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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!

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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. …

Recent Samsung Galaxy S8 update breaks fast charging for some owners

It appears that a recent update for the Galaxy S8/S8+ might have caused some units to malfunction. The problem seems to come from last month’s software upgrade which contained the October Android Security patch. After installation, the update breaks fast charging on certain devices.

Unsurprisingly, affected users have voiced their concerns over the internet. There are multiple appeals for help on Twitter as well as a number of threads on the Samsung community forums:

@SamsungSupport my s8 stopped fast charging after the latest update.  …

Forget OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs iPhone charging tests, how about a steak?

The OnePlus 5T Dash Charge feature is one of the best fast-charging options out there, pumping the Snapdragon 835-equipped phone full of electrons at lightning fast speeds. It couldn’t be otherwise, as the OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo brands are members of the same parent company, BBK, and we all know how fast Oppo’s VOOC charging system is, thanks to its 20W output, same as the Dash Charge, in fact. 

That is why OnePlus is so adamant on advertising how quickly you can top up the 5T in any creative way imaginable. First, it was direct comparison with …

Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release

Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.

According to Xiaomi, we should learn more about the new device(s) on November 2nd, which is a week from today. The company says that this smartphone series includes “something you have been impatiently …