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Emirates installs Qi wireless charging trays in its Dubai lounges

Emirates installs Qi wireless charging trays in its Dubai lounges

Emirates Airlines announced that it has starting rolling out QI wireless charging trays in its First Class and Business Class lounges. The initial rollout will see 30 wireless charging trays installed in the airline's lounges in Dubai. From Emirates: Travellers can experience the...
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IKEA to integrate Qi charging in some furniture starting in April 2015

Everyone's favorite build-your-own furniture store IKEA has just announced a partnership to start integrating Qi charging for devices into some of its furniture. Starting in April 2015, IKEA will offer bedside tables, lamps and desks with Qi charging built in, meaning you won't need to drop any...
DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate

Microsoft Stores begin selling DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate for $59

This afternoon, Microsoft began selling the DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate online and in physical Microsoft Stores. Announced back in September, the DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate is the next generation Qi wireless solution that comes with NFC and Bluetooth built in for notification...
AT&T Lumia 830 to come with Qi wireless charging after all

AT&T Lumia 830 to come with Qi wireless charging after all

We got our first in-depth look at the new Lumia 830 'affordable flagship' phone yesterday, and I briefly talked about Qi wireless charging. The Lumia 830 comes with the popular standard built into the removable back cover, leaving two contact points on the phone itself to get a charge. AT&T...
Your next phone might be able to charge through space

Updated Qi wireless charging means your phones won't have to be directly touching the charger

The new Qi v1.2 specification will enable wireless charging through even greater spans than before. The current Qi standard is capable of blasting power wirelessly through up to 7mm of space, but the new standard amps that up to 45mm (1.77 inches). This will make it much easier to embed Qi...
Juiced Wireless Charger Pad review

Juiced Wireless Charger Pad review

Microsoft Surface owners might remember Juiced Systems as the seller of the super useful Surface Adapters, which squeeze a bunch of extra functionality out of the Surface tablets' single USB ports. Juiced sells a variety of unique USB hubs for mobile devices. All very good, but our Windows Phones...
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New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

Broadcom has announced a new wireless charging chip that aims to simplify wireless charging by combining all three current standards onto a single chip. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP - of which Broadcom is a member...
Orée Pebble 2 Qi charger

Orée Pebble 2 is a beautiful natural material Qi charger looking for Kickstarter backers

For those who want to add a little bit of luxury to their smartphone, Orée has created a wireless charging block that's fashioned out of a single block of wood or marble and integrates a speaker and microphone for speakerphone calls. For a Kickstarter pledge starting at $200, the Orée Pebble 2 is...

Microsoft joins the Power Matters Alliance, the group behind the PMA wireless charging standard

It’s pretty easy for most of us to rib on the Power Matters Alliance (PMA). They’re the group responsible for the PMA wireless charging, a competitor to the Qi wireless standard that so many of you Windows Phone users are very familiar with. However, many technology companies are PMA members....
Zens Car Charger

Zens keeps your phone charged wirelessly, but steals your car's precious coffee holder

Zens has a new Qi wireless charger, and this one is for your car. The aptly-named "ZENS Qi Wireless Car Charger" is set to hit markets on April 15th for an eye-melting €69.99 (US$96.54). It's designed to split into your cup holder and has a slot on its top designed to accommodate smartphones with...
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Microsoft and Samsung join the board for Qi wireless charging

Qi wireless charging is heavily supported with Windows Phone, especially since Nokia utilises the technology in most of its premium Lumia smartphones. Today, the Wireless Power Consortium announced that both Microsoft and Samsung Electro-Mechanics (a subsidy of Samsung) have joined the board....
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Deal alert: Nokia "Fatboy" DT-901 Wireless Charging Pillow available for just $29

Wireless charging and Windows Phone have gone hand-in-hand since Nokia entered the scene back in 2011. If you own a Windows Phone (or any compatible Qi device) and don't currently have a wireless charging dock at hand, you may want to check out the latest DailySteals offer for the Nokia "Fatboy"...