Wireless Charging

Nokia Lumia 800 mod enables Touchstone charging

Nokia Lumia 800 mod enables Touchstone charging

We’re unfortunately not quite at the point where wireless charging is a reality, but there have been some phones capable of sucking down power via induction, like the Palm Pre. With a little bit of modding know-how and hard work, one YouTube user has taken apart a Nokia Lumia 800 and added the ability to charge via Palm’s Touchstone.

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Qi wireless charging range extended to 40mm

Qi wireless charging range extended to 40mm

The Qi wireless charging standard has been updated to allow for a longer distance between device and charging platform. This will make it easier for the platform to be integrated into various surfaces, including tabletops, furniture, and cars. The Wireless Power Consortium announced the updated Qi standard today, which now allows for a distance of 40mm, up from the previous 5mm.

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Apple mulls wireless power in new patent

Apple mulls wireless power in new patent

Join us, friends, as we once again delve into the mysterious and abstract world of patents. AppleInsider has taken a closer look at one of Apple’s new patent applications, called “Active Electronic Media Packaging”. It describes a method that would allow power to be sent wirelessly to devices like the iPhone and iPad while being displayed in a retail setting.

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Motorola teases wireless charging for CES 2012

Motorola teases wireless charging for CES 2012

Drooling toaster? Actually this is Motorola's latest CES teaser, a weeping USB charger and the promise to "Stay Unplugged"; it doesn't take a genius to figure out that wireless charging is on the table for this week's show. What remains to be seen is exactly how Motorola implements it, what products it will work with, and whether the company jumps on board with an existing wireless power protocol or has cooked up one of its own.

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2012 iPhone could have inductive wireless charging

2012 iPhone could have inductive wireless charging

Apple is reportedly considering a new charging technology for the 2012 iPhone, the successor to the new model - or models - expected to arrive later this year. According to the WSJ's sources, while Apple has been busy prepping the fifth-gen iPhone for its Q3 release, some of its engineers have been working on a more significant reworking for the following year.

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