Wireless charging is on the rise (and Apple’s on board at last), but you don’t have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your interior design for modern-day technology. That’s where Grovemade steps in — with The Wireless Charging Pad.Grovemade is known for its hand-crafted accessories made from all-natural materials. We’ve followed the team since way back when, most recently gushing over the company’s speakers and amp. Its new Wireless Charging Pad features a stainless steel base and soft, natural cork top that’s hand-sanded. Depending on your style, you can choose between two color variants, Light and Dark.Now that Apple has released the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and soon the iPhone X, wireless charging pads are another accessory to add to the list. While many already offer a variety of capabilities on the inside, very few focus on the design of the outside. Most look like black hockey pucks.Both color variants were designed, manufactured, … [Read more...] about Grovemade unveils a beautiful new Wireless Charging Pad
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Wireless charging has been around for years, but Apple only recently added the technology to its latest devices. By incorporating a glass back into the design of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, users can now ditch the Lightning cable in exchange for the clear convenience of a charging pad.With the introduction of wireless charging for iPhones comes the influx of a slew of wireless chargers. Apple uses the Qi wireless standard, and there are already quite a number of wireless chargers available — it can be difficult to figure out which one works to the best of its ability with the iPhone. To make your decision easier, we tested out three top wireless charging pads with the iPhone 8. If you’re looking for more, take a look at our guide to the best wireless phone chargers.Wireless charging with the iPhone 8For each charger, we used the respective wall adapter and a wall outlet as our power source. All three have a 7.5-watt output and support the Qi standard, but the … [Read more...] about Mophie vs. Belkin vs. RavPower: Who has the best wireless charging pad?
Modern wireless technology has opened up the door for all sorts of mobile device innovations, even for such mundane activities as charging your phone. First introduced in 2008, the Qi interface rewrote the book on chargers by allowing mobile devices to be powered up wirelessly via inductive charging.There are now a myriad of affordable wireless charging docks available on the market for Qi-enabled phones, and one of our favorites is the Satechi wireless charging pad, which we featured near the top of our list of best wireless chargers. This sleek circular pad is just under four inches wide and less than one-third-of-an-inch thick, and its aluminum housing and metallic finish make it an attractive alternative to other chargers with uninspiring designs.Satechi’s charging pad provides a 2A power output for quickly charging Qi-enabled Android and Windows devices, including Samsung, Nexus, LG, and HTC phones. Models with a fast-charge feature A small blue LED light indicates when the … [Read more...] about Now just $15 on Amazon, the Satechi wireless charging pad is sleek and fast
From offices to hotels one of the latest trends in standard electronics is wireless charging pads. It’s not that they’re brand new. It’s more that they’re convenient, eliminating the hassle of searching for a charging cord and base. Wireless charging pads range in price with most hovering around the $50 mark, but right now you can score an Anker Wireless Charging Pad on Amazon at a 76 percent discount, as the device is marked down to only $17 for a limited time.To use it, simply set any Qi-enabled (or equipped with a Qi-compatible cover) mobile device onto the pad and charging begins. To get an even quicker charge, you’ll want to remove any nonessential protective covers. An anti-stick rubber coating is included to make sure your mobile device stays put on the charger, preventing any breakage from accidentally knocking into the charger or your mobile device during charging.The charging pad features an LED charging pad indicator … [Read more...] about Battery up, price down: Anker Wireless Charging Pad is now only $17 on Amazon
Apple’s new AirPower is a wireless charging pad to help clean up the mess of charging cables for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Apple unveiled AirPower at its iPhone X Event, but the company didn’t provide much detail. We hope to fill the void here. We’ll update this article as we get more details, so stay tuned. Editor's note: Updated on November 14, 2017, with news that iOS 11.2 may enable wireless fast charging.AirPower is a wireless charging pad. There are several wireless charging pads on the market, but before the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, you had to use a special case with your iPhone in order to use a wireless charging pad.AirPower works without the need of a special case. Just plop your iPhone on to the AirPower pad, and it starts charging. No need to plug in your iPhone.Place the AirPower pad on your desk or wherever you like to charge your devices. Then plug it into a power outlet. To charge your device, just place it on the mat, with front facing up. … [Read more...] about Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Everything you need to know
Cords. Who needs 'em?Wireless power could prove to be the next significant charging advancement in mobile technology. Samsung's on the forefront of that movement, thanks to its two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and GS6 edge, both of which have built in support for the Qi and PMA wireless power standards. In other words, the two GS6s charge wirelessly without any extra case or accessory.To ensure new GS6 owners see the best possible wireless charging experience (for a price), Samsung released its own branded wireless charging pads. The round Samsung Wireless Charging Pad (EP-PG920I) [ Find it on Amazon– *What’s this?* ] is designed for use with the new Galaxy phones, but it also works with other Qi compatible devices and accessories, according to Samsung.[Related News: 6 things Samsung Galaxy S6 does that iPhone 6 can't]I've been using both GS6 devices along with the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad for more than a month, and that's been more than enough time to suss … [Read more...] about Is Samsung’s new Wireless Charging Pad worth the price?
