Imagine an iPhone case that charges your phone with solar power, is compatible with industry standard wireless charging and looks good while protecting your iPhone. If that sounds like your kind of case, the SolMate iPhone case is a KickStarter project you should back right now, before the backing closes and you have to wait […]
While the Motorla Droid 4 is essentially a Droid RAZR with a slightly smaller screen and a physical keyboard, it does have an extra feature that Verizon hasn’t spent much time talking about. The Droid 4 has an option to charge wirelessly via inductive charging, as long as you’re not afraid to spend some extra […]
Apple may be adding the magsafe connection, found on Apple notebooks, to the iPad in future versions. Patents found by Patently Apple revealed this news and a patent win for touch sensitive technology that helped set the iPhone and iPad apart from the rest of the pack. Apple routinely files patents in order to protect innovations, an […]
The folks at Patently Apple have dug up another crazy Apple patent. This time it’s for an inductive charging solution, but definitely don’t call it wireless. Meanwhile, wireless power developer WiTricity has posted a new demo of their truly wireless system that shows us how a battery-free Mac system could work.
The Wireless Power Consortium launched an independent testing lab so that your future iPhone or Android phone might truly become wireless, even when you charge the device. I can’t wait for inductive charging to become the norm, rather than a futuristic dream for all of my gadgets. The new lab provides an independent third-party to […]
Apple is already working hard to cut the cord between your iPhone and your computer with iOS 5, but that’s nothing compared to what we might see on when new iPhone models arrive in 2012. Details are scarce, but we believe Apple may be working on wireless or express charging for future iPhone models. We are still covering […]
Texas Instruments is making its Qi-compatible wireless charging chips smaller. According to the company, the chips are 80 percent smaller than the current generation chipsets and this would help to make wireless charging a feature on various consumer electronic devices, including smartphones, digital cameras, portable gaming consoles, tablets, and other gadgets. Here are some of […]
Amidst the many announcements about new phone releases and platform updates from CTIA, the LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad is easy to miss. The new phone charging product from LG promises to help users lose the wires with a variety of innovative features. The device looks like sleek addition to any mobile set-up and comes […]
At Mobile World Congress, Fulton was showing off its inductive wireless charging solution, which will be inter-operable with other devices thanks to its reliance on the Qi wireless charging standard introduced by the Wireless Power Consortium. Handset makers such as Motorola, LG, and HTC have all signed on, so if you have a Motorola phone […]
Friday, in a small hospital in Northwest Ohio something amazing happened. It’s not a new treatment for some illness, but it is something that just 2 years ago would have been impossible — I grabbed the charger for my Motorola Droid to charge up my mom’s LG feature phone. Rather than use the proprietary connectors […]
Amy thinks she needs one. I barely need a wired charging station. Hear what she has to say and let us know which category you fall into.
Personally, I don’t think the current state of wireless chargers are really worthwhile. Placing your device on another device seems no more convenient to me than plugging it in to another device, or at least not worth the extra cost. However, this hack turning a Palm Pre Touchstone charger into a magnetic car mount has […]
Dell is getting into the wireless charging and wireless connectivity business with the release of the Latitude Z. The Z comes with a magnetic inductive stand that works with the power coils in the base of the notebook to charge the device up, supposedly in the same amount of time as it would if the […]
GBM reader Harv asked us to take a closer look at the PowerMat Wireless charging system and being the tech junkies we are, we were more than happy to oblige. What we saw at CES 2009 Unveiled was just a scratch on the surface of a technology that inductively shocked us (pun intended). Not only […]