While wireless charging has certainly been of interest to consumers, it hasn’t quite kicked off at the level that was expected by smartphone manufacturers. This is partially because of the range of standards on offer that reduce the chances of future compatibility and also confuse consumers. With the merger of PMA and A4WP, this choice is about to get a lot easier. Continue reading “PMA and A4WP wireless charging standards combine to offer a single multi-mode solution”
Wireless charging still hasn’t become main stream, yet there are number of devices that support Wireless charging mainly through Qi inductive wireless charging. Some of the top phones that support wireless charging are Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 920 and a few others. Other phones have an option of getting a wireless charging case. Though the phones are less in number, the number of wireless charger options are quite a few and today, we have one among them – RAVPower Wireless Charger.
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Given the larger screen sizes and increasing processing power in smartphones, they’re fast replacing dedicated GPS units and even in-car entertainment systems. While phones have become more powerful, battery technology hasn’t really caught up. The Nokia CR200 tries to solve multiple probles in one go by acting as a sturdy car charger, providing built in wireless charging capabilities. Let’s take a closer look at the car holder. Continue reading “Nokia CR-200 Wireless Car Charger Review”
Wireless charging, much like many other technologies that find their ways into the hands of the everyday consumer has a long and unspectacular past. First attempted, at least in the public sphere, in the early 1900’s by one Nikolas Tesla, whose many brilliant ideas and even more spectacular failures (this being one of them) coloured a rather interesting period in innovation and developments for consumer-facing products. The idea was revived in the mid-2000’s by a number of independent individuals working out of MIT, Jeff Lieberman and Marin Soljacic and team. Wireless power transmission is a bit of a misnomer as wires are almost certainly involved in nearly every step of the way with the sole exception being the wire usually linking the power supply to the “sink” which is the device using the power in the first place.
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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is currently the most anticipated smartphone and they will be announcing this device in a few months, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from running, and one of the latest rumor is that the SGS 4 is going to support Qi standard wireless charging.
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