Wireless Charging

Apple’s cheapest new iPhone 5G likely looks like this

Apple’s cheapest new iPhone 5G likely looks like this

The least expensive way to purchase a "new" iPhone in 2020 will likely take the form of the device that's leaked today. The images you're about to see of this phone come from people who've attained CAD drawings of the iPhone - that means a few things. They likely know the position of the cameras, the microphones, the display, the buttons, and the overall size of each of these elements. They don't likely know the color or the exact nature of the corners or edges of some key elements.

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Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad is made for your iPhone and its friends

Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad is made for your iPhone and its friends

Remember the AirPower, one of Apple's embarrassments that will be forgotten in a few years? The failure of a first-party wireless charging mat opened the doors for accessory makers to try and fill in the gaping hole left by the canceled product. And to no one's surprise, such "alternatives" follow the same formula but just give it a different spin. Like Satechi's new Trio Wireless Charging Pad that will let you wirelessly charge one iPhone, one AirPods, and one Apple Watch and nothing more.

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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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OPPO showcases mobile innovation for 2020 and beyond

OPPO showcases mobile innovation for 2020 and beyond

It may be talking a lot about its vision to expand to new frontiers like networking, AR, and IoT but it's hard to deny that, at least for now, OPPO's main breadwinner is its smartphone business. 5G may be at the center of the company's plans but, until it becomes truly ubiquitous, consumers will experience the next-gen network standard primarily through smartphones. That's why at its inaugural INNO DAY 2019 event, OPPO not only reminded media about the things it has already done for the mobile industry, it also showed off the innovations that will be coming to its smartphones starting as early as this month.

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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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OPPO SuperVOOC boasts of super fast wired and wireless charging speeds

OPPO SuperVOOC boasts of super fast wired and wireless charging speeds

For all their power and capabilities, smartphones are severely limited by their batteries that, in turn, dictate how long they can remain useful in a day. Battery technology hasn't exactly progressed as fast as other components and, until the day it does, both consumers and manufacturers are at the mercy of band-aid solutions like power banks and fast charging. The latter is especially important for users that don't want to carry bulky banks but also want as little downtime as possible. To that end, OPPO is announcing three new flash charge technologies to alleviate the pain of hugging walls.

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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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Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Most smartphone companies seem to be competing on at least two fronts' displays and cameras, with especially the latter taking center stage in marketing and advertisements. Xiaomi is definitely no outlier but it is also giving due attention to other innovations and features. That includes one thing that few of the major OEMs dare to experiment. In the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G, that's the wireless charging that will be the fastest in the market, hopefully, while remaining just as safe.

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OtterBox reveals wireless charging system with stackable batteries

OtterBox reveals wireless charging system with stackable batteries

OtterBox, the company best known for its durable phone cases, has introduced its new OtterSpot Wireless Charging System with stackable, highly portable wireless charging pucks. The device opens the door for portable wireless charging, meaning there are no wires involved thanks to the OtterSpot Wireless Charging Batteries.

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Huawei Mate 30 could boast very fast wireless charging

Huawei Mate 30 could boast very fast wireless charging

Samsung has finally updated its smartphone charging capabilities, which means its competitors have to step up their game. With so much at stake, Huawei definitely has to put its best foot forward with the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. When it comes to charging, that might indeed be the case with a recent leak hinting that the embattled Chinese maker's next flagship phone will support the fastest wireless charging you can get in the market.

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Mophie’s AirPower-style wireless charging pads will actually go on sale

Mophie’s AirPower-style wireless charging pads will actually go on sale

Apple AirPower may have quietly been shelved before ever reaching the Apple Store, but now Mophie has a pair of wireless charging pads that promise to juice up two or three of your Apple devices simultaneously. The Mophie Dual Wireless Charging Pad and 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad aren't quite as elegant as the Qi pad Apple had in mind to make, but a strong mark in their favor is that you'll actually be able to buy them.

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