Wireless charging has no real standard. Many might think Qi is a standard, but it’s simply one method of wireless charging among many others. I own a wireless charger, but it’s a Palm Touchstone and won’t work with any Qi devices. A few big companies have been supporting various methods, but we’re getting closer and ... Read More »
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Can we just stop with the exclusives already? The best thing to be said about today’s news is that at least it’s not from AT&T again. The bad news is that only the Verizon version of the LG G2 will feature wireless charging. We’re a bit shocked that this feature wasn’t included in all the ... Read More »
If you’ve been trying to decide on whether to buy a Nexus 4 on a payment plan from T-Mobile, there’s no better time than now. For a limited time, each purchase of a white 16GB Nexus 4 comes with a wireless charger, a $60 value.
When the Nexus 4 first launched, it was much cheaper ... Read More »
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Even as wireless charging is becoming a popular feature for devices to have, there’s still a huge problem with consistency in wireless charging technologies. An industry standard technology hasn’t yet been set so you have to be very careful about buying a wireless charger as it could be a different technology that doesn’t work with ... Read More »
After months of waiting, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now on Google Play. According to the product page, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger weighs 130g and measures 76pi x 53.05(T) (mm). While Qi inductive chargers are technically compatible with Qi certified devices like the Droid DNA or the Nokia 920, the angled surface and ... Read More »
This week Toyota announced their 2013 Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle available in the world that offers in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled mobile phones and devices. The frugal ones among us might go with a $10 wired charger in our cars, but the $45k Avalon Limited would be a pretty cool way to ... Read More »
The upcoming Nexus 4 is rumored to include wireless charging, and today a supposed picture of the charging pad leaked out. The photo was first posted on Phone Arena who admits this could be an elaborate fake, but we thought it looked pretty cool and it was worth sharing. Google will announce ... Read More »
What happens when some of the world’s leading electronics companies get together to promote a wireless power standard? So far, not much. Over 100 companies joined up to form the Wireless Power Consortium and promote a universal standard called Qi, but it has failed to take off.
A handful of Verizon phones actually ... Read More »
Wireless charging isn’t anything new for Android, but the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III may be the first device to include the feature right out of the box. DDaily is reporting that Samsung is working on its own patented wireless charging system for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which uses a magnetic induction wireless charging ... Read More »
The technology for wireless charging has been around for decades, but we haven’t seen it in many phones yet because the industry could not agree on a universal standard. Just like many companies decided to adopt micro USB for wired charging, they have now agreed to go with Qi (pronounced “chee”) as the international standard ... Read More »