Tag: wireless charging

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo now $50 ($70 off) today only on Amazon

When the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo first arrived alongside the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch, the Android Police team noted that it was far from aesthetically pleasing, and way more expensive than expected. Well, it’s still ugly, but it’s a whole lot cheaper on Amazon now if you can catch this one day sale. The […]

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Just how good is reverse wireless charging on the Mate 20 Pro?

Wireless charging lingered as a background feature for years, but it got a shot in the arm in 2018. Not only do LG and Samsung phones continue to support wireless charging, but Google now includes it inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Huawei even took the technology one step further, introducing reverse wireless charging with […]

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November Pixel 3 and 3 XL update correctly identifies slow wireless charging

We were a bit perplexed a few weeks ago when Google announced its $79 wireless charger. After all, there are other 10W wireless chargers out there for much lower prices. Then, we found out only Google’s official Pixel Stand can charge the Pixel 3 and 3 XL at full speed. Oddly, other wireless chargers still […]

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[Update: Third-party support coming] Google limits Pixel 3 wireless charging rate to standard 5W for third-party charging pads

We already knew that Google’s Assistant UI would only work on the Pixel Stand. This decision by Google, while annoying, is understandable. Less understandable is the recent discovery that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will only wirelessly charge at 10W on the Pixel Stand, with all third-party wireless chargers limited to the much slower […]

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Using a third-party wireless charger for the Pixel 3? Be ready for very slow charging

Even though the Pixel Stand charges the Pixel 3 at 10W, third-party wireless chargers are capped at 5W. Google confirmed that this was due to a “secure handshake” between the Pixel Stand and Pixel 3. Weirdly, the Pixel 3 displays “Charging rapidly” when charging at 5W. Even though we thought the Pixel Stand for the […]

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Google limits Pixel 3 wireless charging rate to standard 5W for third-party chargers

We already knew that Google’s Assistant UI would only work on the Pixel Stand. This decision by Google, while annoying, is understandable. Less understandable is the recent discovery that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will only wirelessly charge at 10W on the Pixel Stand, with all third-party wireless chargers limited to the much slower […]

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Pixel Stand review: A cool but tragically overpriced wireless charger

Article Contents You could be forgiven for thinking Google was new to wireless charging if you haven’t been obsessively following its products for years. The Nexus 4, 5, and 6 all had wireless charging capabilities, and Google even released its own wireless charging pad in 2013. After ignoring wireless charging for several years, the feature […]

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Pixel Stand impressions: Google’s renewed interest in wireless charging delivers a clever surprise

It’s been a minute since Google offered support for wireless charging on any of its smartphones, last making the feature available on the Nexus 6. And while it remained on the sidelines for the first and second-gen Pixels, with today’s launch of the Pixel 3 it’s finally back — and dare I say, thanks to the […]

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Pixel Stand charges your phone and more for $79

Along with the new hardware announcements at Google’s event in New York City, the company also revealed a new accessory for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Appropriated named the Pixel Stand, it’s a wireless charging stand that, in typical Google fashion, does more than just recharge your phone. Coming in at $79, the […]

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Belkin’s wireless charging station juices up your iPhone XS and Apple Watch 4 – but it costs $159

It’s the time of year that my inbox fears the most: New iPhone Launch Day is customarily the day that accessory manufacturers choose to release all their new cases and cables and cords and dongles and gizmos tailored to the new iPhones, and of course, every single one gets its own press release. Most accessories […]

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You’ll be able to wirelessly charge Huawei’s new earbuds with a Mate 20

We’re expecting Huawei to unveil the premium Mate 20 phones in a few weeks after showing off the Mate 20 Lite during IFA. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will reportedly have a cool bonus if you also buy the upcoming Freebuds 2 Pro true wireless earbuds. Just set the earbuds on your phone, and […]

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Charge your phone and watch with the Wireless Charger Duo, available now

Samsung.com The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo is available today. The device will simultaneously charge a smartphone and a watch, or two smartphones. The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo costs $120, which is much more expensive than comparable products. At the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday, Sammy spent a whole lot of time on launching the Samsung Galaxy […]

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Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo is now available for $120

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday primarily focused on the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch. If you’re planning on picking up both of those, the previously-leaked Wireless Charger Duo is now available from Samsung, but you’ll have to cough up $119.99 for one, which is quite a bit more than expected. The AP team that was at […]

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo outed by Amazon ahead of launch

Almost everything that can be leaked about the Galaxy Note 9 has already been leaked, including some inkling of its price. Even its cases are already out in the open. There are, however, still two companions that continue to be shrouded in mystery: the Galaxy Watch and a new dual charging pad. But thanks to […]

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Is wireless charging dead? Does it even matter?

Wireless charging has long promised a convenient alternative charging method for phones and tablets. For the past few years, various standard promoters have teamed up with automotive, furniture, and even coffee businesses to create a world where wireless power is always within reach. Editor’s Pick Wireless charging technology: what you need to know Wireless Charging has […]

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Leaked firmware Huawei Mate 20/20 Pro could have wireless charging, in-display fingerprint reader, and Kirin 980 processor

With the launch of the Mate 10 Pro last year and the P20 Pro just back in March, Huawei took a couple of definite steps up regarding design, hardware, and photography chops. It’s believed that Huawei will launch its Mate 20 series of smartphones during September/October this year and we already have some details such as […]

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