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George Comer 2016-12-01

AOC has unleashed a new 27-inch monitor which has a PLS panel and boasts the ability to charge a smartphone if you place the handset on the stand.

Yes, the AOC P2779VC has built-in Qi wireless charging, so all you need to do is lie your phone down on the stand to juice it up – providing that your mobile supports Qi charging, of course.

As for the monitor itself, the 27-inch screen has a Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 and it uses a PLS panel as mentioned, with wide viewing angles like IPS , and a true 8-bit color depth that results in incredible color accuracy according to AOC.

It also benefits from an anti-glare coating that helps defend against fingerprints and other unsightly marks on the screen.

As long as you're going wireless, this is the best wireless router

You also get a sleekly designed monitor with thin bezels, and a Kensington security slot allows you to lock the device down to the desk it sits on.

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Peter Williams 2017-09-12

Note also that Qi wireless charging is the de facto standard for all Android phones, so you don't need to wait for Belkin to produce Apple-specific chargers: pretty much any wireless charging pad out there will work.

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James Dalporto 2018-03-16
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The launch date of AllCall MIX2 is getting closer with the hype train is slowly picking up speed.

We have already seen the main specs of the phone leaked before but today the company finally released an official 3D video showing off the appearance and hardware composition of the upcoming device.

A few things we learn in the video is that the AllCall Mix2 will be available in two colors: Classic Black and Deep Sky Blue, which follows the fashion trends currently on the market.

The AllCall MIX2 seems to be also coming with a slim and light body sporting a 5.99-inch 18:9 all-screen display with a screen ratio around 90% and a high resolution of 2160*1080 pixels to bring a quite impressing viewing experience.

On the back of the phone we can also see it uses a simple design using the new IML-technology to give it a sleek look along with the dazzling metal body and the dual 2.5D curved design.

Watching the video, we get a brief understanding of its core configuration as well.

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William Mulcahy 2016-08-04
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My favorite thing in the world is when someone makes something, just because.

One of the best examples I ve seen of this lately is the OvRcharge – a needlessly-extravagant iPhone charger that levitates your device as it replenishes the battery.

The OvRcharge is the combination of two different technologies: wireless inductive charging, which uses electromagnetic fields to transfer energy between two objects, and magnetic levitation.

The core of the product is the base station; a gorgeous wooden box, which comes in a number of different colors and finishes, and packs all the requisite electronics and magnets.

If the product is successfully funded, the base station will come in two models.

The first will measure 140mm square, with a depth of 33 millimeters, and will provide devices with around 500mAh of charging.

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Gary Meyer 2017-07-19
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Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its first wireless charging system for its electrified cars in 2018, aiming to cut out a lingering headache for plug-in EV owners.

Expected to be offered as an option for select vehicles in the automaker’s range, the wireless charging tech will require hardware changes to the car.

A pad is placed on the floor of the garage or driveway, which transmits power to a receiver plate mounted on the underside of the vehicle.

Mercedes has been working on the inductive charging technology for some years now, in collaboration with BMW.

The automaker has also worked with Qualcomm on similar systems.

The goal is to reduce the requirement for electric car and electrified plug-in hybrid owners to have to remember to actually put their vehicle back on charge when they get to their home or office.

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Carl Dechant 2016-05-24
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The company s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most high-tech weapon in the battle to get kids to imbibe enough liquids throughout the day.

Cute, no?

The water bottle has a small screen built in, and additional sensors mean that shaking two bottles in close proximity to each other make the pets friends, enabling them to interact.

The company claims the Gulülu will stay juiced for four days before another recharge is required.

Parents can also schedule sleep or school modes, during which the pets go to sleep and become unresponsive, so the pets don t become a distraction during sleeping or learning hours.

The company estimates a shipping date of September, and the recommended retail price will be $129 once the products start making an appearance on shelves.

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Keith Hake 2017-09-20
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You're gonna be hearing a heck of a lot about wireless charging soon, now that Apple has opened the floodgates and added the tech to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Having to stick your phone precisely on a charging pad, though?

Ain't nobody got time for that.

The real wireless future looks more like the Pi charger, an innocuous, vase-like base unit that can refuel all your gadgets from up to a foot away.

It uses clever beam-forming tech to work out where your smartphones, watches, headphones and tablets are, then send magnetic fields exactly where they need to be to top up your juice.

It uses the same basic idea as the Qi charging standard, so expect most phones to play ball once the charger launches.

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0
Marshall Johnson 2017-09-19
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While there have been numerous attempts to enable wireless charging in mobile devices, the closest we’ve come to a market-ready solution is Qi charging, which still requires you to either have a specially designed phone or case, as well as a pad on which to place your handset.

Now, Pi, a new startup founded by MIT alumni, has demonstrated a desktop charger that can power up your gadgets up to a foot away in any direction, without requiring any physical contact.

Sure, your phones and tablets will require custom cases or support for resonant induction like the new iPhones have – but unlike charging pads, Pi’s solution lets you continue to use your phone in your hand as you normally would, and lets you charge multiple devices simultaneously – so you’re not restricted by the size of the pad.

