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  • iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging

    iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging

    The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. It means that iPhones are now compatible with hundreds of chargers out there. But iPhone Qi charging is currently limited to 5W, or the slowest wireless charging speed. Apple is currently working on iOS 11.2 — this update is going to support 7.5W charging, as MacRumors spotted. Wireless charging… Read More

  • This iQi Hack Shows Why Apple Hasn’t Bothered With Wireless Charging

    This iQi Hack Shows Why Apple Hasn’t Bothered With Wireless Charging

    iQi is a hardware add-on that brings the tech Apple hasn’t — wireless charging (using the Qi standard) — to your iPhone without the need to put it in a bulky case. But perhaps there’s a reason why Apple hasn’t. Read More

  • Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord

    Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord

    ARK is one of the latest wireless device chargers for people who are tired of having to tether their smartphone or tablet to an outlet when it runs out of juice. The small, square-shaped base uses Qi, an interoperable standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium and is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Read More

  • Qi Confirms Upcoming Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Accessories

    Qi Confirms Upcoming Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Accessories

    It’s official: The Samsung Galaxy S4 will support Qi wireless charging but only through an optional backplate. When the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched last week, Engadget spied several Qi wireless charging accessories. This of course lead to wide-eyed speculation since Samsung had forgotten to mention this little tidbit during their elaborate dog and pony show. Thankfully Qi just took to… Read More

  • The Electree+, A Solar-Powered, Induction Charging Bonsai Tree Hits Kickstarter

    The Electree+, A Solar-Powered, Induction Charging Bonsai Tree Hits Kickstarter

    Induction charging seems ready for its time in the spotlight, with the Nexus 4, Droid DNA and Lumia 920 all shipping with wireless charging based on the Qi standard built-in. Now a concept design that offers solar-powered wireless charging cleverly hidden inside a futuristic looking bonzai tree hopes to become a reality with the help of Kickstarter. Read More

  • Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship

    Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship

    Apple devices benefit from a huge, rich accessory ecosystem that means device owners can get stuff for their gear anywhere. A similar ecosystem is beginning to build up around the top devices from Android OEMs, but it still has nowhere near the reach and depth of Apple’s, and the market for Windows Phone 8 accessories is just getting started. And neither Google nor Nokia are helping… Read More

  • Why Wireless Charging In The Nexus 4? Why Now?

    Why Wireless Charging In The Nexus 4? Why Now?

    Google likes to skate to where the puck might be next game. They were first in the U.S. with a viable NFC payments solution (that isn’t very popular) and they’ve been at the forefront of AR with Glass (which is too expensive for the average consumer) and now they’re one of the first to market with a wireless charging solution for the Nexus 4. Read More