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iFrogz Cocoon earbud charging case review

Carrying around headphones can be a pain, especially if you aren’t using totally wireless earbuds that come with a case. Zagg thought this was a problem worth addressing, so they crafted the Cocoon headphone charging case under the iFrogz brand to make it just a bit easier to keep up with your headphones throughout the […]

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Anker PowerWave 7.5 Qi wireless charging pad review

Anker’s a very popular brand for charging accessories, and if you’ve had a smartphone for more than a few years you’ve most likely used some of their stuff. We get to review some of their products on here every once in awhile, and more often than not we find them to be great devices with […]

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Anker PowerWave 7.5 Qi wireless charging stand review

The Galaxy S9 has been out for a few weeks, and if you’ve already purchased one you’re probably in the market for a wireless charging pad to go with it. To make that a little easier for you, we got our hands on Anker’s new PowerWave wireless charging stand for a review. The PowerWave 7.5 […]

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RAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Stand review

With more and more new devices supporting wireless chargers, you’ve probably looked at a few to get in on the trend. But like any other gadget for your smartphone, there’s a ton of to pick from. You’ve got a few different styles and brands, like flat charging pads, stands, and things from brands like RAVPower. […]

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Some Galaxy Note 8 owners have reported battery charging issues

Some Galaxy Note 8 owners have been reporting that they couldn't charge or turn on their handsets after the batteries ran dry — a problem that plagues other phones as well. While Samsung reps have been trying to address individual issues, a company…
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Apple wireless charging patent describes ability to prioritize devices

Two patent applications published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office give us a peek into what kind of mobile device charging options Apple may be giving us in the future. As VentureBeat reports, the two applications were both filed in June t…
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First non-contact wireless charging approval from FCC issued to Energous WattUp

When it comes to methods to recharge the batteries that have become so numerous in our lives, the technology is continuing to evolve. Although solutions have been around for a while, we are finally starting to see wireless charging pads gain some market share and start down the path of being as ubiquitous as the […]

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Samsung patent shows a charging pad with both magnetic inductive and resonant modes

A patent application from March 2017 shows that Samsung is developing a dual charging pad that can charge multiple devices using the Qi standard. Two different charging modes, inductive and resonance, will be present in the device. Samsung notes that having both charging methods in one device will eliminate the need to have two separate […]

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[TA Deals] Get this wireless charging pad for $12 with free shipping

Don’t limit yourself the cables. Get a wireless charging pad. The compact, versatile, and affordable. Well they’re actually only affordable if you purchase through Talk Android Deals today. Mobile Kingdom has partnered with us to bring you an exclusive discount on its Mini Qi Wireless Charging Pad that comes in your choice of black or […]

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Qualcomm amps up charging technology with new Quick Charge 4+ capabilities

Earlier this year in conjunction with the release of the Snapdragon 835 processor, Qualcomm also announced they were going to introduce a new Quick Charge 4 scheme for when devices do need to be recharged. In some of our tests, like with the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that features the Snapdragon 835, we found power management […]

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[TA Deals] Snatch the Montair Air Wireless Charging Car Mount for $55!

A wireless charging pad in your car? It’s absolutely possible, and it’s more practical than you think. The Montar Air Wireless Charging Car Mount on Talk Android Deals merges a wireless charging pad and a car mount into one product. We’re offering it to you at an exclusive price that’s live for a limited time. […]

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[TA Deals] Scoop a fast wireless charging stand for under $25

Now is your chance to get a fast wireless charging stand for less than $ 25. Zippo’s offering on Talk Android Deals is our featured deal of the day. With this wireless charging stand, you can charge your phone easily and quickly without needing wires. Here’s the full description: Wireless charging is all the rage, and […]

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Energous will bring true wireless charging to the masses later this year

The Energous Miniature WattUp is a reference design for wearables and other small electronics. It delivers truly wireless charging and is scheduled to ship from a number of manufacturing partners later this year.

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The 18 most stylish iPhone stands and charging docks

The right iPhone dock does more than just hold your phone. If you’re looking for the perfect dock for your bedroom, or one to sit discretely on your office desk, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.

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Incipio’s Offgrid Galaxy S7 Edge case boosts battery life and supports wireless charging

If your Galaxy S7 Edge keeps running out of power, the Incipio Offgrid battery case is for you. This case offers an extra 3,700mAh of power and supports wireless and QC 2.0 pass-through charging.

