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Review: iOttie's 7.5W iON Wireless Chargers Feature a Simple, Attractive Design

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:01 pm PDT by
There are hundreds of Qi wireless charging options available on the market, many of which feature the same no-frills plain black circle or square design. You can, for example, find dozens of inexpensive wireless chargers on Amazon at prices as low as $10, but if you're looking for a more thoughtful, unique design you may need to spend a bit more. I've been taking a look at some of the wireless ...

Review: Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand and Pad Feature 7.5W Speeds and Quality Designs, but Price is High

Monday July 16, 2018 11:34 am PDT by
Belkin was one of the first companies to come out with a faster 7.5W wireless charger for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus after wireless charging launched, and the company has now had time to create a second round of wireless chargers with a more refined design. Released this spring, the $60 Belkin Boost Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad and the $70 Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand...

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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
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
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. ...

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

Tuesday August 28, 2018 5:33 pm PDT by
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,...

Elevation Lab Debuts New NightPad 7.5W Wireless Charger

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00 am PDT by
Elevation Lab, known for its range of popular iPhone docks, today announced the launch of its latest product, the NightPad wireless charging pad designed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and future iPhones with wireless charging capabilities. The NightPad features a minimal design and it looks like a simple black puck, with a matte finish over the body of the accessory. A raised ring ...

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

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:23 am PDT by
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 Patent Filing Describes Wireless Power Transfer System That Can Prioritize Devices

Friday December 29, 2017 1:57 am PST by
Two days ago, we reported that Energous had received FCC certification for the company's first-generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which powers up devices at a distance of up to three feet away. As noted by VentureBeat, this week also saw two new Apple wireless power patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While the patents don't confirm anything on their...

Apple Acquires Wireless Charging Company PowerbyProxi

Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:02 pm PDT by
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,"...

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

Friday September 22, 2017 7:05 am PDT by
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
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
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
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...

Images Claim to Show Wireless Charging Pad Components Destined for the 'iPhone 8'

Thursday August 17, 2017 3:01 am PDT by
Images claiming to offer a glimpse of the wireless charging pad circuitry to be paired with Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" have been shared on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo today by technology website ZEALER (via iClarified). The two photos show several assembled inductive charging kits in a plastic tray and a black PCB board of bare circuitry modeled on the assembled kits. As with most...

Apple Has at Least Five Different Groups Working on Wireless Charging Ahead of iPhone 8

Thursday February 23, 2017 6:02 am PST by
Apple is widely expected to launch its first iPhone with wireless charging capabilities later this year, but rumors remain conflicting about whether the feature will be based on inductive technology, which would require a charging pad or puck, or a truly wireless long-range charging solution. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, a group of over 200 companies backing the Qi...

Disney Research Builds Prototype Living Room With 'Safe and Ubiquitous Wireless Power'

Monday February 20, 2017 4:34 am PST by
Disney Research has constructed a prototype living room with "ubiquitous wireless power delivery," allowing users to move around while their technology charges without any cables, wires, or charging pads (via Ars Technica). Disney's technology mirrors some early rumors for the 2017 iPhone 8, which suggested Apple was building a long-range wireless charging solution instead of the Apple...

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

Monday February 13, 2017 5:37 am PST by
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,...

iPhone 8 Said to Have Separate Wireless Charger, No Headphone Jack Adapter or USB-C Cable in Box

Saturday February 11, 2017 9:22 am PST by
Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models later this year, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models and an all-new 5-inch model with an OLED display and glass casing, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. iPhone 8 concept by visual designer Moe Slah The report, citing "reliable sources" within Apple's supply chain, insists that only the OLED model will adopt glass casing and...

iPhone 8 Said to Feature Iris Scanner to Authenticate With Your Eyes

Friday February 10, 2017 5:37 am PST by
Apple is widely rumored to launch a high-end iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display this year, which has been variously called the "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" to commemorate the smartphone's tenth anniversary, and rumors suggest the device will an include iris scanner to authenticate with your eyes. iPhone 8 concept by visual designer Moe Slah Taiwanese website DigiTimes, citing unnamed...

All Three New 2017 iPhones to Feature Wireless Charging

Thursday February 9, 2017 7:56 am PST by
Apple is widely rumored to launch three new iPhones this year, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that all of them will feature wireless charging. iPhone 8 concept by UI/UX designer Moe Slah Kuo said wireless charging increases the internal temperature of smartphones, so he expects the rumored iPhone 8 with an OLED display and glass casing to have a new 3D Touch module with...

iPhone 8 May Use Apple's In-House Inductive Wireless Charging Rather Than Technology From Energous

Monday January 23, 2017 11:08 am PST by
Over the course of the last year, there has been ongoing speculation that wireless charging company Energous has inked a deal with Apple and could potentially provide wireless charging technology for the upcoming iPhone 8. While Energous CEO Steve Rizzone has continually hinted that his company has established an agreement with "one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world,"...

Lite-On Semiconductor to Provide Wireless Charging Components for iPhone 8

Thursday January 19, 2017 2:00 am PST by
Lite-On Semiconductor is to provide integrated chip components for the next-generation "iPhone 8" that will support fast wireless charging, according to a new report out today. According to Chinese-language paper Commercial Times, the Taiwan-based maker of discrete and analog IC components will supply the bridge rectifiers necessary to maintain efficiency in wireless power transmission and...

Energous Says Its Truly Wireless Charging Technology Will Ship Later This Year — In Next iPhone?

Wednesday January 4, 2017 10:51 am PST by
Amid rumors that Apple will release its first iPhone models with wireless charging capabilities as early as this year, its possible partner Energous has told The Verge that its first truly wireless transmitters will begin shipping by the end of 2017, over two years after it first introduced the technology. Energous CEO Steve Rizzone also dropped yet another hint suggesting its partner is...