Tag: wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy Buds pictured charging wirelessly from Galaxy S10+ in latest batch of leaked photos

Given that the Galaxy S10 event is only two weeks away now, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and more leaked images of the phone. Most of the photos are getting a bit repetitive, but something in WinFuture’s latest post caught our eye: the Galaxy Buds wirelessly charging from a Galaxy S10+. About a […]

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Portless phones: Dumb gimmick or inevitable future?

Meizu Meizu and Vivo, both of which recently announced phones with no ports, are seeking the answer to an age-old question: do people prefer function or form? The answer, as always, is “it depends,” but in this case Meizu and Vivo are asking consumers to vote with their wallets. Should they? In September 2016, Apple […]

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Meizu announces a phone with no ports or buttons because we deserve this

Meizu announces the Meizu zero, the world’s first holeless phone. Pushing the boundaries of future flagship smartphones. Zhuhai, 23rd January 2019 — Meizu Technology Co., Ltd (Meizu) has officially introduced the Meizu zero, the world’s first holeless mobile phone. Building on the foundation of Meizu’s core R&D efforts over the last 15 years, zero harmonizes […]

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Forget wireless charging pads — this tech turns your room into a charging zone

Ossia/Wall Street Journal Ossia has teamed up with Spigen to reveal a smartphone case with true wireless charging capabilities. The technology allows you to simply stand within range of a transmitter to charge your phone. Ossia says it plans to release cases with the technology by 2020 at the latest. We’ve covered Ossia‘s true wireless […]

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Energous’ WattUp can charge hearing aids and other devices from 15 feet away

San Jose, California company Energous — the brainchild of George Holmes, an MIT graduate and former sales executive at Lucent — has made considerable progress toward its goal of ubiquitous power-at-a-distance charging in five years. It’s amassed more than 170 patents, partnered with Dialog Semiconductor to manufacture and sell its […]

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Deal: Get the Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charger Stand for $30 ($40 off)

If you picked up a new smartphone during the ongoing holiday promotions, congratulations! If your phone supports wireless charging, you might want to look at Amazon’s $40 discount on Samsung’s Wireless Charger Stand. The limited-time discount brings the price down to just $29.99. The Wireless Charger Stand includes the stand itself, a USB Type-C cable, […]

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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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