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Samsung reportedly plans to remove chargers from boxes

Samsung reportedly plans to remove chargers from boxes

Your next Samsung phone's box might be lighter, smaller, and have fewer things inside but the phone itself won't be getting any cheaper. Following reports that Apple's next iPhones might not include chargers in their boxes, Samsung is now also tipped to be mulling the same. In both cases, the reason is to offset the costs of increasingly more expensive smartphones. In Samsung's case, however, the impact on the market might be bigger and not in good ways.

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iPhone 12 might not have a charger in the box according to Kuo

iPhone 12 might not have a charger in the box according to Kuo

There has been a lot of speculation about Apple's new products and schedules that have been thrown into disarray thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The show will go on, fortunately for Apple fans, but the company may be making a few changes to keep things from going overboard. That will mostly be due to the increasing prices of its high-end devices thanks to increasingly powerful components, like 5G modems in the iPhone 12. Apple's solution? Take out almost everything from the iPhone's box.

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iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

The next iPhone will likely sport a new sort of power adapter for the entire range of smartphones. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will likely all have a new sort of power adapter. The most basic version of the iPhone 12 was tipped to have a 20-watt PD USB-C adapter - which means the iPhone 12 will use a USB-C cord... but it'll use Lightning on the iPhone side.

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If you preorder an iPhone SE there’s something else to add to your cart

If you preorder an iPhone SE there’s something else to add to your cart

For many people, the new iPhone SE is a no-brainer upgrade. Apple's second-generation entry-level smartphone has the processor of its flagship and the promise of years of software updates, not to mention a great camera and that $399 starting price. If you're tempted to preorder tomorrow, though, there's something extra I'd add to the basket.

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OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Review: Speed and sound

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Review: Speed and sound

The OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger was advertised as allowing you to charge a OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone from 0% to 50% in 29 minutes. This device has a single LED indicator light, a built-in fan, a vent, and a rubber bumper, as well as Qi/EPP cross compatibility (see disclaimer below). It also costs nearly $70 USD. Could such a charger be worth that kind of cash?

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price and release date

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price and release date

Today we're taking a peek at the full price list for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in the USA. These devices were revealed by OnePlus at a virtual event on April 14, 2020. The OnePlus 8 family comes in two sizes - two screen sizes, two combinations of RAM and internal storage, and a price setup that starts at around $700 USD. That's for the non-pro, of course.

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Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

Fashionable new mophie iPhone chargers arrive at Apple Store

A set of new mophie brand "powerstation" universal Lightning connector USB chargers were revealed for release at Apple stores this week. In the mix are the powerstation, powerstation plus, and powerstation plus XL, each in a variety of new colors. Each of these new devices includes feature 18W fast charge to charge up the newest iPhone devices as quick as possible.

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Common charger vote sees EU ignore Apple’s Lightning protest

Common charger vote sees EU ignore Apple’s Lightning protest

The European Union has voted to approve a common charger standard, despite Apple's protestations that it could hamper innovation, and now aims to fast-track the rule in the name of cutting down on e-waste. The new regulation comes after years of the EU hoping that manufacturers would voluntarily adopt charger standards, only to find those hopes frustrated.

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Satechi 108W Pro USB-C PD Charger won’t split power among your devices

Satechi 108W Pro USB-C PD Charger won’t split power among your devices

The number of our electronic devices may be multiplying but the sockets we charge them from definitely aren't. Even in homes and offices, charging ports may be a diminishing commodity and typical USB hubs don't exactly push out enough watts to meet the hungriest of gadgets. At CES 2020, Satechi is unveiling a new 108W Pro Desktop Charger that will supply all the power that your devices need, no matter how much that may be.

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New Belkin Chargers power through CES 2020

New Belkin Chargers power through CES 2020

It may have just announced its first diversion into a new market with the Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger but Belkin hasn't forgotten about its core product line. In fact, it is flooding the CES 2020 showroom floor with chargers and power banks, figuratively, of course. Riding the wave of recent trends, almost all of Belkin's new 2020 chargers are of the wireless variety and the one that doesn't at least sport a USB-C connection to accommodate most of the latest smartphones, tablets, and even laptops.

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Satechi Apple Watch charging dock can top off from a MacBook or iPad Pro

Satechi Apple Watch charging dock can top off from a MacBook or iPad Pro

Apple has yet to solve the Apple Watch's battery life problem but, in the meantime, accessory makers are seeing an opportunity to capitalize on the need to charge the wearable on the go. Apple's own charging accessories for the Apple Watch can be big or long, depending on which one you go for. Satechi, however, is offering an almost ingenious solution that simply sticks the magnetic charging dock to the side of a MacBook or iPad Pro.

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Nomad Base Station Pro promises the wireless charging pad Apple axed

Nomad Base Station Pro promises the wireless charging pad Apple axed

Apple may not have been able to figure out AirPower, but that isn't stopping Nomad from making a wireless charging pad that promises to top up your phone regardless of where you set it down. The Nomad Base Station Pro debuts Aira's FreePower technology, which removes the need to precisely set down a Qi-compatible gadget on a charging pad.

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