Wireless Charging

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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iMac To Wirelessly Charge iPods, iPhones, and iPads?

iMac To Wirelessly Charge iPods, iPhones, and iPads?

Apple's iMac all-in-one computer already helps reduce a lot of clutter. In the near future, it may also help reduce the number of charging cables you have lying around. A recently dug up patent application shows that Apple may be working on integrated wireless charging that will allow your iMac or Macbook Pro to wirelessly charge your other Apple devices.

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Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions and ConvenientPower team for Qi wireless charging in cars

Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions and ConvenientPower team for Qi wireless charging in cars

Having to plug your smartphone or other device in to charge in your car or home isn't difficult. It is inconvenient though to have to mess with chargers. Charging would be much easier to do if all you had to do for charging of your device was place your phone on a table or charge tray. There are some cases and tech available today that will let you charge with no wires. The main standard for this is called Qi and you can get cases for smartphones already that support the open standard.

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