Posts Tagged ‘Qi’
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:
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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
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
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
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
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!
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.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Samsung produce some lovely first-party accessories for their handsets… but they’re not quite as good at actually delivering those accessories as they are at designing them. For that reason, one of the very best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has only recently been released, 10 months after the phone it was designed for. The new case is called the S-View Flip Cover & Qi Charging Case. Its long name belies a simple purpose: combining the clear plastic window of the S View cover with the wireless charging of the Qi Charging Cover.
If you’re not familiar with these cases, we’ll give you a quick run-through.
The S View is like your standard flip folio case, but there’s a clear plastic window cut into the middle of the flip cover. That means you don’t need to open the case to see incoming calls, check the time or see how many steps you’ve taken today. All of this information is presented in that little square. The touch-screen works through the plastic too, so you can answer or reject calls too.
The Qi Charging Case is a replacement rear cover for the Galaxy S4, which is slightly thicker than the stock battery cover and includes a coil of wired hooked up to a metal patch on the rear of the phone. This allows wireless charging to be used, in combination with any Qi standard wireless charger.
So very simply, the S View Flip Cover & Qi Charging Case combines both of these features into a single unit; something that wasn’t possible just by manually combining the two elements by yourself. It’s a clever case that provides screen protection, wireless charging, easy access to notifications and a slim build all in one.
It’s a brilliant case, and definitely one that Samsung Galaxy S4 owners would have wanted to have from day one. If you’re going to be sticking with the Galaxy S4 for the foreseeable future – or you pick one up at a new discounted price – then it’s the perfect complement to your phone.
For more information, view the product page linked below: