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LG Nexus 4: wireless charging and ‘final design’ mockup spotted

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The LG Nexus 4 is going to be unveiled in late October according to recent reports, but we already know pretty much everything there is to know about the device. A leaked prototype has been in the hands of a tech publication for days now, and we have been able to see the device in crystal clear pictures and virtually take it for a 360 degrees spin.

Apple working on electromotive charging. Nokia has inductive. What will Android have?

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is on its way soon, offering the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and one feature that truly sets it apart from the competition: its built-in inductive charging system. The idea of wireless charging is nothing new to Android devices through the use of special accessories, but we’ve yet to see a built-in system. Android devices often led the pack when it comes to adopting new features and technology, and likely built-in inductive systems like found in the Nokia 920 are already in works. Perhaps even in devices like the rumored Samsung Galaxy S4? Is inductive charging the only possible path for the future of wireless charging, though? Apple doesn’t think so.

Everpurse – a creative wireless phone charger

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The Everpurse phone charger is basically a purse with an insert for a smartphone. The insert is fitted with a charging dock that charges your phone whenever you put inside. To charge the purse itself, just place it on the bundled wireless charging mat. According to the Kickstarter page, the purse can provide enough energy to charge an iPhone twice.

Intel to launch resonance-based wireless charging technology for ultrabooks, smartphones by 2013

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Tablets and smartphones are wireless, sure. But when you run out of battery, you’ll be scrambling to find your charger and a wall outlet to top up the device’s juice. As we increasingly become mobile, though, we want new ways to charge without necessarily being tethered to the wall or to a bigger device like a notebook computer. Wireless charging technologies have existed for some time now, including the Powermat and a few other niche device-specific charging apparatuses. However, wireless charging has not yet met mainstream acceptance, mostly due to the limitations of such technologies and the attendant costs. For…

Zens to release wireless charger for Samsung Galaxy S3 in September

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Samsung pulled all the stops when it brought the majestic Galaxy S3 out from its secret chamber back in May. Aside from the actual handset, another thing that grabbed people’s attention the most was the wireless charging kit. We then quickly learned that the wireless charger won’t be produced in time for the phone’s launch and the gadget was rumored to come only in September. With the Koreans keeping mum on the availability of the charging kit, Galaxy S3 owners who want to free themselves from the oft-tangled mess of old school chargers may want to look at third-party solutions….

How Wireless Charging Works

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If you’re like me, you find having to plug in your phone to charge it quite annoying. After all, we now live in a wireless world. What could be more cumbersome than having your phone plugged into the wall half the day? Wireless charging isn’t new, for example Palm (R.I.P) and HP made their Touchstone wireless charging system available for their webOS devices. It just hasn’t quite caught yet, but we’ll get into the reason for that later. The good news is that wireless charging looks like it may soon become more main stream, and one sign of this is…

Hungry for (wireless) power, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others form alliance

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  The benefits of a wireless charging kit for mobile devices go far beyond than just offering a tangle-free power solution. It also looks infinitely cooler, we think. Samsung is attempting to bring wireless charging to the forefront with the Galaxy S3 and its wireless charging accessory, tackling a challenge that saw others (such as Palm Pre) fail in the past. This time around, the Korean company has the backing of Qualcomm, as the two tech giants are now part of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), along with other members like Ever Win Industries, Gill Industries, Peiker Acustic, Powermat Technologies,…

Rumor: Galaxy S3 Wireless Charging Kit to be delayed until September?

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 was unveiled with a lot of fuss a week ago in London, and alongside Sammy’s latest flagship came an extensive line of accessories. The S Pebble, the AllShare Cast Dongle, and the Wireless Charging Kit were just a few of the ones that drew our attention, and, while we didn’t know anything official about their launch, we hoped to see them hit the market at around the same time with the Galaxy S3. However, it now seems that at least one of those exciting accessories will not be available until September, which is a whole three (or…

Chrysler’s first in-vehicle wireless charger will save you some hassle… for a price

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by 2 years ago
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Whether you are a professional driver, a road warrior, or you just use your car to get for your daily commute, you probably feel the need to use your smartphone in your vehicle on a regular basis. One of the biggest inconveniences in using a smartphone in a car these days is the charging process. You need all sorts of annoying power cords to keep your gadget alive, with all the problems associated with it. Wireless charging would be a pretty obvious solution to this problem, at least in theory, but for now there is no established wireless technology that…

Samsung Galaxy S3 might come standard with wireless charging

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  The Samsung leaks just won’t stop these days. It seems Samsung may launch the Galaxy S3 with its own proprietary wireless charging station. The smartphone will not even need to touch the charger, as it can charge from a distance of 1-2 meters. That seems pretty futuristic, if you ask me, considering that only a few years ago wireless charging was more of a science lab experiment. Of course, Samsung wouldn’t be the first to use wireless charging for a phone. The Palm Pre was one of the first to have to boast the wires-free charging technology. But Samsung…