Toyota’s 2013 Avalon Limited variant will be the first car to have built-in support for the Qi wireless charging standard.
Reddit user morph2k4 installed his wireless charger into his desk using some very easy DIY. If you fancy trying out this little project for yourself, he’s provided some simple instructions and a short video.
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Texas Instruments has announced that it is joining Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) to support the group’s initiative related to wireless charging solutions for mobile devices. It said that it is not abandoning the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
The Nexus Charging Orb, one of the most anticipated accessories for the Nexus 4, seems to be in limbo – and we don’t know how long it will stay there.
Samsung is reportedly pursuing mass-production of its wireless charging technologies, with Samsung Electro-Mechanics launching its mass-production of wafer-thin wireless charging modules for mobile devices. With these modules, future devices in the Samsung Galaxy series can already incorporate wireless charging without the bulk.
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.
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.
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.
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…