Last week, Samsung made itself the center of the mobile world when it announced its two latest "phablets," the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5. Amidst all the noise around the new Galaxys, the Korean company also quietly listed for sale an upgraded version of its Wireless Charging Pad.The new, $70 Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad looks exactly like the previous version, but the thin, circular disk packs an important internal enhancement: Support for faster wireless charging using the Qi (say: "chee") wireless standard. Earlier this summer, Qi announced a new, faster 15w wireless standard, which lets manufacturers build chargers that provide 3x the standard 5w available in the majority of wireless chargers on the market today.However, Samsung's new Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad does not appear to support the full 15w of the new standard. (I've reached out to Samsung for confirmation but haven't received a response.) From Samsung's product page: "[T]he new wireless … [Read more...] about Samsung’s new wireless charge pad powers up your phone faster, if…
Samsung wants to make sure that more of itsGalaxy products will fit on one charging pad. That’s one of the key ideas behind a recently uncovered wireless charger patent with three different designs. Instead of the current flat, round disc that Samsung sells, the new creations are taller and larger, with the goal of charging a phone and/or tablet alongside a smartwatch.The filing was recently published by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office after an original submission in January. It’s not known if this is still something being kicked around the Samsung offices, or if the company will unveil a new wireless charger when it shows off the Galaxy Note 7. We’ll find out soon enough, as Samsung will unveil its latest phone (and possibly more) on August 2.The story behind the story: Samsung is one of the major boosters of wireless charging technologies, selling its own branded charging pad that was given away as an early promotion when the Galaxy S7 and S7 … [Read more...] about Future Samsung wireless charging pads may handle all your gear at once, patents reveal
Samsung's EP-PG920IBUGUS Wireless Charging Pad gets 4 out of 5 stars from nearly 8,100 people on Amazon (see reviews), and at a dramatic 56% off you can purchase this one right now for just $17.77 (list price: $39.99). If you have a compatible Galaxy smartphone or other Qi-compatible device (or know somebody who does -- gift alert?), simply lay it down on the pad and it charges quickly via inductive charging. No plugs or wires involved in this transaction. It appears to be as simple as that, and many recent reviewers on Amazon seem to confirm. See this deal on Amazon now.This story, "Save 56% on Samsung's Wireless Charging Pad - Deal Alert" was originally published byTechConnect. … [Read more...] about Save 56% on Samsung’s Wireless Charging Pad – Deal Alert
The iPhone 8 is rumored to feature wireless charging, a first in the iPhone. Now photos of a component surface that is supposed the key part inside an iPhone 8 wireless charging pad.The circuit board shows in the center a coil for the wireless power transfer. On the side of the board is a lightning plug to supply the iPhone 8 wireless charge base with power. The output voltage is according to the label 5V-12V, input current is 0.6A-2A and the output power 5W-10W.The efficiency is stated with 70% to 85%. According to the leaker on Weibo, Apple's wireless charging base is compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium Qi standard. Some commenters on Weibo question the legitimacy of the leak as the PCB board is not very Apple like. It could well be that this component is from a third party wireless charging accessory for the iPhone 8.At this point there is no way to confirm if these leaked components are from an Apple iPhone 8 accessory. In the gallery is an image of the similar component … [Read more...] about IPhone 8 Wireless Charging Pad Module Leaks