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Brando offers wood alarm clock with Qi charging and Bluetooth speaker

on Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The W2 QI Wireless Charging Wood from Brando is an attractive light wood clock that features a Bluetooth speaker with A2DP and Qi Wireless charging. Just place your Qi-enabled device on top of the clock and it will be charged and ready to go when you wake up in the morning. The wood clock displaysRead More…

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Swich wireless charger will make you want to switch to Qi charging

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

I am definitely a fan of wireless charging and worthy Kickstarter projects. In this case, the folks at Lutman Design have created the Swich, a very unique and innovative Qi charging stand that is currently seeking backing in its Kickstarter campaign that ends later this month. The Swich is constructed of a ceramic base and mount platform withRead More…

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Qi wireless charger + Car = I want

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Last week I posted an article about two of my Cummins Inc. co-workers who had integrated a Nexus 7 tablet into the dash of their vehicles. Since posting that article, I’ve become a little obsessed with figuring out a solution for my MINI Cooper that doesn’t involve replacing the stock radio or any other extreme modsRead More…

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Mobile Fun Samsung Galaxy S3 Qi Wireless Charging Back Cover review

on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

If you are a frequent visitor of The Gadgeteer, you’ll already know that I’m slightly obsessed with Qi wireless charging gadgets. I started using Qi a year ago with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I ended up testing a couple different docks and Qi patches until I ended up buying the Samsung OEM charging cover. SinceRead More…

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Reclaim your valuable desk space using the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

At one time or another throughout a day, desk space can easily become cluttered with gadgets galore sitting and charging (has anyone seen the mouse?). Rediscover the surface of your desk with the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi. When using this charger, you will use only a small amount of space to charge up toRead More…

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ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand review

on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Some people will scoff, but I love wireless charging. Not having to plug a micro USB cable into my phone every time I need to top off the battery is a hassle, when wireless charging is an alternative. Once you’ve experienced the luxury of simply placing your device on a flat charging pad or aRead More…

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RAVPower Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad review

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

I hate cable-clutter, and oh how I do love wireless charging. It is a shame Apple has not led the way in this technology, and it is one of the many reasons I have recently switched from the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy Note 3 w/Qi-enabled back cover. I have tried the Nokia 901 FatboyRead More…

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TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger review

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

I have had the opportunity to try many of the variety of Qi charging stands currently available – from the no-name flat plastic slab to the Brando stand to the Nokia 901 Fatboy pillow. While all get the job done and are nice enough, they are not very polished. The engineers at TYLT have takenRead More…

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Brando Wireless Charger w/Display Stand review

on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

I believe wireless is the future of charging our power hungry smart-devices. For those of us who already embrace this near hassle-free way of juicing up our devices, our choices of charger design is a bit limited. A majority of the chargers currently available are flat slabs of plastic that you lay your Qi-enabled device on.Read More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Hacking my Samsung Galaxy Note 2

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

I recently switched over to a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so that I could work on a review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch (review coming soon). In the past when I had tried to use phablets like the Note 2 and 3 as my primary device, I quickly gave up due to their size.Read More…

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Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow (DT-901) by Fatboy review

on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to see how the other side lived. I was a bit bored and tired of my iPhone 5, and after reading Julie’s review of the Note 3, I decided I wanted more screen real estate and to give Android a try. One of the features the iOSRead More…

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TYLT your phone for the best VU as you charge it

on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

If you have a Qi-compatible smartphone, you should check out the very cool VU charging stand from TYLT.  The stand has a soft-touch finish and holds your phone at a 45-degree angle as it charges, so it won’t ever get lost on your desk.  It comes with an AC adapter and promises to charge yourRead More…

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Qitah Wireless Charger rises above the competition

on Friday, October 25th, 2013

If you have a phone that has wireless charging capability, you might want to look at the Qitah Wireless Charger.  It lifts your device off the desk at a 40-degree angle that makes it easier to see.  The Qitah has a SmartGrip surface that prevents scratches on the back of your phone, too.  It’s availableRead More…

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Brando Wireless Power Bank 4800mAh review

on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

I like products that make my life easier and save me time, even if it’s only a couple seconds. The Wireless Power Bank 4800mAh from Brando ticks both of those boxes. It’s a wireless charger that uses Qi (pronounced “Chee”) inductive charging. Some of the latest mobile devices like the Nexus 7 2013 tablet andRead More…

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2 is better than 1 with Brando’s Dual Wireless Charging Pad

on Friday, September 20th, 2013

I’ve been a fan of Qi wireless charging for many months now. I bought Samsung’s wireless charging cover for my Samsung Galaxy S3 and have been using a Nokia charging dock on my night stand to turn my phone into my ultimate alarm clock (see related links listed below for more info on that topic).Read More…

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Prius will offer in-vehicle Qi wireless charging

on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with my recent gadget diary posts, you’ll know that I’ve been interested in wirelessly charging my Samsung Galaxy S3. After a couple different cradles and a custom ROM, I’m happily charging without wires using the Qi wireless charging standard. That’s why my interest was piqued when I heard the news thatRead More…