Posts Tagged ‘Qi’
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:
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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.
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
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!
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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!
Friday, April 4th, 2014
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!