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New Apple patent filing suggests wireless charging is still a part of the iPhone’s future

While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?

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Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think

The day when you walk into a room and your phone automatically begins to charge up wirelessly may be closer than you think. We saw a working prototype of Technovator’s XE power router charging up an iPhone from several feet away.

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Best wireless charging pads for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Samsung is supporting advanced technologies by allowing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to be charged without wires. Once again, your Samsung phone can be placed on a wireless charging pad to get powered up. The company first started supporting wireless charging with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and then the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ continued the tradition. Unsurprisingly, the company worked it into the 2016 flagship. So, just like before, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be used with wireless charging pads that use the Qi standard.

Hit the break and we’ll show you the best chargers to buy.

Editor’s note: I have not independently tested all of these products, so be aware that you may have to use a specific adapter (or “charger head”) and cable with each.

Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad

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People generally like to buy accessories made by the same company who makes their devices. If you’re one of those people, Samsung’s own wireless charging pad with fast charge capabilities is what you’re going to get and there’s no need to read on. This wireless charging pad, which is priced differently everywhere you look, works with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge along with all other Qi-ready devices. And you probably won’t need to remove your case or cover to use it.

It has a built-in LED light to tell you whether or not your phone is aligned properly. Select Samsung devices will also alert you when a full charge has been achieved.

With an official option like this, there’s no going wrong.

  • Color options: Black, White
  • Pricing: $ 49-$ 69

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Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

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In 2016, Samsung introduced a new wireless charging pad marketed as a “wireless charging stand.”

This in-house wireless charging stand with fast charge technology is just like Samsung’s wireless charging pad. The difference? This one, because it’s a stand, positions your phone on an incline rather than having lie flat. The benefit here is that you can easily access your phone while it’s charging. Picking it up and putting it down is less likely when positioned at an angle. Or, if you’d like to glance over at your phone for information, turn on the always-on display that Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Going for the stand over the pad limits your color options to just one choice and raises the praise.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 69

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Nekteck Wireless Charging Pad

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Up until now, Nekteck was a completely unknown brand to me. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the company and its products. In fact, it seems that all of Nekteck’s products on Amazon are rated with 4-5 stars. So counting out their wireless charging pad just because you’ve never heard of them is a bad move.

Nekteck’s wireless charging pad supports all Qi-ready devices, but the fast charging feature is only compatible with select Samsung phones — the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. To activate the fast charging feature, you’ll need to use Samsung or Nekteck’s adapters with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

When your phone is placed on the wireless charging pad, a blue light will illuminate to indicate that your phone is charging.

Easing your mind about buying this wireless charging pad is an 18-month warranty and lifetime customer support from Nektech.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 29

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TYLT VU Wireless Charging Stand

tylt_vu_lime_greenThe world is full of accessories, and a bunch of my personal favorites come from TYLT. Its products are well-made, colorful, and affordable. Can you ask of more? The VU wireless charging stand has a 3-coil system, comes in four colors, and costs less than you’d expect.

With the 3-coil system, TYLT allows you to put your phone anywhere on the wireless charging stand whether that’s in portrait or landscape orientation. Also, this wireless charging stand is designed at a 45-degree angle so you can still see your phone from anywhere and won’t miss a single notification coming in. The VU’s entire design is so subtle and attractive because of its popping color and the long wire sneaking out of the back. TYLT succeeded here with a very simple, modern aesthetic.

Depending where you shop, you can get TYLT’s VU for less than $ 50 with free shipping.

  • Color options: $ 49-$ 69
  • Pricing: Black, Blue, Green, Red

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Choetech Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad

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The first wireless charging pad I ever owned was this one from Choetech. And it has served me well for nearly one year. Choetech’s wireless charging pad, which is the cheapest on the list, costs just $ 25 and supports fast charging.

Choetech says this wireless charging pad can charge supported devices up to 1.4x faster than competing products, and its built-in sensor lowers the status lights’ strength when charging in a dark room. Like Nektech, Choetech throws in an 18-month warranty.

Those wanting to try out a wireless charging pad for the first time should get Choetech’s product because of its price alone. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another wireless charging pad at a price so low without cutting corners.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 25

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Incipio Ghost 220 Wireless Charging Base

incipio_ghost_220_charging_baseBecause there’s a very good chance you have more than one Qi-ready device in your home or office, Incipio’s Ghost 220 exists. The Ghost 220 is a wireless charging base that charges up to three devices simultaneously. Through wireless charging, it can charge two devices on once because of the rectangle shape. Then, through a physical wire, the Ghost 220 charges a third device; therefore, even if you have just one device that can be charged without wires, this wireless charging base is still worth it because of the external charging support.

