Wireless charging has notoriously been a hard sell for smartphones. While it can add convenience to your charging sessions and makes for one heck of an interesting tech demo (it’s still hard to deny how “magical” the whole thing feels), there’s also no shortage of forces working against it, from the cost of charging hardware to issues with portability. But maybe the toughest nut to crack has been compatibility.
But now at the start of 2018, things are starting to look a bit better in that regard. The format wars of Qi versus PMA are long over, but maybe more importantly …
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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.
We reported last month that Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 will come with a brand new Dex Pad. Obviously, customers will be able to purchase the accessory separately, but we can’t help but wonder whether or not Samsung and/or some retailer won’t run some promotions that will offer the Galaxy S9 bundled with the DeX Pad.
In any case, it looks like that rumor was pretty accurate since we’ve just learned that Samsung trademarked the DeX Pad name in Europe. Filed on December 29, the application comes in time for a Mobile World Congress (MWC) reveal …
The T-Mobile version of the LG G Pad X 8.0 has received the December 1st security update. Besides the latter, software version V52120l brings minor software stability and bug fixes to the slate. When the notification appears on your tablet telling you that the update has arrived, don’t continue the updating process until your tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, make sure that the battery is charged to at least 50% before installing the new files. You also need to have enough storage on your tablet for the 95.3MB update.
Since the update is being sent out OTA, it might take …
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 …
Sprint has just announced the immediate availability of the inexpensive LG G Pad F2 8.0, a tablet that can be connected with pogo pins to the Plus Pack in order to expand its battery life.
The slate is available for purchase right now for just $149.99, or $6.25 per month for two years. The Plus Pack comes separately and you must pay $79.99 to get one. It will allow you to connect an additional 4,400 mAh battery to the tablet, as well as a USB port and 2x2W speakers.
Plus Pack aside, the LG G Pad F2 8.0 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and packs a 1.5GHz …
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.
Can you say LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus two times fast? Now, can you say that the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus is available at T-Mobile? The slate carries an 8-inch display with a 1200 x 1920 FHD resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon chipset carrying a 1.4GHz Octa-core CPU, with 32GB of native storage and a 2TB capacity microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. Dock the slate into the Plus Pack and see the time, date, weather and other important items.
The 5MP HDR+ rear-facing camera snaps five photos in sequence before the capture button is pressed. There is also a 5MP front-facing snapper …
If the rumors are right, wireless charging is a feature that will finally be offered to iPhone users later this year. Wireless charging should be available on the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, and possibly the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models. That is why glass is being used on the back cover of all three phones. The technology won’t work through a metal rear cover. And while that is all fine and dandy for those planning on purchasing a new iPhone once they become available, what about those who have an older iPhone unit?
If you own an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, …