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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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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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ZENS Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Furniture

Friday, April 4th, 2014

ZENS Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Furniture - EU Mains    ZENS Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Furniture - EU Mains

Wireless charging offers a slightly more convenient way of charging your phone, eliminating the hassle of plugging and unplugging. So far we’ve mostly seen Qi wireless chargers that sit on top of desks, some of which serving as a stand as well. Today, we’ll be looking at something rather more streamlined – a wireless charging pad that sits inside the desk itself.

The ZENS Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Furniture is designed to be installed at the surface of the desk or other piece of furniture, providing you with a clean and totally wireless surface. You just drill a circular hole in your piece of furniture, then slot the ZENS Wireless Charging Pad for Furniture into place. Meanwhile, the wires that connect the charger to the wall socket are kept out of sight below. It’s a clever solution, and one that is a step ahead of previous solutions.

Despite its unique positioning, the ZENS Qi Wireless Charger works like any other. It will charge your Qi-compatible phone or tablet until it is full, then over-charging protection will shut off the power to prevent excess heat buildup.

The Qi standard used here seems the favourite for phones in the future, and is already supported by a wide range of models from Samsung, Google and Nokia, among others. This means that your ZENS Qi wireless charger will remain useful for the foreseeable future. For more information on Qi, see our wireless charging guide.

If you’re interested in the Zens Qi Wireless Charging Pad, then have a look at the full product page linked below:

Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know if you have any questions or comments about it. Have a good one!

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Trident debut new range of Qi wireless accessories

Friday, January 31st, 2014

We’re going to close out the week with a brand new range of Trident accessories for Qi wireless charging. These are all quite different from what we’ve stocked on the site before, so let’s get right in there and have a look!

Trident Qi Wireless Charging Cup Holder

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

Wireless charging has never been as drinkable as this. The Trident Charging Cup Holder is a cup-shaped wireless charger that lets you wirelessly charge a smartphone up to 5″ in size. Just place the Trident in your nearest cup holder, hook it up with the included vehicle power charger, and slide in your phone to begin charging. The Trident Cup Holder also includes a secondary USB port, allowing it to charge two devices at once.

Trident Qi Wireless Portable Power 4000 mAh

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

From wireless charging in your car, to wireless charging anywhere: this is the Trident Portable Power. It’s a portable battery pack with wireless charging baked in, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of wireless charging no matter where you are. There’s 4000 mAh of wireless charging on tap, so you can charge most smartphones twice over before having to recharge the Portable Power itself. You can also charge devices without wireless charging with the provided USB port. With a soft-touch polycarbonate construction and anti-skid feed, this is a durable and portable power point that’ll provide lasting power.

Trident Qi Single / Double Wireless Charging Pad

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

There are quite a few Qi-standard wireless charging pads on the market, but in my opinion none of them look as good as this one from Trident. The pad is made of soft-touch polycarbonate in white and grey, with a subtle LED indicator and an anti-skid ribbon that makes for a solid platform. There are two models available here – single and dual, depending on how many wireless-charging-capable devices you have.

Trident Qi Wireless Charging Case for Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5
Trident Qi Wireless Charging Case for Galaxy S4Trident Qi Wireless Charging Case for iPhone 5S / 5

Our final accessories are two cases for the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 which provide handy wireless charging power, on top of the protection and style you’d expect from any quality case. The cases are made of a soft-touch polycarbonate, just like the other Trident Qi accessories, with a nice white colour scheme. The cases are inexpensive too, so there’s never been a better time to jump aboard the wireless charging train!

Conclusion

Thanks for checking out these accessories! Feel free to find more information on the accessories you’re interested in by following the links in each header, or check out all of our wireless charging options here.

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