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 »
We all know the ups and downs of wireless charging. It’s an awesome technology that allows us to charge devices just by placing them on a special surface. Whether it’s our favorite home charger or the cubby inside of our Toyota (I love the inclusion of Qi chargers in cars), it’s so useful and easy.
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Wireless chargers, while very convenient, can be frustrating at times. Many chargers have their own way of centering a device on its lone charging coil, while others don’t include anything to center it at all. You’re left to carefully find the perfect spot where your device starts charging and make sure it doesn’t move from ... Read More »
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Charging from various sources has always been hit and miss. With our current high performance smartphones and large batteries, charging takes far too long from some USB ports. And with our phones dying after less than a day, it’s imperative that we get that charge as fast as possible. But how can you tell how ... Read More »
I’ve been fascinated by the idea of “wireless power” for awhile now. Shortly after the G1 was released, I attended a TED talk where Eric Giler walked the Android phone across the stage and demonstrated it charging without being plugged into anything. Fast forward to today, and while the WiTricity guys still aren’t ready, other ... Read More »