Wireless Charging

Apple’s future iPhone may feature long range wireless charging

Apple’s future iPhone may feature long range wireless charging

Wireless charging seems poised to become the next big feature trend among mobile devices, with several existing smartphones already supporting different standards. But it seems that Apple is now preparing to add the technology to the iPhones and iPads we'll be seeing down the road, as a report from Bloomberg says the company is developing a solution that will allow not only wireless, contactless charging, but from a distance as well.

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A4WP, PMA rebrand to be called Airfuel Alliance

A4WP, PMA rebrand to be called Airfuel Alliance

You might think that wireless charging is convenient, easy, and simple and you might be right. At least to some extent. Behind the scenes, however, the market hasn't yet settled on a single wireless charging standard and probably never will. Especially since two out of three key players have banded together to rival a giant. And now they even have a new, single name that will help banish confusion and push a single brand. Starting today, the A4WP and PMA names are dead. Long live the Airfuel Alliance!

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Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Review: Speedy essential

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Review: Speedy essential

You can't knock Samsung's commitment to wireless charging. Having decided to embrace it in the latest Galaxy range, it went whole-hog, packing in both wireless types and, with the launch of the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, introducing a faster version too, with the promise of cutting almost an hour from regular wireless charging. Question is, does that make seventy bucks for a charging pad a worthwhile spend?

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Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices

Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices

A lot of attention these days is being lavished on batteries and charging, mostly because of how much we seem to be doing that every day. We're always on the lookout for better ways to power our devices, from improvements in the batteries themselves to alternative ways of charging. While the magical "charging from thin air" is still a far ways off, the technology that can pull not a rabbit but electrical energy from thin air enough to power senors might just be around the corner if Drayson Technologies' Freevolt is to be believed.

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Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

If you're sitting in front of a desktop computer right now, you most likely have your smartphone in front of you. If not, it is farther away, maybe on a shelf or at the end of the desk, charging. Either way, it just proves Samsung's point that your smartphone, and maybe its charging cables, are either too far from you to be useful or are cluttering up your desk. Thankfully, the Korean manufacturer's SE370 monitor, the world's first to have wireless charging built-in, is no available for pre-orders.

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WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

Wireless charging is upon us, and if you've finally picked up a device that supports the technology, you're likely in want of an adequate charging base. No one wants an ugly wireless charger sitting on the end table -- something embedded would be a better choice, as would a charger that doesn't, upon first glance, actually look like a charger. WallJax is one such example.

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New Canon Connect Station to have wireless charging

New Canon Connect Station to have wireless charging

Here's yet another way smartphones are influencing the digital photography world. At the Canon Expo 2015 this week, the famed camera maker gave a glimpse of what its next generation Connect Station will be like, which, to sum it up, will tout a bunch of wireless technologies. Wireless transfer of data is already a known feature of this accessory. The next version, however, will also be sporting wireless charging, definitely a rare feature, if not a first, for digital cameras, resembling the growing trend of wireless charging among mobile devices.

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Intel’s Skylake war on wires: Charging, displays, more

Intel’s Skylake war on wires: Charging, displays, more

Goodbye rats' nest of cables: hello Intel 6th-gen Core. Not satisfied with putting more grunt, better graphics, and lower power consumption into its latest chips, Intel is declaring renewed war on cables and ports with Skylake, envisioning a brave new world of no wires for displays, charging, or docking your laptop or tablet.

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Qualcomm reveals BMW i8 Formula E safety car with wireless charging

Qualcomm reveals BMW i8 Formula E safety car with wireless charging

It may have been a while since we've heard anything new about Qualcomm's Halo, the wireless car charging system. That's changed today, as the company has just announced its new official safety car for the second season of the FIA's Formula E Championship. The car, a BMW i8, has been outfitted with Qualcomm's Halo 7.2kW wireless charging system, said to be able to charge the vehicle's batteries in one hour.

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Aerelight’s OLED desk lamp offers wireless charging, lasts over 18 years

Aerelight’s OLED desk lamp offers wireless charging, lasts over 18 years

The idea of spending several hundred dollars on a desk lamp might not sound too enticing, but the new Aerelight A1 might have just the right combination of tech and design to make it worth it. The A1 boasts of two main features: it uses an ultra-thin OLED panel instead of traditional light bulbs, and it offers wireless charging for smartphones. This is all packaged in a thin, minimalist lamp with an aluminum frame that takes up very little desk space.

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Qualcomm reveals wireless charging for metal encased devices

Qualcomm reveals wireless charging for metal encased devices

Wireless charging is slowly becoming a staple feature in mobile devices these days, but not all mainstream flagship smartphones are able to take advantage of this technology. Some, like the HTC One M9, are prevented from adopting wireless charing because of their metal bodies. That will soon change, if Qualcomm has its way. The mobile chip maker has just announced a breakthrough in its WiPower wireless charging technology that will finally allow mobile devices with metal cases to take advantage of all that the technology has to offer.

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Samsung SE370 monitor can also charge your phone wirelessly

Samsung SE370 monitor can also charge your phone wirelessly

2K resolutions. 4K resolutions. Curved screens. These are just some of the technological advancements that have descended upon the humble computer monitor. Here's one more: wireless charging. What may seem at first a non sequitur when it comes to computer monitors actually offers the ultimate convenience and peace of mind of having your smartphone right in front of you, charging, but without the hassles of tangling cords or space-consuming docks. All while you sit back and relax with your movie or hunch over your keyboard and mouse for that high-octane PC game.

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