Wireless Charging

Nomad Wireless Hub charges five at the same time

Nomad Wireless Hub charges five at the same time

Our homes have become a jungle of cables, and not just because of the ones that sprout off your desktop computer. It isn’t uncommon for one household to have a small army of mobile devices and other contraptions that need to be recharged as well. Wireless charging can only do so much and not all devices support it. Nomad’s solution? Its new Wireless Charging Hub that can charge up to five devices simultaneously, one of them wirelessly even.

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Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power hands-on: Magnetic Charging Mouse Magic

Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power hands-on: Magnetic Charging Mouse Magic

Razer Mamba HyperFlux and Razer Firefly HyperFlux were the first devices announced to ship with the company's own wireless power technology this week. This week is CES 2018, a technology conference in which Razer is notorious for revealing several concept designs, if not products fully prepared for release throughout the forthcoming year. This wireless mouse and wireless power mousepad seem to be in the latter category.

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iPhone X wireless charging forces Powermat into Qi’s embrace

iPhone X wireless charging forces Powermat into Qi’s embrace

The iPhone X's embrace of Qi wireless charging has forced Powermat to concede that it would be the likely standard winner. Powermat, which offers its own wireless charging standard along with providing public charging pads integrated into counters and tables in locations like Starbucks, announced this month that it would join the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

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Belkin debuts iPhone X-focused wireless charging devices

Belkin debuts iPhone X-focused wireless charging devices

With CES 2018 kicking off next week, accessories maker Belkin has unveiled its latest lineup of wireless charging products. With Apple's new iPhone X and iPhone finally adopting wireless and fast-charging features, it seems Belkin's new solutions are aimed at these smartphones in particular. The products include four different charging pads, each available in several colors, and all support Qi-enabled devices.

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Avido WiBa is the Human Centipede of wireless chargers

Avido WiBa is the Human Centipede of wireless chargers

Just when you've thought the mobile world had figured out wireless charging pads, Avido comes up with a curveball. Today the company introduced its new WiBa dual-charging wireless power system. Yes, that's the full name of the device, but in fairness to Avido, there's good reason for such a long and convoluted name.

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Energous WattUp over the air charging gets FCC nod

Energous WattUp over the air charging gets FCC nod

Fumbling for charging cables and even charging pads could soon become a thing of the past. That is if Energous will be able to take advantage of the door that has just been opened for it. The company’s WattUp Mid Field Transmitter has just gotten the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, making it the first “power-at-a-distance” wireless charging tech to get the green light. Should actual commercial products get created from this tech, it could mean we’d be charging devices from as far as three feet away from the charger.

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Pikachu Charger is the most adorable way to charge your phone

Pikachu Charger is the most adorable way to charge your phone

Forget charging your phone with a cord; if it supports wireless charging, that's the way to go. It's convenient and, thanks to TeknFun's new Pikachu Wireless Charger, potentially adorable. The charger is designed to look like Pikachu lying on its stomach, the wireless charging surface residing on its back. The charger measures nearly 10 inches across.

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Galaxy S8 update broke fast charging for some users

Galaxy S8 update broke fast charging for some users

If you have a Galaxy S8, you probably had an update appear in the recent past; maybe you're even still postponing it until a more convenient time. If that's the case, you may want to wait a while longer, as some users who did update are reporting that fast charging no longer works. This applies to both the Galaxy S8 and the larger S8+.

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Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Wireless iPhone charging is about to narrow the performance gap with wired charging, with iOS 11.2 set to speed up the tech on the iPhone X and iPhone 8. The 2017 iPhone line-up was Apple's first attempt at wireless charging in its smartphones, opting for the Qi standard. However, while convenient, it did have some drawbacks compared to plugging in an old-fashioned Lighting cable.

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OnePlus explains why it still won’t do wireless charging

OnePlus explains why it still won’t do wireless charging

Apple’s plunge into the wireless charging fray has put the technology back into focus again. It has actually been around for quite a while now, even on some smartphones. But not everyone is keen on jumping on the bandwagon just yet. One of those is OnePlus, whose slogan of “Never Settle” seems to fly in their refusal to use the budding technology. Co-founder Pete Lau, however, explains that it’s exactly because of that it isn’t yet putting wireless charging features on its smartphones, present or future.

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Kurrent is an iPhone X charging physical alarm clock (for Galaxy S8 too!)

Kurrent is an iPhone X charging physical alarm clock (for Galaxy S8 too!)

There's a market out there for people who want to live in this touchscreen-heavy world whilst still slamming their hand on the top of a giant alarm clock. For those people, there's the Kurrent. This alarm clock works with an extremely simple user interface, a handful of physical buttons, ports for wired charging, and a Qi wireless charging pad. The last bit is optional - and quite obviously made to arrive just in time for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the rest.

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LG V30 boasts faster wireless charging thanks to IDT, Qi EPP

LG V30 boasts faster wireless charging thanks to IDT, Qi EPP

With Apple finally joining the fray, wireless charging technology is expected to get a rather significant boost in popularity and adoption in the months and years to come. That means it’s time for industry advocates and accessory makers to come out of hiding and try to market their products to the masses. That is exactly what LG and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) are trying to do by claiming that the LG V30 is the fastest wireless charging smartphone in the market.

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