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Posts Tagged ‘Qi’

Add Qi wireless charging to the OnePlus One and other Android phones

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

There are two types of phones in the world: phones with Qi wireless charging built in, and those without. Thankfully though, you can add wireless charging pretty easily. Just pick up a Qi wireless adapter that’ll sit behind your phone, inside your case, and you’ll get the benefits of wireless charging without needing a special case.

enCharge Universal Qi Wireless Charging Adapter    enCharge Universal Qi Wireless Charging Adapter - Micro USB Port B

There are two different kinds of wireless charging adapters available, depending on the orientation of your phone’s microUSB port. If your microUSB port has the wide side at the bottom and the narrow side at the top, you’ll need the standard version. If it’s the opposite – wide top, narrow bottom – then you’ll need the inverted version.

Standard orientation

Inverted orientation

The OnePlus One requires an inverted connector. Other phones compatible with the Type B include the Google Nexus 5, the HTC One M7 and M8, and almost every other HTC smartphone. For a full list, see the compatibility tab on the inverted version product page.

Almost all other phones use a standard orientation microUSB port, including nearly all Samsung, Sony, Motorola and LG phones. For the full list (and it’s a long one!) see the compatibility tab on the Standard version product page.

To place your order and to see more information, please visit the product pages linked below:

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aircharge KONCEPT combines Qi wireless charging and a desk lamp

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Here’s something new: a Qi wireless charging enabled desk lamp called the Aircharge Koncept. The idea is quite sound; replacing two dedicated devices with a single, beautiful device. And the Koncept is nothing if not gorgeous, with a sleek modern design that fits rather nicely with the smartphone that’ll be nestling on top of it.

The Koncept is made up of three hinges, allowing light to be distributed wherever you like. The LEDs used here provide high-efficiency energy, producing light without much heat or other waste.

The wireless charging follows the Qi standard, meaning you’ll have instant compatibility with a range of phones from Google and Nokia which have wireless charging built in. You can also add wireless charging to most phones, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy devices, Sony phones and some additional Nokia Lumias. For more information, visit our Wireless Charging Guide.

The Koncept is a pretty cool concept, don’t you think? It’s available for pre-order right now from Mobile Fun.

For more information on this charger-lamp combo, check out the product page below:

Thanks for checking out the article! Let us know what you think of the Koncept in the comments below, or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun.

Wireless charging on the iPhone 5S just got more awesome

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Qi iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Wireless Charging Receiver

Wireless charging is awesome. iPhones are awesome. Let’s combine these two awesome things with one more awesome thing: a Qi Wireless Charging Receiver for the iPhone 5S, 5C and 5.

The ‘Wireless Charging Receiver’ sounds kind of complicated, but it’s really not. It’s just a little bit of coiled wire, sitting in a sealed plastic strip with a Lightning connector on the end. Once you plug this into the iPhone’s Lightning port, you can wirelessly charge your iPhone.

Of course, just having a random packet of coiled wired attached to your iPhone isn’t ideal. So what you can do is plug it in, then fold it behind the phone (next to the Apple logo on the back). Then you can put on a case of your choice, hiding the cable away but keeping your wireless charging capabilities.

This is a really nice way of doing things, because you can choose a case you like (or already own!) instead of being forced to choose a specific wireless charging case. And when you want to use the Lightning port, it’s simple to unplug the adapter and plug it back in when you’re done.

Of course, for wireless charging to work you do need a source of wireless power. This adapter and all of our charging pads are on the Qi standard, so any of these wireless charging pads will do the trick. You can find flat pads for your bedside table, stands for your desk and car holders for your automobile. It’s a pretty comprehensive system and it works well.

Interested in this Qi adapter for the iPhone 5S? For more information, including live ability and pricing information, visit the product page linked below:

I hope you find this useful! For more great accessories, stay tuned to the Mobile Fun blog.

