Apple is taking its sweet time to release the AirPower wireless charger that was unveiled alongside the iPhone X back in September, but the wait may finally be over. A third report is now suggesting that a March launch is imminent, so we should be hearing a press release from Cupertino very soon. While Apple already announced and started selling its HomePod smart speaker, and the WWDC 2018 conference announcement is done and dusted, the only thing remaining is to finally set a price and release date for its darned AirPower.
The modern smartphone is a truly wonderful and practical device, but its magnificent splendor disappears as soon as its power cell gives in. If you need some extra juice on the go and battery cases freak you out, then you must have entertained the thought of getting a portable charger.
Samsung’s hokey puck of a fast convertible wireless charger is one of the most convenient such devices you can grab for your Qi-enabled smartphone (yes, that includes the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X). As these things go, it is even somewhat stylish, and doubles as a stand via the rotating base. Needless to say, there is an LED indicator, too, that shows when the device is properly centered and charging.
At first blush, there isn’t much more to improve, as it is also a powerful 10W charger under the hood, but Samsung may beg to differ, and, rumor has it, it is prepping a new version to be released …
Need a new portable battery charger (aka power bank) for your smartphone or
tablet? If you do, you can now buy the highly-rated mophie powerstation Boost XL (with
a 10,400 mAh capacity) for just $24.99 – that’s $55 off its original price.
The 10,400 mAh mophie powerstation Boost XL is available for $24.99
only at Best Buy, which offers the mobile charger in four color variants (blue,
white, purple, and pink). If you hurry and place an order online today, Best
Buy can ship the accessory by December 26. Of
course, you can also save the charger for a store pickup.
You might recall back in July 2013 when we told you about a 23-year old stewardess who was electrocuted when she answered a call on her Apple iPhone 5 while it was charging. That seemed to kick off a series of other incidents where iPhone or iPad users would report receiving a shock. In many cases, the problem was the use of a third party charger. Later that year, Apple announced that it would allow consumers to swap third party chargers for the official Apple version. This was to take place in certain countries including the U.S., China, and the U.K.
It has been some time since we passed …
A patent application filed by Samsung to the USPTO reveals a dual wireless charger that can charge more than one device at a time. In that regard, it would be considered a challenger for Apple’s AirPower wireless charger. The latter can charge multiple device at once by fitting an iPhone and an Apple Watch all together on a single charging pad. Actually, there are various combinations that will fit, including the charging of two iPhone models at one time.
According to Sammy’s patent, its dual wireless charger uses both magnetic resonance and magnetic induction charging in the same product. …
Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat may look svelte and top up everything with the fruit logo in sight, but it’s coming much later than its announcement, so what’s a cord-cutter to do when they get their new iPhone 8, Plus or X? After all, why have fresh glass backs that pass those electrons through with ease, if not to use the new wireless charging option that Apple finally brings to its phone portfolio.
If you are looking for third-party HTC U11 accessories, you’ve come to the right place. We have lined up 10 essential items for any owner of HTC’s prime smartphone for 2017 – useful stuff like cases, screen protectors, different types of chargers and cables, a power bank, and plenty more.
Motorola isn’t the phone maker powerhouse it used be, but it is still a highly relevant brand under Lenovo’s competent administration. Fans of Moto or everyone who appreciates well-built, brand-name mobile accessories ought to be interested in this selection.