How to Add Qi-wireless Charging to an HTC One M8

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Qi wireless charging lets a smartphone owner place their phone onto a specially designed charging pad to start charging the phone wirelessly. There’s no need to plug it in thanks to “inductive charging.” Qi-enabled chargers create an electromagnetic field around the phone to send electricity to the phone’s Qi wireless receiver, and that converts that […]

Galaxy S5 Wireless Charging Cover Pre-Orders Start for May Release

This is the official Galaxy S5 wireless charging pad, but there are many options.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging back lets users charge the new phone by placing it on a compatible charger without fumbling for a cable or removing the small flap that keeps the Galaxy S5 water-resistant. Samsung announced Galaxy S5 wireless chargers at the event and put them up online before the phone hit store shelves, […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Wireless Charging Kit on Sale Ahead of Release

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 launch date is fast approaching, and later this week millions of consumers will be able to head into their local carrier of choice and get the new smartphone. This weekend though, ahead of the release, Samsung added tons of accessories to its online store for the brand new Galaxy S5, one […]

New Alliance Brings Universal Wireless Charging Into Perspective

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To date, the problem with wireless charging is that there are too many competing standards without a universal standard. As a result, phone manufacturers and carriers are taking sides, making it harder for consumers to choose the right standard and if they switch phones or carriers they would have to upgrade these wireless chargers for […]

Wireless Charging and the Sun to Power Apple’s Rumored iWatch

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In recent years, we’ve seen advancements in mobile processors, displays, and cameras on smartphones, but the common constraint that many mobile devices still faces is power consumption. So far, there hasn’t been tremendous improvements to battery technology or design, and that may be where the holy grail of mobile computing will lead manufacturers like Apple […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features List Suffers as Rumors and Reality Collide

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features are dropping as rumors cannot match reality.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features list takes another hit as rumors chip away at potential advances in the technology tucked inside the new Samsung smartphone. Samsung is reportedly a month away from launching the Galaxy S5 and is making the tough decisions about which Samsung Galaxy S5 features make the cut as executives dial in […]

Qi’s New Wireless Resonance Charging Could Give Smartwatches Big Boost

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While we saw the introduction of a few smartwatches in 2013, the efforts did not take off as expected due in part to high price points, complicated UIs, and anemic battery life. However, that could change this year if Qi’s new wireless resonance charging standard hits the market and wireless charging pads using the charging […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S View Flip Cover Arrives

This Galaxy Note 3 case includes a window to see notifications and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners can now enjoy the S View Flip Cover and wireless charging in the same package thanks to a $70 Galaxy Note 3 accessory. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S View Flip Cover is available direct from Samsung for any of the new Note 3 models adding a Qi […]

Will iWatch’s Proximity-Based Wireless Charging Make It to the iPhone 6?

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A new report out of China is suggesting that one of the killer features of Apple’s much rumored smartwatch could be the proximity-based wireless charging solution that the Cupertino, California company is designing for the iWatch. The device is now believed to be coming to the market in the fall of 2014, likely around the […]

AT&T Removed Wireless Charging from Lumia 1520 to Shore Up PMA

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It appears that Nokia’s decision to remove wireless charging from the version of the Nokia Lumia 1520 headed to users on AT&T was a decision actually made by the carrier. Allegedly, AT&T had Nokia remove internal wireless charging to shore up support for its own corporate backed charging standard. While AT&T hasn’t confirmed the move […]

Sony’s New Qi Wireless Charging Tech Could Charge a Phone in 1-Hour

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Sony is working on a new wireless charging technology based on the Qi standard that could shorten wireless charging time to as little as an hour. Sony is able to achieve these rapid charging times since the new wireless charging devices and accessories are able to use more current to charge phones and tablets. According […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Wireless Charger Review

Wirelessly charge the Galaxy S3.

For $13 it’s easy to add wireless charging to the Samsung Galaxy S3 without the need to buy a new back or give up the ability to use cases. After doing some digging I found a $13 Samsung Galaxy S3 wireless charging receiver that snaps into place on the Samsung Galaxy S3 underneath the existing […]

Duracell Powermat PowerSnap Kit Review: iPhone 5 Wireless Charging

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The Duracell Powermat PowerSnap Kit brings wireless charging to the iPhone 5 for those users who want an external battery for their phone and who absolutely hate using a Lightning cable. While the Qi standard spreads throughout the Android and Windows Phone ecosystem, iPhone users are left without an official wireless charging option, which is […]

DuPont Brings Wireless Charging to Your Kitchen Counter

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DuPont has joined the Power Matters Alliance in the hopes of becoming a player in the fast growing and changing consumer electronics market. The makers of chemical will soon deliver wireless charging to your kitchen countertops. DuPont is hoping to embed Power Matters Alliance wireless charging specifications into countertops made with its Corian material. “The […]

You Can Now Charge Your Samsung Galaxy S4 Without Wires

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 features wireless charging, perhaps the Galaxy Note 3 will as well.

After a lengthy wait, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit, which includes the Wireless Charging Pad and Wireless Charging Cover, has become available today for those that are seeking to charge their Galaxy S4 without wires. In March, Samsung announced the Galaxy S4. At the time, the company also announced a host of official […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit Expected in June

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit is now on sale, as expected.

Users looking take advantage of the wireless charging capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Samsung’s official accessories should be able to do so at some point in June with a retailer claiming that it expects stock to arrive in June. When Samsung first announced the new Samsung Galaxy S4, it introduced a number of […]