Wireless Charging

Logitech Zone Wireless headphones also charge wirelessly

Logitech Zone Wireless headphones also charge wirelessly

Wireless headphones come in all shapes and sizes but most of them are still tethered to a wire in one important case. They may get their audio wirelessly via Bluetooth but they still need to plug into a USB port to charge. Logitech's new Zone Wireless headphones, on the other hand, are trying to set themselves apart exactly in that way, allowing users to conveniently drop the headphones, gently, of course, on a Qi wireless charging pad.

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iPhone 2019 upgrade: Bigger batteries said to power Samsung-style tech

iPhone 2019 upgrade: Bigger batteries said to power Samsung-style tech

AirPower might be dead, but Apple still could have some wireless charging tricks up its sleeve. Little is known about 2019's iPhones - which are still around six months away at this point - but a new report today suggests that they might come with a familiar wireless charging feature. If you know what Samsung's Galaxy S10 is capable of in the wireless charging arena, then you already know what we're talking.

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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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Huawei P30 wireless charging case brings the phone closer to a Pro

Huawei P30 wireless charging case brings the phone closer to a Pro

One of the less publicized differences between Huawei's P30 and P30 Pro is wireless charging. While the P30 Pro can wirelessly charge other devices, the Huawei P30 doesn't even have the basics. If you're dying with envy over that single feature, worry no longer. Huawei has very silently put up a product page for a wireless charging case for the Huawei P30 and it has some features that may make or break it for interested buyers.

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AirPower does exist according to AirPods box

AirPower does exist according to AirPods box

Apple just had its services-centric event and, as expected, no new hardware was announced. Unless you count a plastic card as hardware. Expected but still disappointing, no mention was made of Apple's most fashionably late product. But if its existence was still in doubt, Apple itself has confirmed it, albeit indirectly. Some have already received their second generation AirPods and, lo and behold, Apple has kindly included a diagram of the AirPower on the box.

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Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

After ignoring wireless charging for so long, it seems that Apple is embracing it more than most other smartphone makers. Except for Huawei and Samsung. It has been rumored for quite a while now but famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is giving his vote of confidence with his latest forecast. According to his sources, this year's iPhones will take both wireless and wired charging to the next level, including the ability to charge AirPods and maybe even an Apple Watch with reverse wireless charging.

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AirPower with new AirPods caught hiding on Apple’s site

AirPower with new AirPods caught hiding on Apple’s site

Apple may not be talking much about AirPower these days, but that hasn't stopped the long-delayed wireless charger from showing up in a new image with the new AirPods on the company's site. Mention of AirPower had been scrubbed from the Apple pages, after what have reportedly been engineering delays forced the company's engineers back to the drawing board.

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iOS 12.2 Beta 6 rekindles AirPower hopes

iOS 12.2 Beta 6 rekindles AirPower hopes

Apple has a big event scheduled next week and all signs say that it will be a media-centric one. If that were the only thing it announces, though, it will be severely disappointing many fans. Recent rumors suggest that a second gen pair of AirPods could very well be announced, or at least a wireless charging case. Now it seems, however, that the latest beta for iOS 12.2 includes hints that the elusive AirPower wireless charging mat might really be close to launching at long last.

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Samsung wireless TV could be the start of a new trend

Samsung wireless TV could be the start of a new trend

Once hulking boxes that sat on top of sturdy wooden or metal cabinets, TVs have become so slim that they could be hung on and disappear into walls. But while the super thin and bezel-less frames make them look like they're embedded into walls, the one thing that breaks the illusion are the wires and cables that dangle out of these modern TVs. Samsung might be toying with a solution to that problem and, no, it won't involve a not-so-invisible One Invisible Connection.

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Vivo might use Energous WattUp over the air charging tech soon

Vivo might use Energous WattUp over the air charging tech soon

Vivo might call dibs on innovations like the in-screen fingerprint scanner, the first elevating camera, dual displays, or seamless button-less phones, but when it comes to battery charging tech, its cousin OPPO has a head start. That might not be true for long as the Chinese manufacturer strikes up a partnership with Energous to bring the latter's over-the-air "true" wireless charging technology to future generations of Vivo smartphones.

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OnePlus 7 wireless charging still won’t be happening

OnePlus 7 wireless charging still won’t be happening

Perhaps there is a reason why OnePlus no longer uses its "Never Settle" slogan that much if at all. It has proven, for better or worse, that it will actually settle for something less, usually for price or practical considerations. For some time, it refused to add an NFC chip in its smartphones. It also backtracked on its own boasts and eventually booted the headphone jack out of the OnePlus 6T. In a similar vein, it seems unwilling to budge on the topic of wireless charging, hinting that it won't be on the upcoming OnePlus 7.

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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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