Apple has the MFi program for approving iOS device accessories. One might say that the program is designed more to earn money and control accessory sales more than keep accessory quality high, but that’s an entirely different issue. The result is a consistently high level of quality and function for Apple-certified accessories.
Google looks to be planning ... Read More »
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge is currently the most popular quick charging system to be included on modern Qualcomm-powered devices, as well as a system that breaks USB Type-C specifications. While USB Power Delivery is a standardized way of quickly charging a device while complying with USB spec, Quick Charge is a lot more popular ... Read More »
Google has updated the Android Compatibility Definition Document with a new clause about USB charging methods over USB Type-C. The company strongly recommends not using proprietary charging methods that modify Vbus voltages.
It’s no secret that USB Type-C has brought with it many problems. Non-standardized cables, missing resistors, and standard-breaking quick charging have all caused ... Read More »
Portable chargers are great. They can really save the day when you’re on the go and your device’s battery is low. I can’t get enough of them. But one of the biggest annoyances I have with portable battery packs it that they need charging, too. It’s one more thing you need to plug in at ... Read More »
With batteries getting bigger and smartphones getting more power hungry, battery life isn’t making any big leaps forward. We’re still stuck with day-long battery life, sometimes less. This is where quick charging has really helped us getting through a long day.
It’s rumored that the unreleased Oppo Find 9 will be able to ... Read More »
Xiaomi is a company that’s made itself a name not just in smartphones, but also in accessories. The company offers a wide variety of accessories and accompaniment devices for smartphones and has garnered positive feedback for its Powerbank portable charging packs. Xiaomi is now launching a new variety, the Mi Powerbank Pro, which ... Read More »
Wireless charging is about convenience and nothing else. It’s about not having to find the charging cable and not having to make sure you’re plugging the cable in the right way (though USB Type-C does solve this). It’s about your mobile device having its own little happy place on your desk or in your car where ... Read More »
Lumsing, the mobile charging accessory manufacturer, has graciously offered to work with us here at Android and Me to give away three (3) Lumsing Harmonica Style 16000mAh Portable Chargers this fantastic holiday season. I love charging accessories. I can’t get enough of them. They are just so handy to have around, especially if you’re an on-the-go ... Read More »
TYLT is easily one of the most talked about charging accessory manufacturers due to their innovative designs and high quality products. However, if you’ve read any of our reviews, our most common and only real complaint is the price. There are much cheaper charging accessories out there, but they may be made with questionable quality.
Well, once ... Read More »
Wireless charging is a great technology, and one that I use everywhere I go. I have a charger at home and in the car, and I don’t plan on going back to cables. But there are a few drawbacks to wireless charging, like charging speed and the inability for metal devices to charge wirelessly. The ... Read More »