To achieve this, the company has developed a beam-forming algorithm to direct a magnetic field to your device, no matter how it’s oriented in relation to the Pi Charger.

The team at Pi explained that they planned to approach consumers with a charging device that will cost ‘well below $200’, and also partner with hardware manufacturers to integrate their technology into their products.

They also have plans to introduce a larger version of the Charger for conference tables later on.

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0
George Mitchell 2017-09-19
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With the release of wireless charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, we’re confident you’re about to see a lot more wireless charging technology pop up.

One of the frustrating things about wireless charging at the moment is that you need to have your device, whether that’s your phone or your Apple Watch, sat directly on top of the charging pad in order for it to work.

It’s impressive, and less fiddly than having to plug a charger into the bottom of your phone, but it's not really wireless.

The real dream is wireless charging from a distance.

Now it looks like a team might have cracked it.

Pi, a company founded out of MIT, has created a wireless charger that is capable of charging multiple devices up to a foot away.

collect
0
Ralph Philbrick 2017-05-30
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We have wireless charging pads.

It doesn't seem like rocket surgery to put the two things together.

That's what Corsair has finally done with the new Concept Zeus mousepad, shown off for the first time at Computex in Taipei.

The Concept Zeus mousepad features a inductive charging circle in the top right corner of the pad, allowing you to charge your wireless mouse (using the Qi inductive charging standard).

That means it will also work for any Qi-enabled devices, such as the new Samsung Galaxy S8.

Don't have an Android phone?

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0
Jack Scharfenberg 2017-05-17
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p If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, it’s a great day to buy some new pads to scatter around your home and office, as Anker’s 5W and 10W PowerTouch pads are both on sale for all-time low prices.

Other than the maximum charging speed and a few very minor design differences, these are functionally identical.

The headlining feature is an LED light ring on the bottom (which you can turn off, thankfully) that pulses to indicate whether your device is charging.

Just note that not all phones can accept 10W wireless charging, and that these don’t include power adapters, so you’ll need to plug them into a USB charging port somewhere.

These prices are $4-$5 below the best we’ve ever seen, and don’t require promo codes.

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0
Michael Smith 2018-05-10

There are now hundreds of rugged phones on the market, but none of them shines for any special features over the others.

Blackview, which are renown and among the first ones to produce these kind of phones, are always trying to add new functionalities to set themselves apart from the competition.

Their latest experiment is called Blackview BV5800 Pro.

A rugged smartphone that comes with a feature even “ordinary” phones still struggle to implement – wireless charging.

The BV5800 Pro will indeed come with a large 5580mAh capacity battery that can be charged at 5V2A (10W) through wireless charging.

This will make your life so much as we all know how annoying it is to move the plastic plugs that make the phone waterproof in order to charge it.

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0
James Baichan 2017-08-15
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Today, we still rely on wired charging for our phones, tablets, and laptops.

Wi-Charge is working on a long-range wireless charging system that will send power to your device wherever it is in the room, no cords or careful placement on a charging mat needed.

Wi-Charge has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its wireless charging technology, which means it’s safe to use and much closer to going on sale.

“Without FDA approval, we couldn’t sell products in the United States,” explained Ori Mor, Wi-Charge’s co-founder and vice president of research and development.

“Now we’re in the clear and ready to engage the market.”

Several companies have attacked the challenge of wireless charging systems, but Wi-Charge works differently then it’s competitors, which is why the FDA needed to certify the technology and not, as you may have thought more likely, the Federal Communications Commission.

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0
Roy Shannon 2016-09-22
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A lamp never sounded this good.

No, we re not confusing our senses — we re talking about the Balldur, branded as a multi-function handmade wooden sound lamp.

Promising high quality sound and wireless charging capabilities, this lamp may look a bit retro, but there s nothing antiquated about it.

It s already blown past its original Kickstarter funding goal of $12,000, and if you want to capitalize on an early bird price, you ll have to act quickly.

The Balldur fulfills so many functions that it s tough to decide what its primary purpose is, but if you re looking to add a soft glow to your room, this lamp can certainly help.

The loft-style bulb can be customized to varying intensities either by way of the touchpad on the Balldur, or via the companion app available on both Android and iOS .

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0
Ryan Pak 2017-07-12
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Meet Dell’s Latitude 7285, world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1 computer!

Well it comes with a twist, but still it is ground breaking I guess.

The… twist is that you have to pay an extra 550$ to get 7285’s wireless charging keyboard accessory and the charging mat that goes along with it (keyboard only will set you back $380, the charging mat is $200).

The Dell Latitude 7285 isn’t cheap it self, as it costs approximately 1200$ but comes with some pretty decent specs, such as Core-i5-7Y54, 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM and a 12-inch display.

If you want to charge it wirelessly then you’ll need to have the 2-in-1 docked to the wireless-compatible keyboard.

In addition, Dell says that the charging pad is not designed to be used on metal surfaces.

collect
0
Robert Tuohy 2017-05-16
img

p When a new high-end smartphone is released, Mophie usually isn’t very far off with a new Juice Pack.

