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Posts Tagged ‘Qi’

How to add wireless charging to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Wireless Charging Receiver

Apple embraced NFC with their contactless payment system on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but there’s one wireless standard that they’re still refusing to support: Qi wireless charging. If you’re looking for an easy way to add this helpful ability to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, then we have just the thing for you: a Qi Wireless Charging Receiver.

No more messy cables

The advantage of wireless charging is that you avoid the hassle and clutter of cables.  Instead of needing to plug a cable every time you want to charge and remove it when you’re done, all you need to do is place your iPhone on your Qi wireless charging pad and everything will happen automatically.

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver

Easy to install

The Wireless Charging Receiver is easy to install and works well with any case. All you need to do is plug one end into the Lightning cable, then fold the charging receiver behind your iPhone. Next, place your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into its case, with the wireless charging coil inside. The best iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus cases are those with an opaque back, so the wireless charging receiver is hidden from view.

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver

You’ll get the convenience of wireless charging, without any modifications to the internals of your iPhone. If you want to switch to traditional wired charging at any time, just unplug the charging coil to free up your Lightning port.

Coming soon to Mobile Fun

For more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product page linked below:

You might also want to see our range of Qi wireless charging pads, to use with your newly Qi-enabled iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus:

Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you make of this new accessory in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile if you’d prefer.

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:

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll happy to help you out. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and on Facebook at Love Your  Mobile. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good week!

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.

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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.

Conclusion

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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