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The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was a down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing. Read More >>

CES 2019: Powercast’s Wireless Joy-Con Chargers Make Me Giddy For The Wireless Charging Future

I don't personally own any wireless charging products, but I always get excited when I see other people's. There's a wireless phone charging pad I keep seeing looks like a cool magic summoning circle, and I cannot get that piece of nerdy tech into my life fast enough. However, it seems like the first wireless charging device I might find in my home could actually be for my Switch Joy-Cons. Read More >>

Apple AirPower Never Showed Up, But This Charging Mat Is a Solid Substitute

Once upon a time, legend told of a magical charging pad that could power up a smartphone, watch, and wireless earbuds all at the same time. Reports from locals who claimed to have seen it even mentioned that it bore a mark that looked like half-eaten fruit. However, despite all the prophecies and rumours, no one has been able to show proof of such a device actually existing. So armed with a dream and some gadgets, I set out on a quest to find that mythical wireless charging pad. Read More >>

Wireless Charging Still Isn’t Fast Enough for the OnePlus 6T

So yesterday was the day the OnePlus 6T arrived, showing off what has changed since the launch of the OnePlus 6 back in May. A few common phone features are still missing, though, and among them is wireless charging. Despite the glass back of the 6 and 6T, neither devices lets you put your phone on a special mat to recharge. According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau that's because it's simply too slow. Read More >>

The Pixel 3 Won’t Wirelessly Charge at Max Speed Except on Google-Approved Chargers

If you’re considering getting one of Google’s new Pixel 3 devices, beware: Unless you use a Google-certified accessory, wireless fast charging will only work at half of the phone’s maximum 10 watt charging speed. Read More >>

No Seriously, Where the Hell Is AirPower?

So Apple’s annual autumn iPhone event has come and gone, and while the company introduced updates to its main iPhone and Apple Watch offerings, there was so much more we were expecting that simply didn’t make it. What happened to iPad Pros with FaceID, AirPods with wireless charging, or the long rumoured affordable MacBook revamp? But even among all those questions, there was one omission that seemed even more glaring: Where the hell is AirPower? Read More >>

Did Amazon Just Accidentally Confirm Samsung’s Unreleased Dual-Wireless Charger?

Amazon is really good at making it easy to buy stuff online, however it seems the company isn’t all that great at keeping secrets. That’s because last night at an Amazon Christmas press preview event, among the hundreds of products it was trying to push as we slowly approach peak gifting season, the company had one unannounced product just sitting out on the shelves for anyone to come take a look at. Read More >>

Wait, What the Hell Happened to Apple AirPower?

When Apple debuted the iPhone X last autumn, the company also announced AirPower, a wireless charging pad with special Apple magic that would let you charge three devices at once faster than traditional Qi wireless chargers. But now, nine months later, AirPower still isn’t here, and it’s not clear when it will actually be available. Read More >>

Oh Please Let the Pop Up Camera Become a Trend

HP announced a refreshed line of both consumer and professional devices, including some appealing all-in-one computers that add some pretty novel features and make an attempt to counter the permanence that plagues all-in-one devices (and the lack of competing voice assistants in PCs). The coolest part? A slick hidden camera that, frankly, needs to be in everything. Read More >>

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How to Charge Any Phone Wirelessly

More and more phones are adding wireless charging capabilities, but if you’re using an older handset or one that still needs a cable to juice up — hello, Google Pixel 2 — you don’t have to be left out of the party. Here’s a straightforward guide to the kit you need to charge up any phone by just placing it down on a surface. Read More >>

Powermat Concedes, Declares Qi the Dominant Wireless Charging Standard

Despite the fact that Apple has only publicly acknowledged wireless charging for about four months, it's actually been around for many years. Crazy right? Who would have thought Apple didn't invent all these things themselves. Oh right, everyone who had a decent non-Apple phone before September. Read More >>

You Can Wirelessly Charge Your Phone With This Wireless Battery That Also Wirelessly Charges

Until every last piece of furniture on Earth has a built-in wireless charging pad, you’ll probably still find yourself charging your smartphone with a cord more often than not. But if you’re so desperate for a cordless future that you’ll do just about anything to make it happen, you could slip Avido’s new WiBa charger in your pocket every time you head out the door. The device is scheduled to come out next month and appears to be the first backup battery system to charge itself, and your phone, wirelessly. Read More >>

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Wireless Charging 

Years after it first appeared, wireless charging has finally arrived on the iPhone—but what is this magical charging method that’s been on other big phones for a couple of years now? And is it really all that superior to just plugging your phone into the wall every night? Here’s what you need to know about wireless charging, and the kit you need to make it work. Read More >>

Sony Patent Suggests The Future Is People Siphoning Off Your Phone Battery

A recent patent filing from Sony suggests they're looking into ways for phones to charge wirelessly off each other. Read More >>

It Definitey Looks Like the Next iPhone Will Have Wireless Charging

Apple just quietly joined Wireless Power Consortium, a group of 214 companies dedicated to promoting wireless charging through its “Qi” standard, fuelling rumours that the next iPhone will include the technology. Read More >>