Wireless Charging

Apple AirPower is still MIA: This might be why

Apple AirPower is still MIA: This might be why

Apple's iPhone reveal event on September 12 played out mostly like we were expecting it to. Apple executives took the stage to debut a new Apple Watch and three new iPhones that all carry iPhone X branding, just as the rumors we heard in the weeks leading up to the event suggested they would. There was one product that notably missing from Apple's event, however: AirPower.

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Tesla Wireless Phone Charger will return with a price cut

Tesla Wireless Phone Charger will return with a price cut

Remember that Tesla-branded wireless charger that suddenly disappeared as quickly as it showed up? Apparently disappearing and reappearing is its most distinctive quality. The phone accessory reappeared on Tesla’s store only to disappear again after quickly selling out within hours. Now the lucky few who did get their mitts on one are being informed by the electric car maker that the charger is going back in stock with a major change, not in capacity but in price.

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mophie charge stream adds four new wireless chargers

mophie charge stream adds four new wireless chargers

It’s still not as common as some would like but wireless charging is finally becoming a staple on smartphones. The number of quality wireless chargers, however, still isn’t exactly that many either. And if you’re on the hunt for one that maximizes the wireless charging capabilities of any brand of smartphone, your choices are even fewer. But with mophie’s four new wireless chargers, like the vent mount, desk stand, powerstation wireless and powerstation wireless XL, you’re being promised you won’t need to go looking elsewhere.

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Tesla wireless phone charger launched and pulled on the same day

Tesla wireless phone charger launched and pulled on the same day

Just as its CEO couldn’t make up his mide about taking the company private or not, Tesla seems to also be undecided whether to launch its own Qi wireless charger for smartphones or not. It’s no hoax, unless it was intended to be a red herring. Tesla did put up such a Qi-compatible charging accessory on its online store only to quickly pull it out just as silently as it “launched” it. And, perhaps, that might be for the best after all.

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Tesmo Universe Book Review

Tesmo Universe Book Review

The Tesmo Universe Book is one of the strangest devices I've ever reviewed here with SlashGear. It's one of the strangest devices I've ever come in contact with, come to think of it. Not because it's particularly strange in its abilities, but because of the unique nature in which it's presented.

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Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung has a new wireless charger, and it's designed to recharge two devices simultaneously. Announced alongside the new Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Watch, the Samsung Wireless Charging Duo looks set to beat Apple's long-announced but still unavailable AirPower wireless mat to market.

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Logitech has a new wireless charging stand for your iPhone [Update]

Logitech has a new wireless charging stand for your iPhone [Update]

Though we've been seeing a lot of PC gaming accessories coming out of Logitech lately, today the company is shifting its attention back to smartphones. While we wait on Apple's own AirPower charging mat - which will be compatible with a variety of iOS devices - Logitech has launched a new wireless charging stand of its own. Dubbed POWERED, this new charging stand is primarily aimed toward folks using an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or an iPhone X.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo outed by Amazon ahead of launch

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo outed by Amazon ahead of launch

Almost everything that can be leaked about the Galaxy Note 9 has already been leaked, including some inkling of its price. Even its cases are already out in the open. There are, however, still two companions that continue to be shrouded in mystery: the Galaxy Watch and a new dual charging pad. But thanks to an error on Amazon’s part, we now have a confirmation and a set of images for the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo for Note 9 leaks, confirming Galaxy Watch

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo for Note 9 leaks, confirming Galaxy Watch

We're just a couple of weeks away from the expected debut of Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, but it seems we're already getting an early look at some accessories for the smartphone. The latest is a charging station called the Wireless Charger Duo, a device that appears to give Samsung owners their own version of Apple's long-awaited AirPower charger. Even better, a photo of the packing basically confirms the much-rumored Galaxy Watch wearable.

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau: no to wireless charging for now

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau: no to wireless charging for now

Although it may have had a few lapses here and there, OnePlus has tried hard to stay true to its commitment to “Never Settle”. That, however, may have ironically caused it to ironically miss out on some features that some of its own users ask for. Of course, there’s no pleasing everyone which is why OnePlus is putting its foot down on wireless charging, simply because, as CEO Pete Lau says in an interview, it just isn’t there yet.

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New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

A new Apple AirPods case could act as a portable wireless iPhone charger, a new rumor suggests, allowing the headphones to deliver an impromptu top-up when your smartphone is running low on power. The whispers come as Apple is believed to be busy trying to iron the lingering bugs out of AirPower, its yet-to-be-launched wireless charging pad.

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If iPhone X Plus has no cord, which Android will follow?

If iPhone X Plus has no cord, which Android will follow?

The next version of the iPhone will probably have a Lightning USB cord with USB-C on the other end - but after that? Imagine a world without cords. Now that we've got the ability to transmit power from one device to the other without cords, with wireless charging pads, what's left for reasons to keep cords at all? Surely only speed - since we can also transfer all the data we'd like with technologies like Bluetooth.

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