The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the few devices that feature wireless charging built-in, which is a great and very convenient feature even with a reversible USB Type-C plug becoming the standard. However, the S8 seems to have some strange problems with it.
Many users are reporting that their various ... Read More »
Wireless charging has two major disadvantages when compared to standard wireless charging: charging speed and the fact that your mobile device needs to be positioned just right for the coils in the phone and charger to work together. In most standard puck-style wireless chargers, there’s ... 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 »
Battery life on phones continues to be a major issue, and while manufacturers aren’t using larger batteries, there are some interesting technologies to help ease charging. Some manufacturers have been using fast charging, which delivers more power to the phone by using a special wall adapter that regulates the power flow based on how much ... Read More »
Wireless charging is a great technology (that I miss so much ever since I switched to the Moto X Pure Edition), allowing you to charge without dealing with cables or worn out USB ports. Just place your phone on a wireless charging surface and you’re good to go. Unfortunately, using your phone means stopping wireless ... Read More »
I reviewed the TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount in March and I’ll admit I was pretty hard on it. I wanted it to be magical and it wasn’t. The convenience of having wireless charging in the car was not enough to get excited about when my Nexus ... Read More »
Samsung is no stranger to wireless charging, though for a long time it was an optional backing plate you could buy for some of the flagships. But now that its major flagships feature built-in wireless charging, the race for the best accessories is on.
Samsung has put up a product page for its new Fast ... Read More »
When shopping for a new phone, processor, screen size, battery life and camera quality are typically the most important specs to consider, but there are many who would argue that wireless charging should make the list as well. There are a handful of competing wireless charging standards, but Qi is currently leading the charge. Most ... 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 »
It tends to get pretty hot during the summer months, and for a phone charging in that type of environment, the heat can be too much to bear. As a result, Chevrolet has introduced a new feature in some of its 2016 model cars that could come in handy.
The feature is called “Active Phone ... Read More »