wireless charging Stories March 29

Wireless charging has a very long history, and one that almost entirely doesn’t involve the iPhone. Rather, hardware from Android OEMs, including Google itself in the past, has long been the place to find this feature if you want it. In its need to compromise, however, the Mountain View company decided wireless power wasn’t its top priority with the Nexus 5X and 6P, and that continued with the debut of the Pixel and Pixel 2. Now, I’m hoping it’s time for wireless to make a comeback.

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wireless charging Stories December 27, 2017

Energous gets FCC approval for first distance charging system ahead of CES demo

While contact-based wireless charging can be handy, the true holy grail is long-range charging – allowing all products to be automatically charged anywhere in a room. We’re not quite there yet, but Energous has been working on the technology for some time now, and has just announced an important step along the way.

The company has received the first ever Federal Communications Commission for power-at-a-distance charging …

wireless charging Stories October 13, 2016

LG’s new 15W wireless charger is almost as fast as your wired quick charger, goes on sale this month

One of my favorite smartphone features over the years has been wireless charging. There’s simply nothing that’s more convenient, but nonetheless, we’ve been seeing fewer and fewer devices embracing the technology as of late. One big reason for that may be wireless charging’s biggest flaw – speed.

wireless charging Stories June 14, 2016

Wireless charging, while not as popular as it once was, is still one of the coolest features you can get on any smartphone. Qi wireless charging is the current dominant standard, but it appears — according to Korean reports — that LG is hoping to ditch that option for another in one of their upcoming devices.

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wireless charging Stories October 15, 2015

Official LG V10 wireless charging covers in testing

Like the LG G4, the LG V10 ships without wireless charging built in to the cover as standard. But, like the G4, it does support Qi-standard charging and you’ll need to buy a cover to make it work.  LG hasn’t mentioned anything publicly so far, but a “low power receiver” accessory made by LG has shown up in the Wireless Power Consortium’s filings (spotted by etnews), confirming that the Korean tech company is working on a Qi receiver…

wireless charging Stories October 14, 2015

Last week, Fonesalesman — the company behind the LG G4 PWRPatch I showed you recently — announced that it is launching a side table with a built in Qi-standard wireless charging unit called FurniQi. It’s made from  sustainable bamboo, and is designed to remove the usual clutter associated with having wireless chargers lying around on surfaces, and I unboxed it and built it…

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