I'm about to set up a new home office so, naturally, I visited my local IKEA for inspiration and ideas. And, I'm also keen to get the new iPhone X when it's available later this year (yeah, I know it's expensive and all that but I'm entrenched in the iOS ecosystem and it's so shiny and new). Show More Summary
Apple’s three new iPhones are the first ones to feature wireless charging out of the box. That means you don’t have to buy a separate iPhone case to enjoy a feature that some Android devices have had for years. For the time being, the...Show More Summary
A startup wants to charge your new iPhone just by being nearby.
Genuinely wireless charging could be on the way according to one manufacturer that says its tweaked Qi charging. It would mean an end to having to line up devices on a ‘wireless’ pad. The Pi charger, expected to ship next year for under $200, can reportedly charge up to four or five devices at once. Show More Summary
One of the most important features on the new iPhones is called wireless charging. What that means is that instead of plugging your iPhone 8, you can place it on a charging pad. It looks like this: This has lots of people asking: Why is wireless charging a big deal? Palm and Android smartphones have had wireless charging since 2009. Show More Summary
The Silicon Valley start-up Pi says they have found a way to charge phones and tablets by simply placing the devices near its cone-like charger. If the company’s claims are true, the Pi charger would be the world’s first contactless charger. Show More Summary
What are the best wireless chargers for Galaxy Note 8? If you ask Apple, wireless charging is the latest and greatest feature for smartphones — and one that Samsung has been perfecting on its line of Galaxy phones since 2014. Samsung's...Show More Summary
Pi can wirelessly charge devices located up to one foot away - so you can use and charge them at the same time.
Geoffrey Fowler, writing for The Wall Street Journal: The virtues I see in the iPhone 8 are niche: I’m glad you don’t have to spend $1,000 to get an improved camera and processor and even wireless charging, if that matters to you. But...Show More Summary
At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.
While the iPhone 8 and iPhone X support the older Qi standard for wireless charging using a pad, both devices are also compatible with longer-range resonant induction charging – which works without direct contact with a pad. Resonant...Show More Summary
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the fastest phones ever, take draw-dropping photos and finally offer wireless charging, but the Plus is the one to buy.
Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, too
With the news that Apple's latest iPhones are going to support wireless charging, the tech is back in the spotlight, but it still has its limitations. You still need to find a powered mat or disc to put your phone down on, it's not easy to charge several devices at once and it's not easy to use them while they're being charged. Show More Summary
While there have been numerous attempts to enable wireless charging in mobile devices, the closest we’ve come to a market-ready solution is Qi charging, which still requires you to either have a specially designed phone or case, as well as a pad on which to place your handset. Show More Summary
Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.
Despite Apple finally releasing phones with wireless charging, the technology has actually been around for several years. And the fact is, charging via a pad is still kind of a pain -- you can't really use them when they're being charged and you either need a charging pad for every device or one ginormous pad for all of your devices. Show More Summary
Wireless charging isn’t new — but with the new iPhones picking it up as a feature, it’s about to get a huge boost in visibility. But wireless charging is still pretty limited, particularly in terms of where your device can be while pulling a charge. For the most part, “wireless charger” means “a pad you sit your device directly on”. Lift your phone a… Read More
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.