Wireless Charging

Nokia gets Windows Phone 8 fever: Lumia 920 and 820 wrap-up

Nokia gets Windows Phone 8 fever: Lumia 920 and 820 wrap-up

We've been at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event all morning, and the event has given us plenty to talk about. Most important is the reveal of the Nokia Lumia 920, which many figured was going to be officially announced at this event. The Lumia 920 is here at last, and it's definitely worthy of being called Nokia's new flagship device. Naturally, we managed to get some hands-on time with it, and we were pretty pleased with what we saw.

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Nokia Lumia accessories and wireless charging hands-on

Nokia Lumia accessories and wireless charging hands-on

Nokia's new Lumia 920 may have stolen the show this morning while they announced a few new handsets, but the accessories Nokia brought to the market along with their new phones deserve a quick look too. We have wireless charging in multiple ways, NFC speaker docks from JBL and more so check them out below along with some hands-on and first impressions.

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JBL Power Up wireless speaker hooks up with Lumia 920

JBL Power Up wireless speaker hooks up with Lumia 920

Nokia has revealed a new speaker dock for the Lumia 920, the JBL Power Up wireless speaker, which can pair and stream with the Windows Phone 8 handset without wires. Unveiled alongside the Lumia 920 in NYC this morning, the JBL dock uses a combination of Bluetooth and NFC to pair and stream music, but can also recharge your phone while it's playing.

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Nokia Fatboy charging pillow revealed for wireless Lumia 920 juicing

Nokia Fatboy charging pillow revealed for wireless Lumia 920 juicing

Nokia has partnered with Fatboy on a wireless charging "pillow" for the new Lumia 920, a compact docking platform to rejuice your Windows Phone 8 handset. Meanwhile, Nokia has also partnered with Virgin Atlantic, Coffee Bean, and Tea Leaf, which will see the "pillow" included in Virgin lounges and embedded into tables at the drinks chains.

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Nokia teases wireless charging for new Windows Phone 8 Lumias

Nokia teases wireless charging for new Windows Phone 8 Lumias

Nokia has apparently declared war on charger cables, with a new Windows Phone 8 teaser video hinting that tomorrow's Lumia range won't require a nest of wires in order to rejuice. The brief video, which you can see after the cut, shows a bundle of different cords - including USB, Firewire and more - in what often seems like their default state (tangled and messy), being thrown away by a smug looking woman.

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Nokia Lumia wireless charging pad leaks

Nokia Lumia wireless charging pad leaks

An image of Nokia's wireless charging pad for the upcoming Lumia Windows Phone 8 refreshed range has leaked, seemingly confirming that not only the flagship model will support cable-free recharging. Shared by evleaks, and coming only hours after whispers that the Lumia 920 PureView would have wireless charging, the image shows a roughly phone-sized puck onto which the handset drops.

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Nokia Lumia 920 tipped for wireless charging but just 8MP PureView

Nokia Lumia 920 tipped for wireless charging but just 8MP PureView

Nokia's Lumia 920 PureView Windows Phone 8 handset, expected to be unveiled officially in New York on Wednesday, will feature wireless charging and an 8-megapixel camera, according to new leaks. The flagship device, press photos of which apparently leaked late last month, will support the Qi wireless power standard according to The Verge's sources, for easier recharging.

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TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

Wireless phone and tablet charging without the bulky case compromise could be in the pipeline if TDK Corporation has its way, revealing the slimmest wireless power transfer coil unit to-date. It may look like the tiniest underfloor heating system in the world, but in fact the 0.57mm thick panel promises to get your future smartphone or tablet rejuiced simply by slapping it down onto an inductive pad.

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Apple wins patent for inductive charging station

Apple wins patent for inductive charging station

Apple has been granted a batch of patents today by the US Patent and Trademark Office---27 new patents to be exact. PatentlyApple dug up the details on these patents, pointing out some of the more notable ones including an inductive charging station for handsets as well as iOS scrolling, rotating, and scaling on a touchscreen display.

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Samsung Galaxy S III modded for Touchstone charging

Samsung Galaxy S III modded for Touchstone charging

The last time we saw the Touchstone was for a modification involving the Nokia Lumia 800. That saw an enterprising modder hack the charging mechanism, enabling power to flow wirelessly when the phone was set down on the Touchstone. Will the same trick work with the Samsung Galaxy S III? As it turns out, yes. Samsung promised wireless charging at the Galaxy S III event back in May, but it’s a long way off yet, so one owner decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Wireless charging is still a cumbersome affair, requiring separate cases and adds-ons to make the magic happen. That’s still a problem with Powermat’s new products, but the company is trying to make things easier in remote locations with the Wireless Power Nation initiative. In addition to the new charging case and portable battery backup, the company will be integrating power mats into different locations.

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Samsung and Qualcomm form the Alliance for Wireless Power

Samsung and Qualcomm form the Alliance for Wireless Power

It might not quite as exciting as The Avengers initiative, but Samsung and Qualcomm are committed to bringing wireless charging to the masses. The two companies have announced the formation of the Alliance for Wireless Power, a group dedicated to promoting wireless power across the globe, as well as develop new products using the technology.

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