Qi

Even though my Nexus 6P doesn't have wireless charging, I'm still a huge fan of the oh so convenient method of charging called Qi. If I was shopping for a new monitor AND my phone was Qi capable, I'd be seriously interested in the new AOC P2779VC 27 inch monitor. The P2779VC features a Plane [...]

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I really like my Nexus 6P, but I sure do wish it had wireless charging capability. USB Type-C charging is fast, but I miss the convenience of dropping my phone on a wireless charging pad like Belkin's new Boost Up wireless charging pad. The Boost Up's 15W transmitter coil can charge smartphones up to 3 [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

While each generation of smartphone squeaks a bit more life out of the battery than the last, many of us still find ourselves having to recharge our phones throughout the day. There have been several times when my phone's battery was low and I would begin to charge it, only to discover I needed to [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

I've talked about my love of Qi wireless charging many times over the years and I have been worried that the technology is being phased out before it ever really got started. Smartphone makers like Motorola who were among the first to add this feature to their flagship phones a few years ago are no longer [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

When I switched from the LG G3 to the Nexus 6P last fall, I knew I'd be giving up a couple features that I had been enjoying for years with the LG G3 and previous smartphones - a microSD card and most of all, wireless charging. With the 6P's USB-C fast charging, the lack of [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

I have been obsessed with wireless charging ever since I got my Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone.  Cutting myself loose from charging cables is a wonderfully freeing experience, and I honestly think that wireless charging is going to be the future and all sorts of surfaces around the house, restaurants, and the office will be wireless [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews

Ever since purchasing my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ I have enjoyed the benefit of rapid charging.  I can charge my phone for 30 min using the rapid charger that came with the phone and get 50% in battery capacity.  The problem is that I have to use the charger that came with the phone to [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

Whenever I proclaim my love for wireless charging, there are people who make fun of me asking if I am too weak or lazy to plug in a USB cable like the rest of the world. I know that using a cable isn't difficult or a huge hardship, but once you start using wireless chargers [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

There have been many wireless cases, which add the ability to phones or tablets built without a charging system, but the folks at Luxa2 removed the case, and thus, freed up the idea of wireless charging for everything.  I've been interested in wireless charging, just hearing the smack-talk from all the users of non-iPhones here [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews

I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone.  I did so for many reasons but one of the main reasons was the rapid charging and wireless charging abilities built into the phone.  I don’t have to buy an extra bulky case to go around the phone to give me the wireless charging ability, it’s [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

I'm a latecomer to the world of wireless charging. I've been doing just fine plugging in my phone when necessary; however, it has always been in the back of my mind to give wireless charging a try. So when the Choetech 3-Coils Wireless Iron Stand Charger was available to review, I was eager to check [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Wireless

Have I said how much I despise cables? They're everywhere! So any type of device that reduces the number of wires in my life is something that draws my attention, like the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank. This is a Qi wireless charger that is also a 10400 mAh battery so [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Earlier in the year, we told you that Ikea had announced a line of Qi wireless chargers, some of which would be incorporated into their lamps and furniture.  Those chargers are available for purchase now.  They have some stand-alone chargers, like the single Nordmarke (above, left, $28) and the triple Nordmarke (lower left, $65).  They [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRy6uTpyAvw Whether you are interested in wireless charging, remote control cars or Formula E race cars, you'll have to admit that this video promoting Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging technology is very cool. The video shows driver Lucas di Grassi in a Formula E race car racing against a tiny remote controlled replica that uses Qualcomm's [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News