireless charging

Apple files patent application for wireless charging

I think I can see the clouds of another patent infringement lawsuit forming now. Apple has filed a patent application on wireless charging technology using magnetic resonance. The problem as many might know is that wireless charging using magnetic resonance has been around for a long time.

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