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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:

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Air Protect Galaxy S5 case compatible with official wireless charging cover

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Belkin Air Protect Grip Samsung Galaxy S5 Bumper Case - Fuchsia    Belkin Air Protect Grip Samsung Galaxy S5 Bumper Case - Black / Grey

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a strong phone with relatively few design flaws, but here is one: when you have the official wireless charging cover installed, not all Galaxy S5 cases will keep fitting your phone. That’s why we’ve added a new case that does fit over the wireless charging cover, called the Belkin Air Protect Grip Bumper Case. Let’s take a closer look.

The Air Protect is a slim bumper case, which adds both grip and drop protection to your Galaxy S5. The bumper sports a dual-layer design, with reinforced flared corners that assist in dissipating the shock of drops or knocks. These corners add a lip around both the screen and the rear cover, ensuring that the brunt of the impact is taken by the bumper and not by the Galaxy S5′s vulnerable screen.

Belkin Air Protect Grip Samsung Galaxy S5 Bumper Case - Fuchsia    Belkin Air Protect Grip Samsung Galaxy S5 Bumper Case - Black / Grey

The rear of the phone is also protected from damage, thanks to a tough plastic backing which shrugs off scratches and prevents damage to the phone inside. This is transparent, to better allow you to show off the colour of Galaxy S5 that you chose. This also makes it easy to see details like the embossed Samsung logo and the textured finish of the battery cover.

The Belkin Air Protect is one of the best cases to use with the Official Wireless Charging Cover, and it will be available soon at Mobile Fun. The Air Protect comes in two colours – Black / Grey and Fuschia – which are available in fuller detail via the product pages linked here:

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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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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:

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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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