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Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin has unveiled new wireless chargers aimed directly at iPhone users that will work for any Qi-certified smartphone. The first is called the Boostcharge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger. Belkin says that the new charging products were designed and engineered in-house and are competitively priced. The cool thing about the TrueFreedom Pro is that it has 16 charging coils inside, allowing it to charge two Qi-enabled devices simultaneously.

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mophie juice pack connect slides a wireless charger behind your phone

mophie juice pack connect slides a wireless charger behind your phone

mophie has pretty much flooded the accessory market with an abundance of choices to keep smartphones from dying while away from a power outlet. The usual power banks require dangling cables or that you place your phone down on a wireless block. mophie's juice pack cases offer more portability and no downtime at the expense of having a battery always stuck to your phone. Its latest trick is to combine the best of both worlds with the juice pack connect, letting slide a wireless power bank on or off as you need it.

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Mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging mat promises no device is left behind

Mophie 4-in-1 wireless charging mat promises no device is left behind

In the past, competing over limited wall sockets was something you'd only see in cafes and airports. With each person owning multiple devices these days, one sometimes has to compete with family members or even one's self. That's easily solved by extension cords and whatnot but that leads to a messy and sometimes dangerous tangle of wires. Mophie's newest solution is to give almost every device its own spot in its latest 4-in-1 Qi wireless charging mat.

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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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OnePlus 8 wireless charging seemingly confirmed by WPC membership

OnePlus 8 wireless charging seemingly confirmed by WPC membership

Gone are the days when the industry had two competing wireless charging standards (cue XKCD strip) and, fortunately, it didn't require creating a third standard to rule them all. The Wireless Power Consortium, which oversees all things Qi-related, was the last standard standing and now everyone that wants to officially make a device using the wireless charging tech has to be part of that group. Including, it turns out, OnePlus, whose next flagship may just be its first phone to support the feature.

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Pixel 4 fast wireless charging works with any standards-compliant charger

Pixel 4 fast wireless charging works with any standards-compliant charger

It has been days since Google first announced its true 2019 flagship (the Pixel 3a doesn't count) and it's only now that we're getting the fine print on some of those features. Most of them, unfortunately, have been on the disappointing side, like the lack of eye detection in face recognition or missing 4K 60 fps video recording. Fortunately, there is at least one good detail that Google curiously didn't advertise. It turns out, the Pixel 4 supports fast wireless charging even if you don't have a Pixel Stand. Presuming, of course, you have a compatible Qi wireless charger instead.

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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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iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

iPhone 11 two-way charging may be inside, but disabled

Earlier this year the iPhone 11 series was rumored to have access to two-way charging via its backside wireless charging panel. This system was rumored to work with Qi-standard technology, much like earlier iterations of the iPhone - the first generations with wireless charging tech. Today an insider tip suggests that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max may still have this two-way charging tech, just "disabled" via software.

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Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Mophie and Supreme have dropped another collaboration, and if you’re a hypebeast with a fear of losing charge on the go, this could be for you - assuming you can find it on sale. The Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL takes Mophie’s 10,000 mAh battery pack and gives it the iconic branding of the New York label for its Spring/Summer 2019 collecton.

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Apple AirPower axed

Apple AirPower axed

Apple has canceled AirPower, throwing in the towel on the wireless charging pad after finding the tech experience it had promised was just too much to actually deliver. Announced back in September 2017, AirPower was to be the Cupertino firm's late-but-triumphant entrant into the wireless charging space, boasting multi-device flexibility with none of the positioning headaches rival chargers suffered.

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Qualcomm Quick Charge wireless power now works with Qi standard

Qualcomm Quick Charge wireless power now works with Qi standard

There's a brand name for the sort of wireless charging you've been doing with your phone for the last however-many-years, and it's called Qi. This brand is part of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), a group whose members include basically every major consumer technology company in the world. Qualcomm has a brand for the tech they've made to allow smartphone batteries to charge speedily and safely - it's called Qualcomm Quick Charge. Today Quick Charge was announced to be working with wireless power, and interoperable with the Qi-Certified standard.

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OPPO, OnePlus phones might finally get wireless charging support

OPPO, OnePlus phones might finally get wireless charging support

Wireless charging has become more known and more common thanks in part to Apple’s support for the technology in recent iPhones. It has also become easier for manufacturers to include due to the trend of using glass backs instead of metal. But despite that, at least two popular OEMs have refused to jump on the bandwagon, namely OPPO and distant cousin OnePlus. That may soon be changing now that OPPO has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the organization that develops the widely-used Qi wireless charging standard.

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