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Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Thursday December 28, 2017 1:43 pm PST by Eric Slivka
With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners. Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and mophie, and Apple is carrying a $60 charger from each company in its own online and retail stores. ...

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New 'Source' Wireless Charger From Spansive Charges Four iPhones at Once Thanks to Unique Design

Thursday May 23, 2019 9:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
Spansive, a company developing new wireless charging technology, today announced the launch of the Spansive Source, a multi-phone wireless charging accessory that's designed for families. The Spansive Source is able to charge up to four Qi-enabled devices at one time, using what the company calls "Drop-N-Charge" technology that doesn't require exact placement on the charging surface. ...

CES 2019: Griffin Releasing New Wireless Charging Mats, Stands, and Power Banks for iPhone and Apple Watch Later This Year

Monday January 7, 2019 8:05 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of new wireless charging solutions under its PowerBlock and Reserve brands for the iPhone and Apple Watch later this year. PowerBlock wireless fast charging mat • Supports Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging • Rubberized surface secures phone while charging •...

Tesla Debuts $65 5W Battery-Powered Qi Wireless Charger [Updated]

Tuesday August 28, 2018 5:33 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Tesla today launched a new battery-powered Qi-based wireless charger that's designed for iPhones and Android devices that support wireless charging. Priced at $65, the Tesla Wireless Charger features a 6,000mAh battery so it can be used for charging while on the go. According to Tesla, it's been constructed using the "same design language" used in Tesla energy products like Powerwall,...

Legrand Launches Wall-Mounted, Qi-Certified Wireless Charger Compatible With Latest iPhones

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:23 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Legrand today introduced a new Radiant wall plate with a Qi-certified wireless charger, compatible with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The wall plate includes a double receptacle on the left side with a built-in USB-A port, and a wireless charging pad with a holder for smartphones on the right side, with an overall 3.1 amps of power for charging capabilities. A small LED light ...

Apple Acquires Wireless Charging Company PowerbyProxi

Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:02 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple recently purchased PowerbyProxi, a company that designs wireless power solutions, reports New Zealand website Stuff. Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told Stuff that the PowerbyProxi team will be a "great addition as Apple works to create a wireless future." "We want to bring truly effortless charging to more places and more customers around the world,"...

Apple Support Doc Highlights In-Car Wireless Chargers That Work With iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Monday October 23, 2017 9:25 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Several car manufacturers offer built-in Qi wireless chargers that are compatible with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, and Apple this evening published a new support document highlighting vehicles that support the feature. According to Apple, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, PSA, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo offer Qi-based wireless charging options that work with...

IKEA Launches New Apple-Inspired Ad Campaign for Qi Charging Furniture

Friday September 22, 2017 7:05 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
IKEA today has launched a new "tribute campaign" to Apple and the inductive wireless charging features of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, playing off of popular Apple catchphrases like "This changes everything" and "Think different" (via DesignTAXI and The Verge). Images via The Verge The campaign is called "This Charges Everything," and includes multiple other references to Apple's advertising...

Pi Charger Uses Qi Standard to Extend Wireless Charging Reach Beyond Current Mats

Tuesday September 19, 2017 3:27 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
With the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple added inductive wireless charging support to its mobile devices for the first time. While the feature brought Apple's phones up to speed with existing Qi-compatible charging standards, the announcement fell short of some expectations that this year Apple would introduce technology allowing iPhones to be powered wirelessly at a distance, rather...

Here's a Look at Discounted and Upcoming Qi Charging Pads for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Thursday September 14, 2017 12:31 pm PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple on Tuesday announced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, all of which will launch with inductive wireless charging support on Qi-compatible accessories. Since Apple's first-party "AirPower" mat won't be available to buy until 2018, new iPhone owners will be left to sift through the current market of Qi-compatible wireless charging pads, which is pretty large. For this reason,...

Apple Unveils 'AirPower' Multi-Device Wireless Charging Accessory Coming Next Year

Tuesday September 12, 2017 12:11 pm PDT by Juli Clover
At its iPhone-centric event that saw the unveiling of the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 equipped with Qi wireless charging capabilities, Apple announced a new wireless charging accessory called "AirPower." Designed as a simple oval-shaped white charging mat, AirPower is able to charge the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 inductively. It also works with the Apple Watch Series 3 models and a new AirPods...

Apple Joins Wireless Power Consortium Behind 'Qi' Standard Ahead of iPhone 8

Monday February 13, 2017 5:37 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple recently became listed as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, committed to the open development of the Qi wireless charging standard. The listing was brought to our attention by IHS Technology. Apple, which has since confirmed it is a member, has become one of over 200 companies that belong to the consortium, including Samsung, LG, HTC, Qualcomm, Verizon, ConvenientPower,...