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
It would be easy to write this and beat OnePlus with its #NeverSettle hashtag, perhaps throwing in ‘And isn’t it ironic…Don’t you think?’ while I’m at it. But I won’t. Instead, let me say, that the OnePlus 2 boasts some high-end components, from the Snapdragon 810 processor, the 3GB/4GB of RAM, the super-quick camera to the 3,300mAh battery. That’s notwithstanding the amazing price of $329 for the 16GB and $389 for the 64GB variants. Fantastic prices, really. But, in reaching those price-points, what features did OnePlus leave out?
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have built-in wireless charging, so why not a monitor? That may well have been Samsung’s thinking when it comes to its newly announced SE370 Full-HD monitors. And you have to admit, it makes sense, many of us have our smartphones nearby when we sit at the computer. Wireless charging built-in to the base of the monitor would be more than handy, allowing us to keep our compatible handsets topped up as well as keeping the clutter of extra cables to a minimum.
Automotive manufacturer Chevrolet has today announced a new feature it will be implementing in its upcoming 2016 Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models called Active Phone Cooling. This feature will come as standard with automobiles that are equipped with wireless charging docks in order to ensure that the phones stay cool whilst juicing up.
In yet another Galaxy S6 ad, Samsung is demonstrating the device’s wireless charging abilities, showing consumers how much more efficient and easier the technology is over the standard charging cable.
Intel’s Rezence wireless charging standard has been in the works for a while now, but the company says it’s ready to be shipped in consumer devices starting in 2016. Fortunately for us, that’s only a year off.
Rezence uses magnetic resonance for transferring power, and it should theoretically have a bit more range than what we’re currently working with. Intel’s SVP, Kirk Saugen, claims that everything from keyboards and mice to laptops should start being integrated with Rezence tech. For all of the other devices (and our older stuff) there should hopefully be some add-ons that will allow everything to take advantage of wireless freedom. Read more
IKEA announced earlier this year that they were planning on selling a wireless charging line of furniture. It’s definitely an odd concept, but if you’re invested in making all of your devices completely wireless, it’s arguably one of the most futuristic accessories you can buy for your smartphone. Read more
The wireless charging-capable furniture announced by IKEA last month will be available by the end of spring. The company issued a document detailing its wireless charging furniture with the tag “ARRIVING IN USA LATE SPRING 2015.” Pricing for the specialized furniture starts at $27.99. IKEA also has cord management boxes and cases to allow for your devices to be compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard that its furniture utilizes.
Hit the break for the pieces and their prices.
Today is pre-order day for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and there are some great bonus deals to consider. T-Mobile is giving one FREE year of Netflix and Sprint will lease you the phone for FREE.
Up next is Best Buy with another promotion. They will give you a FREE wireless charging pad with your order of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. That’s a $59.99 value and will get you started with wireless charging. You can put it on your nightstand, your office, or wherever is convenient.
source: Best Buy
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are Samsung’s first smartphones to include support for Wireless Charging. Whilst the handsets can be charged with any standard WPC or PMA charger, the South Korean company will be offering a wireless charging pad for a fee.