Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s video leak touts a corner notch, wireless charging hinted

March 27 is shaping up to be a very interesting date for whose who follow the developments out of the Chinese phone industry. The world’s third and fourth handset makers are set to announce their spring crops then, and, while we know most everything there is to know about Huawei’s P20 trio, Xiaomi’s announcement is still a bit of a mystery when it comes to outer appearance.

We know that it is going to announce the bezel-less Mi Mix 2s, boosted by Qualcomm’s powerful new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The device is expected to feature a four-sided ceramic …

Do you use wireless charging on a regular basis? (results)

We asked you last week how often do you actually charge your handset wirelessly, given that this is an increasingly common option that is now available on iPhones and Androids alike, but is slower compared to conventional cable charging, and requires an extra accessory. A lot of phone makers moved to glass bodies to facilitate wireless charging, and we wanted to gauge whether this has been worth all the cracked rears. 
It turns out that more than half of our 2433 respondents don’t care at all about it, whether because they don’t have it on their phones, …

Do you use wireless charging on a regular basis?

With Powermat joining the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) juggernaut, and pushing an update to its legacy pads in Starbucks to make them compatible with Qi, there is now one wireless charging standard to rule them all, but do you use the wireless charging option on your phone at all? 

Needless to say, the wireless charging pioneer Powermat threw in the towel, as the last wireless charging holdout Apple went the way of Qi. Thus, Powermat obviously concluded that there is no point of being the odd one out, and it turned out the right move, as Apple sold 77 million iPhones just …

Attention photographers: This wireless charging pad looks like a DSLR lens


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New year, new phone? Congratulations! Speaking of the new year, wire-powered charging is so 2017. Now that the new era of smartphones is here, it’s only right that you free yourself from the nuisances of cords and cables and embrace the wireless life. No more tripping over wires, no more untangling wires, and no more dealing with flimsy cables — wireless charging is what you deserve.

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Deal: This Samsung 10,200mAh portable charger with fast charging is 76% off, grab one for $20!


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. 

If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to know …

Apple iPhone SE 2 rumored to feature glass back for wireless charging capabilities

A new report published today says that the Apple iPhone SE 2, the rumored sequel to the iPhone SE, will come with some new features. The model is said to include a glass back so that it can offer optional wireless charging to users of the device. This would allow the lower priced model to join the three 2017 iPhone units, all of which have glass backs and support wireless charging.

On China’s weibo messaging board, someone posted an image that claims to show several back panels belonging to the iPhone SE 2. Also in that picture, you can see a document that refers to the back panels as being …

Android Oreo beta brings fast charging to Xiaomi Mi A1

It’s always great when a software update adds a feature that makes your handset so much better. That is the case with the Xiaomi Mi A1. The Android Oreo closed beta that Xiaomi has the phone running on, apparently adds a fast charging feature that was not available with the version of the phone that launched with Android Nougat on board. One user, after installing the Android Oreo beta on his Mi A1, discovered that it takes only 92 minutes for the battery to go from 0% to 100%. Before the update, it took more than two-hours to do the same thing. One note of interest. This was accomplished using …

FCC gives first approval for wireless charging at-a-distance; WattUp works up to 3 feet away

The FCC has approved a new type of wireless charging system for the first time. Unlike other wireless charging systems, this will power up batteries as far as 3-feet away. A company named Energous, developer of the WattUp wireless charging at-a-distance technology, has received FCC approval for its transmitter. The latter is used to send focused RF-based power to devices as far as 3-feet away. This ushers in a new era of wireless charging for devices like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers, earbuds, smart speakers and more.

Energous says that its product is the …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 now come with a $100 gift card, free wireless charging pad

If you missed the chance to score a deal on a new smartphone
during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, don’t worry, there are still various promo offers to take advantage of. For example, Best Buy is currently offering the unlocked
Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ with a $100 e-gift card, plus a free Samsung-made fast charge wireless charging pad.


The $100 e-gift card doesn’t have an expiration date, so
you’ll be able to use it whenever you want (though only at Best Buy). As for
the free wireless charging pad, this normally costs $49 – not a huge value, but
it’s always nice when something’s …

Battery life still poor? You can save 30% to 50% on mophie's power banks and charging cases

Does the battery inside your smartphone continuously let you down? Are you using power saving modes all day just to make sure that you have a little speck of power available for your commute home? Are you wedded to the power outlets in your office? If you answered in the affirmative for any of these questions, you need to check out mophie’s website. The company, known for its battery enhancing solutions, is offering discounts in the range of 30% to 50% on selected power banks and charging cases.

The juice pack air line of charging cases is priced on mophie’s website at 30% off at $69.95. …