Analyst tells clients to expect the 2018 Apple iPhone models to offer a faster charging system

According to a research note penned to his clients, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang expects Apple to offer faster charging for its 2018 iPhone models. The analyst sees Apple turning to 9V 2A and 5V 3A charging systems from the current 5V 2A. According to Zhang, Apple will source fast-charging chipsets from a sole supplier, Power Integrations. The latter will replace ON Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductors as “the main provider for the charging solution for all new iPhone and iPads.” In addition, the model rumored to sport a 6.1-inch LCD display, currently dubbed the iPhone 9, will …


Save 25% on Charby charging cables that can power up your phone twice as fast

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Charging cables, whether you’re a lightning or micro USB kinda person, are an essential element in the device ecosystem that is 2018. We use them to charge our phones, tablets, headphones, keyboards, and even our TV remotes. We use them to transfer documents, photos, and music between those devices and our laptops. Who knows what’s next. But the standard cables leave a lot to be desired, and the Charby Sense Charging Cables make a nice overall life upgrade. 

For one thing, these cables shut off the minute your device is fully charged to stop wasting electricity and avoid overheating. That’s one point for the environment (pats self on back). These four-foot cables are also equipped with smart technology and LED indicators that let you know when power is flowing, and if it’s happening at a slower rate than normal. If a laptop USB port or an older outlet is throttling the charge, press the boost button, and Charby Sense will double your charging speed.  Read more…

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Android P code hints at wireless charging on the Pixel 3 series

Last year’s Google Pixel 2 series disappointed certain consumers due to its lack of wireless charging but if the new Android P Beta 2 is anything to go by, it appears Google may finally be giving its customers what they want with the new Pixel 3 line.

As discovered by XDA Developers, various strands of code hidden within the new software suggest deeper wireless charging support is on the way. See, since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the popular OS has supported wireless chargers in some capacity, but with the upcoming Android P release, it appears Google will be embracing the accessories further …

Road warriors, Mophie's mini charging pad will save you from becoming a cable pleb

Imagine the horror – you are at the airport, or in your hotel room, and there are no Qi wireless charging surfaces around. What is a fine person to do now, plug a cable in? To spare you that demoralizing experience, Mophie has outed a complete travel kit for… you guessed it… wirelessly charging your phone.
The new Charge stream travel kit and Charge stream pad mini are meant for those who won’t convenience on the go, as today’s wireless chargers aren’t really conducive to lugging around, so Mophie is trying to turn their concept on its head. The mini pad is indeed …

HTC reveals why the U12+ skipped wireless charging

HTC has revealed why it chose to skip wireless charging with the HTC U12+. After previously explaining its eyebrow-raising name choice for its latest flagship, the Taiwan-based company has now gone on to reveal the thought process behind yet another controversial decision, the omission of wireless charging in its latest flagship.

Despite the tech gradually becoming standard in the premium smartphone segment, HTC ultimately chose to skip wireless charging when it came to its newest offering, revealing that it doesn’t believe the benefits are sufficient enough. Specifically, in order to include …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, get a 128 GB memory card and charging pad for free

If you need a brand new, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ in your life, you can currently take advantage of a few deals that are available in the US. While Samsung itself is offering a Gear S3 watch for just $99 (or a free pair of Gear IconX earbuds) with any of its Galaxy S9 smartphones, Best Buy today revealed a different offer.  
When purchasing an unlocked Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ at Best Buy, you’re receiving two free gifts: a Samsung EVO Plus 128 GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card (normally priced at $99.99), and a Samsung Fast Charge Wireless …

Expect more powerful wireless charging pads, as FCC increases all spec limits

The FCC has raised the limits of its wireless charging gear specifications significantly, so the compliant ones can now be much more powerful than before. The 5W coil restriction is now upped to the whopping 15W, as there are already chargers on the market with this output, like Belkin’s Boost Up line you see in the video above. 

Furthermore, the radio frequency exposure distance has also been increased drastically with two more inches, so those powerful pads of tomorrow don’t actually cross the existing SAR guidelines. In aggregate, the increase in these …

Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone X to be its first Qi-certified battery charging case

There’s been a dearth of quality battery cases for the iPhone X so far, not least because most of the popular ones on Amazon are made by obscure companies with conflicting reviews about their wares. Case in point are the Amazon’s Choice wrappers that offer whopping battery capacities on paper, but are with dubious design, and some even charge the phone itself wirelessly, wasting a terrible amount of energy in the process.

Enter Mophie, the Cadillac of battery cases, with its own take on the iPhone X energy supply that is a humble receiver only, and doesn’t …

Promo! PhoneArena discounts for the best RAVPower wireless charging deals on Amazon

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? Alternatively, Samsung’s new convertible charger may be the bee’s knees, but there is nothing it can do that a half-priced charger can’t.

After all, why have fresh glass backs that pass those electrons through with ease, if not to use the new wireless charging option that most manufacturers (and, finally, Apple) have brought to their phone portfolios. …

RAVPower HyperAir Charging Pad, Stand, Power Bank Review


RAVPower is a name you might not be familiar with, but this mobile accessory manufacturer has plenty of 5-star reviews on Amazon.com and has garnered the distinction of “Amazon’s Choice” for many of its chargers, cables, and power banks. In this review, we’ll introduce you to three of the company’s devices: two charging pads and a wireless charging power bank, all from the HyperAir wireless charging series. This product line focuses on charging both iPhone and Android devices as fast as wirelessly possible, and we’re itching to see if these chargers live up to the hype.

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