Despite charging more devices at once than other products, the Ghost 220 isn’t very expensive. It can be purchased for as little as $ 45 with free shipping on Amazon.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 45-$ 69

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Now, yes, many other wireless charging pads exist. We just couldn’t name each and every one of them on our list. And these are the ones that we deem the best of them all. Regardless of which you choose, you’re getting a solid charger that will take your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge from 0% to 100% in the same time or less than phone-to-wire charging.

Happy charging!

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VanDerWaals charging purses are the perfect Valentine’s gift for your lady

With mobile charging handbags from VanDerWaals, your leading lady won’t be able to say that she didn’t respond to your text because her phone was dead. She’ll just have to come up with another excuse.

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Microsoft’s Hololens headset may need charging every couple of hours

Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, Hololens, may only last for around 2.5 hours on a single battery charge, if you use it for power-intensive tasks. The news, along with several other new features, has been revealed by a Microsoft technical evangelist.

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NuDock Mini is the sleek charging solution Apple fanatics crave

NuDock Mini is helpful if you own an Apple Watch, an iPhone, and a MacBook. It’s the addition of USB Type-C MacBook charging that sets it apart. Backers of an IndieGoGo campaign can snag one for $ 70.

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[Deal] Get an extra battery, charging cradle, and microSD card with your LG V10

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Shortly after the G4’s release earlier this year, LG offered buyers an opportunity to pick up extra goodies at no cost. Customers were asked to verify their purchase with LG and then the company would send things like a leather back, an extra battery, a charging cradle, and a microSD card. LG is doing the same with its current flagship, the V10. Buyers of the V10 can go to the new promotional page to fill out a form that will send them an extra battery with a charging cradle as well a 64GB microSD card.

Could it get any easier to get a $ 125 bundle for free?

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BUNDLE UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE LG V10 – THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE FOR HOLIDAY VIDEOS

For A Limited Time, Receive a Free 64 GB mircoSD Card, Extra Battery and Charging Cradle with Purchase of a LG V10

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., – Nov. 30, 2015 – Bundle up this holiday season with the official smartphone for holiday videos – LG V10. With a 16MP camera that includes a Manual Mode and Steady Record, everyone of your fun family moments will look as beautiful as if you shot them on a DSLR style camera. And with the

LGV10’s removable battery and expandable memory, you won’t have to worry about missing any of those can’t miss holiday moments.

That’s why starting November 30 anyone who purchases a new LG V10 at AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon will receive a:

  • 64 GB MicroSD Card
  • Extra Battery
  • Battery Charging Cradle

Act fast, though, because this limited time offer ends December 20. For more information, including availability, please visit: lgv10decemberpromo.com.

And for your holiday videos, here’s what else you’ll enjoy with the LG V10:

  • Camera: Take beautiful, crisp photos and videos with the 16MP camera with Laser Auto Focus, and dual 5MP front-facing cameras. Capture the perfect selfie even in the lowest light with the Gesture Shot and Selfie Light.
  • Processor: Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 808 Processor, combined with 4GB of RAM* lets you move quickly through your favorite apps.
  • Storage**: Now more ofyour photos and videos can live on your smartphone. It has 64GB of internal storage memory, expandable up to 2TB using a MicroSD card (sold separately).
  • Battery:Removable 3000mAh battery.
  • Access & Security:Along with LG’s popular Knock Code, the LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to unlock it and turn on the display simultaneously.
  • Operating System: Android™ 5.1 Lollipop.
  • Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.1 1 a, b, g, n, ac/ Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0

About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.

LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics USA Inc., a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG’s consumer-centric products — including the flagship premium G Series models — incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

 

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Why is wireless charging taking so long to arrive? We ask an expert

Wireless charging technology is gaining real traction, but there are still problems to overcome. We take a look at the obstacles to wider adoption and talk to the Wireless Power Consortium’s John Perzow about what’s next for the Qi standard.

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The UsBidi charging cable conserves energy and prolongs the life of your battery

Our smartphones continue to get smarter, but our charging cables continue to stay dumb. UsBidi Charger aims to change that with the UsBidi, a smart charging cable that will prolong the life of your battery and conserve energy at the same time.

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