Best wireless charging pads for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Samsung is supporting advanced technologies by allowing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to be charged without wires. Once again, your Samsung phone can be placed on a wireless charging pad to get powered up. The company first started supporting wireless charging with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and then the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ continued the tradition. Unsurprisingly, the company worked it into the 2016 flagship. So, just like before, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be used with wireless charging pads that use the Qi standard.

Hit the break and we’ll show you the best chargers to buy.

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PSA: You can turn off fast charging on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Ah, fast charging. The convenience of the technology to charge devices faster than ever before is a beautiful thing, There’s just a small potential problem when enjoying faster, more reliable charging. Fast charging makes your device get pretty hot, which could cause long-term damage despite the short-term advantages.

Samsung, though, is allowing owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to choose whether or not they use fast charging to send power to phones.

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A4WP and PMA merger AirFuel Alliance will focus on standardizing wireless charging solutions

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The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) have officially merged into a new combined organisation named AirFuel Alliance. This unification will allow the two groups to work synergistically to help develop advanced wireless charging standards and help push out the technology into the mainstream consumer market.   Read more

You can get the Huawei Watch’s wireless charging cradle from the Google Store

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Like most smartwatches, the Huawei Watch utilizes wireless charging through little pogo pin connectors. So you’ll need a proprietary charger in order to get Huawei’s first Android Wear device ready for use; therefore, if you lose the one that comes with a new Huawei Watch, you’re going to need to purchase a replacement. Although Huawei is not selling its own device’s accessory just yet, the Google Store today started selling the wireless charging cradle.

The Google Store has the Huawei Watch’s wireless charging cradle priced at $39.

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Choetech Circle wireless charger review

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Wireless charging is quickly becoming a big deal these days, with many flagship devices now offering built-in wireless charging capabilities. The Samsung’s entire line of flagship Galaxy devices all offer this, with the newer models even supporting speedier wireless charging.

I was first introduced to wireless charging with my old Nexus 5, and I’ve been happily using this method for charging my devices ever since. With my Galaxy S6 Edge, it gets its nightly charge this way as well from the Samsung wireless charging pad that was made available this year to go along with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

So now I’m trying out a new, third-party wireless charger on the market: the Choetech Circle.

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Qualcomm announces wireless charging for metal case devices

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Qualcomm has announced a breakthrough in wireless charging technology that could have a big impact on the market. Qualcomm has figured out a solution to wirelessly charge devices that have metal exteriors and frames. Qualcomm WiPower technology is compliant with the Rezence standard and the company is making a full suite of reference designs available starting today to WiPower licensees. Read more