Wireless charging


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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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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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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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. Since [...]

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IDAPT Universal Charger

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 to [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 a [...]

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I never used to understand the allure of wireless charging, but frankly I'm getting tired of the tangle of wires on my bedside table.  This RichardSolo iPhone Wireless Charging System could remove at least one wire from my tangle.  The charging case looks as sleek as any I've seen for iPhone, and it's available in [...]

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We covered the Everpurse iPhone charging purse back in 2012 when it was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Now the folks at Grand St. have teamed up with Everpurse and the designers of New York based Stitch Collective to create a new version of the handbag which offers a built in Lightning charger dock that [...]

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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 Fatboy [...]

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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 taken [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews, Wireless

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. [...]

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iPad stands are a dime a dozen right? Not the iPort line of iPad stands. They combine a special all-in-one charging case with a magnetic stand to offer convenient wireless charging. Until Apple decides to add Qi wireless charging features to their next-gen iPads, the iPort might be the next best thing. The case is Smart Cover [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

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 iOS [...]

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If your night table is cluttered with your alarm clock and some device as it charges, the Time & Wireless Charging Stations from Oregon Scientific could clear things up for you.  The standard model (right) also displays the indoor temperature and outdoor temp from one outdoor sensor (included).  It's also equipped with a non-magnetic charging [...]

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