Qi

ikea-qi-chargers

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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qualcomm

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
dupont-1

This post brought to you by DuPont™ Corian®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. I believe that wireless charging is one of the best gadget features to be invented in the last few years and now DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface technology is taking this feature even further by integrating it [...]

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qi-recvr

Last month I published a news post making fun of a special wireless charging receiver for PMA style wireless chargers. I didn't see the point of such a device which seemed to offer no benefits over a regular USB cable because the adapter was so bulky and clunky. Then today Brando sent me news about a similar [...]

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lutman_swich-1

I love the ease and convenience of wireless charging. I have Qi charging pads and stands strategically placed throughout my world. They all get the job done but none are really all that noteworthy or eye catching. All are made of some sort of plastic varying in size, shape, and quality. Until recently that is. [...]

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aerelight

Last August Kathleen reviewed the TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, a small task lamp that used LEDs instead of traditional light bulbs. LEDs are very energy efficient, last longer than regular light bulbs and don't generate a lot of heat. Fast forward to now and we have the aerelight which features OLEDs instead of regular LEDs. What are [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
orico-hub

Have you jumped on the Qi wireless charging band wagon yet? If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for? Once you go wireless, you'll never want to plug in another micro USB cable into your phone again. Trust me. If you're lucky enough to have a smartphone that is Qi capable, the ORICO [...]

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tylt-vusolo-6

Now that Samsung, one of the world's most popular smartphone makers other than Apple, has decided to include Qi wireless charging capability in their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones, I think this means we're finally going to see Qi charging take off in a big way. I was an early adopter of wireless [...]

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ikea-qi-wireless-charging-line

IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.  You can read the entire press release at PRNewswire.  Check the IKEA website for availability information [...]

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tylt_vu-box2

I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

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choe-t513-5

I can't wait till the day when our smartphones have batteries that will last for a week or longer without needing a recharge. Hey I can dream can't I? Until that day comes (I'm not holding my breath), I will just make do with Qi wireless charging. Qi which is pronounced as chee, is a wireless [...]

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15-Watt-Wireless-Charging-Solution

I have just recently upgraded my phone to one that supports wireless charging and was excited to try it for the first time. I was going to purchase a five watt wireless charger until I came across a press release from Freescale Semiconductor about their 15 watt wireless charging solution. Their design will support faster, [...]

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airdock2_tech

The designers at Air Dock have recently introduced a new Indiegogo project for their second generation wireless charging car mount, the Air Dock 2.0. Like the original, the Air Dock 2.0 is a wireless car charger and dock for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Qi inductive charging technology. The Air Dock docking surface is made [...]

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tylt-chargers

The TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger that Dave reviewed earlier this year is still my favorite Qi charger. I ended up buying one after reading his review and have been happily using it with my LG G3 on my night stand next to my bed every night. I'm happy to report that TYLT has just announced [...]

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spire

I have a fascination with activity trackers. I'm definitely not an athlete, but I still enjoy tracking my steps and other fitness information as a way to monitor how active I am or usually how active I'm not. I've reviewed so many trackers that I've lost count and it seems that there's an announcement for [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
iphone6-qi

One of my must-have features whenever I'm shopping for a new phone is Qi wireless charging. This feature is becoming more common on Android smartphones, but Apple hasn't added it to their iPhones yet, even the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not have this handy feature. We've seen 3rd party covers [...]

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aukey-luna-1

Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I've become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn't have the ability to charge wirelessly, I'm not interested in using it as my primary device. Qi charging is so [...]

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samsung-galaxy-s5-s-view-charging-case-2

While sitting in Starbucks over the weekend, I noticed the gorgeous white phone and case belonging to the lady sitting at the next table.  It was so beautiful that I wanted to ask her what phone she had.  The case and phone were incredibly thin, and the cover had a window that showed the top [...]

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qistone-plus-wireless-backup-battery-2

The QiStone+ charger is described as the only truly wireless power bank.  The charger has a 4000mAh battery that can keep your phone or other Qi-chargeable device powered up during your day.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously with the QiStone+ charger - one wirelessly on the Qi transmitter on the top of the power [...]

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I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versions [...]

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