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Microsoft impresses with glowing new Qi wireless charger

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.

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 - GreenNokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 - White

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.

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 - Orange

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!

Does the iPhone 6 have wireless charging?

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.

FlexiShield Qi iPhone 6 Wireless Charging Case - WhiteCharging 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

Qi Case Compatible iPhone 6 Wireless Charging AdapterYou 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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Nillkin unveil new Magic Disc 2 Qi wireless charger

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Nillkin Qi Wireless Charging Magic Disk 2 - White

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.

Nillkin Qi Wireless Charging Magic Disk 2 - Black

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.

Nillkin Qi Wireless Charging Magic Disk 2 - White    Nillkin Qi Wireless Charging Magic Disk 2 - White

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:

Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun.

Samsung to release ultimate Qi wireless charging car holder

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black    Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black

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.

Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black    Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black

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.

Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black    Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Car Holder and Charger - Black

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.

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Interested? See more information or place your pre-order via the link below.

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How to add wireless charging to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Wireless Charging Receiver

Apple embraced NFC with their contactless payment system on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but there’s one wireless standard that they’re still refusing to support: Qi wireless charging. If you’re looking for an easy way to add this helpful ability to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, then we have just the thing for you: a Qi Wireless Charging Receiver.

No more messy cables

The advantage of wireless charging is that you avoid the hassle and clutter of cables.  Instead of needing to plug a cable every time you want to charge and remove it when you’re done, all you need to do is place your iPhone on your Qi wireless charging pad and everything will happen automatically.

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver

Easy to install

The Wireless Charging Receiver is easy to install and works well with any case. All you need to do is plug one end into the Lightning cable, then fold the charging receiver behind your iPhone. Next, place your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus into its case, with the wireless charging coil inside. The best iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus cases are those with an opaque back, so the wireless charging receiver is hidden from view.

Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver    Qi iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Wireless Charging Receiver

You’ll get the convenience of wireless charging, without any modifications to the internals of your iPhone. If you want to switch to traditional wired charging at any time, just unplug the charging coil to free up your Lightning port.

Coming soon to Mobile Fun

For more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product page linked below:

You might also want to see our range of Qi wireless charging pads, to use with your newly Qi-enabled iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus:

Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you make of this new accessory in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile if you’d prefer.