Samsung has supported wireless charging in several of its handsets over the past few years, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the function…
The more gadgets I collect, the more I long for freedom from the power cord. Charging the internet of things is a pain point that I hope wireless power can solve.
Built from ceramic and American Walnut hardwood, Swich is a good looking wireless phone charger. Be prepared to pay for such beauty though as the charger and stand will set you back $170.
Customers in two trial areas must have drank up enough wireless charging juice to satisfy Starbucks: The coffee house will include recharging mats in all of its U.S. stores in a continued partnership with Powermat.
QiPack’s wireless charging power pack hopes to stand out from the crowded battery field with a iPhone-aping design and a slick aluminium case.
A team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has already used the system to power equipment at a nuclear power plant.
When your watch, your phone, your jewelry and your socks are all going to need charging, how on earth will we have enough plugs? We discuss SXSW and wireless power in this week’s podcast.
Two major wireless charging groups, the Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, are banding together with their standards, which will make life easier for consumers who want to charge a tablet or smartphone without wires.
A new resonance extension to the Qi wireless standard lets your devices be even farther from a charging pad. That makes it easier for furniture and other objects to recharge your phone or tablet.
The Qualcomm Toq has the right pieces of a potential successful smartwatch: A color display, wireless charging and one week runtime, even with the display always on. But make no mistake, this is still a concept — a good one — more than a product.
Can a new logo and catchy name add some juice to a wireless charging group? That’s the hope of Rezence, the new brand of the A4WP, or Alliance for Wireless Power.
There’s currently a trio of main wireless charging groups, each with its own standardized solution, and now Qualcomm is a member of all three. Here’s why this gives hope for a single standard.
Are we finally inching closer to a wireless charging standard? Perhaps, now that Samsung has invested in PowerbyProxi. The company is working on support for spatial freedom and multiple device support in the Qi standard, something already offered by the A4WP group.
Wireless device charging doesn’t necessarily mean a charging pad on your desk or nightstand. Mugen’s new N11 battery pack is portable and can wirelessly charge a phone or tablet anywhere thanks to the included Qi support.
NFC isn’t just for digital wallets and device pairing: The wireless tech can also provide a small bit of power to E Ink displays, making it a good option for getting data on a small second screen.
Verizon’s sign-up page for the LG G2 claims the phone will feature exclusive wireless charging capabilities and shows a slightly different design on the back of the phone.
Why add wireless charging to a single phone when you can add it to bag that charges multiple devices? That’s the concept behind Hustle, a Qi-compatible bag with large integrated battery and USB port to charge your phone or tablet.
By the wireless power invested in me, I now pronounce you a couple. Two wireless charging companies combine and agree on a single power standard. That’s great but there’s still much work to be done in this industry.
Months after the Nexus 4 arrived on sale, the promise of charging the device without connecting a wire is here. For $59, Google is now selling the Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb.
Wireless charging of phones and tablets is up in a big way: The number of devices supporting this feature has doubled in the last 7 months alone, according to the Wireless Power Consortium. Helping is the Qi standard, but I have another idea to advance growth.
Pike Research, in a new report, forecasts the wireless market to triple in size from $4.9 billion in 2012 to $15.1 billion in 2020. And that’s not considering the impact of Apple, which just received a patent for an inductive charging dock late last month.
Wireless charging sounds great: Drop your gadget on a little mat, which itself is plugged into an outlet, and your phone or MP3 player sits there and charges away. But the industry can’t agree on standards, and on Monday a new wireless charging group was formed.
The 30-pin dock connector featured on every iPhone and iPad ever sold by Apple, as well as a huge number of iPods, may be headed for history’s dustbin. Apple is reportedly considering a move to a smaller connector on the next iPhone.
Thanks to the new Qi standard from the Wireless Power Consortium, it’s easier to charge mobile devices simply by laying them on a pad. But who wants a wireless charging case for each different device? Energizer’s new universal adapter should solve that problem.
Wireless charging — the ability to toss your cell phone on your table and have it charge without a plug — has for years failed to reach its disruptive potential. But consumers are willing to pay a high price, around $50, for the perk, according to a new report.
MIT spinout WiTricity wants to make charging electric vehicles plug-free, by simply parking them on top of wireless charging systems set into garages or parking spots — and it has landed auto parts giant Delphi as a partner.
Global shipments of devices capable of wireless charging will jump nearly 70 times by 2014 from the 3.5 million units expected to sell this year, according to the latest forecast from iSuppli. What will drive this change?
After years of hope (and no little amount of hype), wireless power is finally getting into consumer hands. However, the technology that is showing up on trade show floors and store shelves is a far cry from the truly disruptive promise of wireless power.
As we cram more computing power into our mobile phones and use them to deliver the web, take photos and shoot video (as well as talk), a key limitation has become the battery. Anyone who has experienced a three-hour battery life after surfing on a Wi-Fi network knows first-hand that battery life can impede the enjoyment of a full-featured mobile device.
And that problem is the one that wireless power will one day solve.
The hype cycle around wireless power has been gathering a charge ever since Intel (s intc) wowed folks at its IDF conference…