Great technology is best with great design. This does not involve only aesthetics, but also usability, accessibility and functionality. When wireless charging technology came into fashion, for example, the intent was to enable untethered powering-up. However, design limitations resulted in some difficulty creating chargers that are both easy to use and well-designed. Case in point: While wireless charging gives you the convenience of just placing your device on a desk, mat or a car dashboard, you won’t be able to use it as easily as if the device were simply plugged in via wires. A Kickstarter project called Swich tries to…
Despite being one of the most technologically advanced handsets on the market today, the Galaxy S5 does not have built in wireless charging. Samsung just released two wireless charging cases, and I also tried many third party wireless charging solutions as well. Today, we check out the best ones! SView Cover Case First up is the $70 Samsung Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover. This is a leather flip cover case with a square cut out on the front flap. It’s one of the better cases I’ve used, with genuine feeling leather, and a deep stitching that wraps around its periphery. The window is made out…
AT&T is currently selling the Nokia Fatboy Wireless Charger for just $5, which is about the best wireless charger offer we have ever seen.
It’s not often you can get 79% off a product, so if you’re looking for a nice wireless charger, well, today is your lucky day. We have found the TechMatte Qi Wireless Charger for just $14.99 (Regular price $69.99) at Amazon.
Zens is now introducing a car charger that brings wireless charging to your cup carrier, priced at €69.99 or roughly $100.
It looks like we are seeing the beginning of the end of the wireless charging wars. Although there are actually three competing wireless charging standards, it appears that the Qi specification will likely become the sole standard as Microsoft and Samsung Electro-Mechanics have joined the board of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group responsible for the Qi standard.
MediaTek has announced the world’s first multimode inductive and resonance based wireless charger at CES 2014.
The Alliance for Wireless Power has now officially introduced its new Rezence power standard, which uses magnetic resonance instead of inductive charging. Keep reading to learn more!
Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has brought waterproofing into the mainstream. Apple dipped a toe, or a finger, into biometrics with the fingerprint scan to unlock. Google and Motorola gave us a smartphone that’s always listening for its master’s voice. LG and Samsung have taken the first step towards a flexible future. What might be next on the horizon?…
Samsung has reportedly already kicked off the plan to put ID chips in accessories, with the Note 3 being the pilot device for the program. Samsung is planning to develop its own accessory business, at a time when market saturation has dampened revenue growth in the handset business.