02/20/2014, The concept of wireless charging can be applied to bigger devices as well, including laptops and even some appliances, but for now this technology has largely remained limited to smartphones. The Alliance for Wireless Power today announced that Dell has come onboard as a member, and will take part in their initiative to bring wireless charging to larger products. As previously mentioned, its not impossible to bring wireless charging to laptops, […]
01/09/2014, [CES 2014] At every edition of CES, you can be sure that there will also be an area that showcases vehicles as well as the different kinds of technology that has been incorporated within, or in this particular case of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), from without. We are referring to how German automaker Audi has been demonstrating Qi wireless charging capability at this year’s edition of CES. This would […]
07/26/2013, Back in October last year, we did report that Starbucks debuted the in-store wireless charging capability for smartphones across 17 stores throughout Boston. Well, this time around, Starbucks has decided to team up with Powermat in order to deliver a similar wireless charging technology to the Silicon Valley. In fact, the very first installation of this wireless charging capability is said to be completed later this Sunday over at a […]
06/18/2013, Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging pad and cover are now in stock at the company's online store, they can be purchased right away.
05/02/2013, When it comes to a fully electric vehicle, it is without a doubt that its power reserves would carry the greatest interest among potential customers – will it be able to last long on the road? After all, charging stations for electric vehicles are not exactly commonplace at this point in time, but that does not mean they are non-existent. Arguments concerning long distance electric car trips would continue to […]
04/18/2013, For those who are looking to get the best of both worlds, this concept wireless speaker slash table might be worth taking a look at. Dubbed the Collapse Mini, this concept was designed by Matteo Massimi and basically combines a set of speakers into a table, meaning that you will able to place things like books, keys, your wallet and etc. on top of it, while at the same time […]
03/19/2013, One of the rumored features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was that it would come with wireless charging. Unfortunately during the Galaxy S4’s announcement, Samsung did not make any mention of wireless charging, leaving us to wonder if such a feature was merely a rumor. As luck would have it, Qi has announced that the Qi wireless charging standard would be supported in the Samsung Galaxy S4, meaning that owners […]
03/15/2013, We’re still slowly trying to wrap our heads around last night’s Samsung Galaxy S4 reveal as there was just an insane amount of information dumped onto the public all at once. But Samsung did not only unveil the Galaxy S4 as they also showed off a number of accessories that will work with their newly announced smartphone, as well as some other Galaxy S devices.
03/11/2013, Wireless charging is convenient and is the way forward to meet the challenge of keeping electric vehicles charged. Qualcomm is putting its wireless charging platform through real-world tests by experimenting its Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology with a fleet of 50 vehicles in London that includes Delta Motorsport Delta E4 Coupé and Renault’s Fluence ZE EV. As with most wireless charging technology, WEVC uses inductive charging technology. The […]
03/08/2013, Apple has explored in the past the concept of wireless charging, albeit by using magnetic fields emanating from devices as opposed to placing it on a wireless charging mat. Since those were merely patents, it was hard to tell if such a feature would ever come to fruition, but thanks to a report from Digitimes, it looks like we could expect a wireless charging feature from Apple as early as […]
03/04/2013, Whether you love or hate McDonalds, you may now have a new reason to pay a visit to the fast food establishment, especially if you’re living in Europe. This is because McDonalds is the latest fast food chain in Europe to adopt the Qi-based wireless charging standard in its restaurants. The fast food company will be relying on the Powerkiss charging technology which basically attaches a ring to your mobile […]
02/26/2013, When you consider how many people commute to work on a bus on a daily basis, you probably can’t help but think how much pollution they create as they continually drive around, dropping people off at their designated stops. We’ve seen the use of electric buses rise steadily over the years, but a German bus company is taking their electric buses one step further. Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH, or RNV for short, is […]
02/26/2013, Back in the day of feature phones, companies like Nokia and Samsung were going all out trying to make the smallest/slimmest phones possible. That has certainly changed when phones these days usually equate to the bigger the better. While that might be true for smartphones, accessories might be a different story as LG has unveiled what they are claiming to be the world’s smallest wireless charger. Dubbed the WCP-300, this […]
02/07/2013, We constantly talk about living in a wireless and paperless society, and I do admit, the latter is a whole lot more difficult compared to the former. Well, wireless charging capability is nothing new and has been around for quite some time already with Qi being the most common name that we can think of, but South Korean company LG thinks that there is more than meet the eye for […]