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Top 5 Qi Wireless Charging Pads

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Wireless charging is really hitting its stride, with more phones and accessories appearing all the time. Today we’re going to have a look at five of the best Qi wireless charging pads on the market. If you want to know more about how wireless charging works, check out our Guide to Wireless Charging.

5. Adata Elite CE700 Qi Wireless Charging Stand

Samsung Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Case and Stand    Samsung Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Case and Stand

ADATA are well known for their line of dependable hard drives and accessories, but they’re also dipping their toes in the emerging wireless charging market. Their first Qi wireless charging pad has a cool folding design, allowing for both stand and pad modes.

4. Trident Qi Wireless Charging Cup Holder

ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White    ASUS Premium Cover for Nexus 7 2 - White

The Trident Qi Cup Holder is a novel idea, transforming the cupholders found in pretty much every car into a safe space for your charging smartphone. The Cup Holder works as well on a desk as in cars, too. A secondary USB port means that you can charge other devices even if they don’t have Qi wireless charging capabilities.

3. Qi Wireless Charger (with EU plug)

Qi Wireless Charger With EU Plug - White/Black    Qi Wireless Charger With EU Plug - White/Black

This is the least expensive wireless charging pad on Mobile Fun at the moment. It comes with a European plug, but you can easily use it with any existing UK AC adapter. The pad is simple but effective, with a no-frills monochrome design.

2. Qi-Tone Alarm Clock Bluetooth Speaker with Qi Charging

Qi-Tone Alarm Clock Bluetooth Speaker - Dark Wood    Qi-Tone Alarm Clock Bluetooth Speaker - Dark Wood

This all-in-one device combines a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, a temperature sensor and – yes – a wireless charger. It’s an ideal bedside companion, wirelessly charging your phone while you sleep. The speakers inside are surprisingly loud, and the LED display is nicely visible at night without being too bright.

1. Tylt Vu Qu Wireless Charging Stand

TYLT VU Qi Wireless Charger - Black    TYLT VU Qi Wireless Charger - Black

The Tylt is definitely the most stylish Qi wireless charger on the market, with an elegant slim design that really stands out. You phone will sit at a comfortable angle on the charger, allowing you to see incoming notifications or watch a film while you’re charging. A premium Qi wireless charger for the style-conscious connoisseur.

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What do you think of our suggestions? Let us know in the comments below, and remember to check out our full range of Qi wireless chargers here. Thanks for reading and have a good one!

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The ultimate Qi wireless car dock

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Air Dock Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount and Holder - Black    The Air Dock Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount and Holder - Black

Wireless chargers are getting increasingly popular, but the vast majority that we see are desk docks. Today, we’re unveiling something different: a Qi wireless dock for your car. The Air Dock combines a wireless charger and a car holder to produce a brilliant two-in-one accessory. Let’s take a closer look.

The Air Dock has a bold streamlined look. Instead of the traditional heavy clasps holding your phone in place, there’s just a simple pad. This  micro-suction foam pad holds your phone in place, helped by magnets inside. This means you can just place your phone on the pad, and immediately it will be held into place, without the fuss of squeezing into a clip. Picking up your phone is similarly quick and easy.

Once installed, the Air Dock begins charging your phone immediately. The Qi wireless charger inside is compatible with a wide range of phones from Google and Nokia, and many other phones – including Samsung Galaxy phones and iPhones – can be charged wirelessly using a wireless charging case or cover. For more information on how wireless charging works, check out our guide to wireless charging.

Otherwise, the Air Dock ticks all the boxes that you’d expect. The suction cup mounting allows you to affix the car holder to your dashboard or windscreen, or even your desk at the office. The  car holder can also rotate, allowing you to find the perfect angle and position for your phone.

The Air Dock is a solid car charger and car holder, and should prove quite popular with owners of wireless charging capable handsets. For more information and photographs of the Air Dock, please visit the product page linked below:

You can also see our full range of Qi wireless chargers here. Thanks for visiting the blog and have a good week!

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