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Wireless Charging Galaxy S6

Qi or Powermat? What's the difference and which should you choose?

Making the switch from cables to platters means picking a standard, which unfortunately isn't as easy or obvious as it sounds. Wireless charging has been around for some time now, though for a myriad of reasons has never really picked up steam. Now that we're seeing more devices support the tech...
Samsung Qi charger

A look at the new Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Samsung needed a new wireless charger to pair up with the Galaxy S6, and it's a pretty nice piece of gear. Even though it didn't actually offer a phone with Qi charging built-in, Samsung has previously sold a basic Qi charger for those who added it after the fact to their phone. Now that the...
Vinsic Wireless Charger

A quick look at the Vinsic Wireless Charger

It's slim, lightweight, and always stays lit up whether you're charging or not. We were about due for another wireless charger review, and this time we've got our hands on the Vinsic Wireless Charger. It's a bit larger than the average charging puck, but still keeps a low profile on any desk or...

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Vinsic 2-in-1 Charger

This portable wireless charger doubles as a 10400mAh power bank

Great for home and travel, the Vinsic 2-in-1 charger keeps you cable-free. Wireless chargers come in all shapes and sizes, but more often than not, you'll see the traditional flat pad style similar to the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad or ZENS Wireless Charger. The 45° angled design of the Vinsic...
Charging your phone

Weekly Poll: How do you charge your phone?

There are lots of ways to feed the ever-hungry battery on a modern Android phone. Chances are, most of us have a system of sorts that we use to make sure every time we pick our phone up and press a button or tap the screen to awaken it, it will be alive and ready to respond. This week, we want to...
Vinsic Wireless Charger

A quick look at the Vinsic Wireless Charger

It's slim, lightweight, and always stays lit up whether you're charging or not. We were about due for another wireless charger review, and this time we've got our hands on the Vinsic Wireless Charger. It's a bit larger than the average charging puck, but still keeps a low profile on any desk or...
Amzer Qi Wireless Charging Pad

A quick look at Amzer's Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Small in size and easily portable, this new charging pad from Amzer keeps your Qi-compatible devices juiced up at the typical 1A rate. Measuring 3.5-inches in diameter, it provides enough surface area to enable wireless charging for most smartphones and tablets without constantly adjusting for...
Chevy adds Active Phone Cooling to some future models

Chevrolet is adding Active Phone Cooling to some future models to keep your phone from overheating

Chevrolet is adding a new system to its upcoming 2016 Impala and Malibu lines called Active Phone Cooling. This system will come with vehicles that are equipped with wireless charging, in an effort to ensure that phones stay cool and don't overheat. During testing, Chevy noticed that when using...
Emirates installs Qi wireless charging trays in its Dubai lounges

Emirates installs Qi wireless charging trays in its Dubai lounges

Emirates Airlines announced that it has starting rolling out QI wireless charging trays in its First Class and Business Class lounges. The initial rollout will see 30 wireless charging trays installed in the airline's lounges in Dubai. From Emirates: Travellers can experience the...
Incipio Ghost 220

Hands-on with Incipio Ghost 220 wireless charger

The Ghost 220 is a wireless charger for a busy home. The Incipio Ghost 220 provides wireless charging to two of your Qi-enabled devices, plus a third over a generic USB port. The base is wide enough to squeeze a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a tablet like the Nexus 7 side-by-side and charging....
Qi fast charging

Your Qi charger will soon support 15W fast charging

Wireless charging is about to become just as capable as wired charging. An update to the Qi charging spec has been announced by the Wireless Power Consortium, and it's all about more power and backwards compatibility. Qi chargers will soon be able to fully utilize 15W charging device, more...
Wireless Charging

These Android phones can handle wireless charging

It's the feature you either have to have or don't care about at all. Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but sadly it hasn't become as widely-adopted as we'd like. Our microUSB ports start to loosen and bend over time and being able to limit that wear and tear by using...
Note 4 Qi

How to handle wireless charging in big phones

Making everything bigger introduces new problems, but the solutions are often fairly simple. We might as well call facts facts; big smartphones aren't going anywhere anytime soon. If anything, our mobile devices are going to continue to push the envelope. For the most part, the people who enjoy...

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