Posts Tagged ‘wireless charging’
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a new party trick: wireless charging is now built in, instead of requiring a special case. Both phones use Qi or PMA wireless charging, depending on their market. For now, we’ll cover the more common Qi chargers.
The official Samsung S6 Charging Pad is a classy option, matching the style of the new S6 and S6 Edge. No price has yet been announced, but we’re expecting this to be a premium product. Available in black and white.
For desktop charging, the Nillkin Magic Disk is ideal. This low-cost Qi charging pad sits unobtrusively on your desk or nightstand, with a small LED to indicate when charging has begun. The Magic Disk is a perfect first wireless charger, letting you experience the simplicity and ease of wireless charging.
Samsung’s in-car charger and car holder is a perfect fit for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The holder is stylish and strong, with a secure design that holds the S6 and S6 Edge in portrait or landscape modes. Charging begins immediately as you place your phone in the holder, and stops automatically when the phone is removed or it reaches 100%.
This Aukey N11 provides the best portable solution for wireless charging. You get a Qi wireless charger mashed up with a portable battery, letting you charge without needing a power source. Whether you choose wired or wireless modes, you’ll appreciate the charger’s slim signature and light weight.
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Monday, February 9th, 2015
Nokia (and by extension Microsoft) have been one of the biggest proponents of Qi wireless charging technology, with the phone makers including Qi in most of their flagship phones. They’ve also supported the wireless charging standard with a number of charging pads and other accessories. Their latest effort is the Nokia DT-903, a rather boring name for what’s actually a pretty sweet charger.
The DT-903′s big party trick is its LED lighting. Thanks to a string of LEDs embedded in the charger’s frame and cable, you’ll get a ring of light surrounding your phone and illuminating your surroundings. This lighting is quite strong initially, but you can adjust it to one of three levels using a Windows Phone app. You can even extinguish the light completely if it’s distracting, and there’s a Night Mode that automatically does so when you’re trying to get some shut-eye.
Otherwise, the DT-903 works as a standard Qi charging pad. It receives power over USB (either from a computer or a wall adapter) and provides a little over 1A of charging power for rapid battery replenishment.
It works with all devices that support Qi charging, but the app that controls its lighting is only available for Windows Phone.
The DT-903 is available in three colours: green, orange and white. We’re expecting stock in mid February; to see live availability data or place your pre-order please visit the product pages below:
The Verge were impressed with the DT-903, but what do you think of Nokia’s new charger? Let us know in the comments below or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
No, the iPhone 6 doesn’t have wireless charging. Or at least, not at of the box – but it’s possible to add wireless charging to the iPhone 6 using a special wireless charging case or a slim wireless charging adapter. Once installed, you’ll be able to charge your iPhone just by placing it on a special wireless charging pad. It’s the most convenient way to charge your iPhone 6, whether you’re using your own charging pad at home or work, or using one installed in restaurants and airports across the world.
Charging the iPhone 6 wirelessly with a Qi case
There are a couple of wireless charging cases on the market for the iPhone 6. The FlexiShield Qi Wireless Charging Case is one of the most popular, and is available in black and white. The case combines the protection and low price of a Flexishield Gel Case with the coils needed for wireless charging. These cases use the Qi standard, which is the most widely adopted worldwide.
If you’d prefer a gold charging case for the iPhone 6, you can get the Qi Charging Case in gold. This is of course the perfect complement to the gold iPhone 6.
Add wireless charging to (almost) any iPhone 6 case
You can also add wireless charging to the iPhone without using a new case. Instead, pick up a Qi Case Compatible Wireless Charging Adapter. It’s a long name for a very simple product – a small, thin pad that tucks into the back of your iPhone’s case and adds wireless charging. If you’d prefer to keep your existing iPhone 6 case but still want wireless charging, then this is the best way to do it.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
The Nillkin Magic Disk is one of our most popular Qi wireless chargers, offering rapid wireless charging is a svelte disc shape. Soon though, it’ll be superseded by an updated version: the Magic Disc 2.
The big new feature of the Magic Disc 2 is beautiful LED lighting. This lighting, carefully integrated into the disc, provides a cool look and instant feedback when your device is charging. The soft, subtle glow won’t blind you at night, and looks cool during the day.
The Disc 2 also features improved non-slip silicone feet, which ensure the charger stays firmly planted to whichever surface it is placed upon. Four feet, one in each corner, ensure a stable and secure platform for your smartphone to charge.
Of course, the Magic Disc 2 retains all of the things that made the first model so popular as well. You’ll get a Qi wireless charger that provides frustration-free charging with a wide range of compatible phones and tablets, saving you time and effort spend endlessly plugging and unplugging your phone.
The Magic Disc 2 is also quite portable, thanks to its thin design and 100mm diameter. The sleek styling fits well with contemporary smartphones, and is leagues beyond the simple Qi charging blocks that appeared first on the market. This Qi charging pad is available in white and black versions, allowing you to match or contrast your device.
To order the sleek and sensible Magic Disc 2 for yourself, please visit the product page below. If you’d prefer a non-lit version, check out the original Magic Disc at the second link:
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Samsung have always been good at crafting accessories, but their latest effort is quite spectacular. The Korean company have unveiled their Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder, an all-in one solution for wireless-enabled Samsung smartphones.
Wireless charging for the win
Samsung are well known for releasing wireless charging covers for their upper-tier smartphones, allowing interested early adopters to make use of Qi-standard wireless charging while keeping their phone prices low. They’re producing the Wireless Charging Car Holder in order to satisfy these early adopters, letting them conveniently charge their smartphones on the go.
The advantage of wireless charging is that it’s so simple; just place your phone in the car holder and take it away again when you’re done, without the hassle of plugging and unplugging wires. Wireless charging is worthwhile enough on a desk or nightstand, but in the car it makes even more sense.
A sleek but secure car holder
Of course, charging is only one half of the solution. You’ll also need a steady platform to hold your phone while you’re driving, and the Samsung Wireless Charging Car Holder provides that as well. The car holder supports your phone with two arms on the sides, and two on the bottom. Whether in landscape or portrait mode, your phone will be held tightly and you’ll feel at ease.
This car charger also looks good. Wireless charging ensures that are no unsightly wires here, and the curved lines and svelte dimensions of the car holder add to this effect. This car charger is definitely one of the better looking options on the market.
Compatible with a wide range of Samsung smartphones
The Samsung Wireless Charging Car Holder is compatible with many recent Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S4 and S5; Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4 and Edge; and the Galaxy Alpha. Remember that you’ll need a wireless charging cover installed on your phone in order to use the wireless charging provided here.
Interested? See more information or place your pre-order via the link below.
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