That’s held true for the Galaxy S8 and S8 , as Mophie today announced the launch of two new Juice Packs for Samsung’s latest flagships.

If you’re the type to use your phone constantly, then you might want to have a look.

By now, we’re used to what the Mophie Juice Pack provides.

Though there are Juice Packs available for a bunch of different phones, the premise behind all of them is the same: protect the phone while offering an extra battery to prolong screen-on time.

In the case of the Galaxy S8 and S8 , these Juice Packs are also wireless charging compatible, so you’ll be able to use them with any Mophie or Qi charging products you’ve got.

collect
0
George Comer 2016-12-01

AOC has unleashed a new 27-inch monitor which has a PLS panel and boasts the ability to charge a smartphone if you place the handset on the stand.

Yes, the AOC P2779VC has built-in Qi wireless charging, so all you need to do is lie your phone down on the stand to juice it up – providing that your mobile supports Qi charging, of course.

As for the monitor itself, the 27-inch screen has a Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 and it uses a PLS panel as mentioned, with wide viewing angles like IPS , and a true 8-bit color depth that results in incredible color accuracy according to AOC.

It also benefits from an anti-glare coating that helps defend against fingerprints and other unsightly marks on the screen.

As long as you're going wireless, this is the best wireless router

You also get a sleekly designed monitor with thin bezels, and a Kensington security slot allows you to lock the device down to the desk it sits on.

James Dalporto 2018-03-16
img

The launch date of AllCall MIX2 is getting closer with the hype train is slowly picking up speed.

We have already seen the main specs of the phone leaked before but today the company finally released an official 3D video showing off the appearance and hardware composition of the upcoming device.

A few things we learn in the video is that the AllCall Mix2 will be available in two colors: Classic Black and Deep Sky Blue, which follows the fashion trends currently on the market.

The AllCall MIX2 seems to be also coming with a slim and light body sporting a 5.99-inch 18:9 all-screen display with a screen ratio around 90% and a high resolution of 2160*1080 pixels to bring a quite impressing viewing experience.

On the back of the phone we can also see it uses a simple design using the new IML-technology to give it a sleek look along with the dazzling metal body and the dual 2.5D curved design.

Watching the video, we get a brief understanding of its core configuration as well.

Gary Meyer 2017-07-19
img

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its first wireless charging system for its electrified cars in 2018, aiming to cut out a lingering headache for plug-in EV owners.

Expected to be offered as an option for select vehicles in the automaker’s range, the wireless charging tech will require hardware changes to the car.

A pad is placed on the floor of the garage or driveway, which transmits power to a receiver plate mounted on the underside of the vehicle.

Mercedes has been working on the inductive charging technology for some years now, in collaboration with BMW.

The automaker has also worked with Qualcomm on similar systems.

The goal is to reduce the requirement for electric car and electrified plug-in hybrid owners to have to remember to actually put their vehicle back on charge when they get to their home or office.

Keith Hake 2017-09-20
img

You're gonna be hearing a heck of a lot about wireless charging soon, now that Apple has opened the floodgates and added the tech to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Having to stick your phone precisely on a charging pad, though?

Ain't nobody got time for that.

The real wireless future looks more like the Pi charger, an innocuous, vase-like base unit that can refuel all your gadgets from up to a foot away.

It uses clever beam-forming tech to work out where your smartphones, watches, headphones and tablets are, then send magnetic fields exactly where they need to be to top up your juice.

It uses the same basic idea as the Qi charging standard, so expect most phones to play ball once the charger launches.

George Mitchell 2017-09-19
img

With the release of wireless charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, we’re confident you’re about to see a lot more wireless charging technology pop up.

One of the frustrating things about wireless charging at the moment is that you need to have your device, whether that’s your phone or your Apple Watch, sat directly on top of the charging pad in order for it to work.

It’s impressive, and less fiddly than having to plug a charger into the bottom of your phone, but it's not really wireless.

The real dream is wireless charging from a distance.

Now it looks like a team might have cracked it.

Pi, a company founded out of MIT, has created a wireless charger that is capable of charging multiple devices up to a foot away.

Jack Scharfenberg 2017-05-17
img

p If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, it’s a great day to buy some new pads to scatter around your home and office, as Anker’s 5W and 10W PowerTouch pads are both on sale for all-time low prices.

Other than the maximum charging speed and a few very minor design differences, these are functionally identical.

The headlining feature is an LED light ring on the bottom (which you can turn off, thankfully) that pulses to indicate whether your device is charging.

Just note that not all phones can accept 10W wireless charging, and that these don’t include power adapters, so you’ll need to plug them into a USB charging port somewhere.

These prices are $4-$5 below the best we’ve ever seen, and don’t require promo codes.

James Baichan 2017-08-15
img

Today, we still rely on wired charging for our phones, tablets, and laptops.

Wi-Charge is working on a long-range wireless charging system that will send power to your device wherever it is in the room, no cords or careful placement on a charging mat needed.

Wi-Charge has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its wireless charging technology, which means it’s safe to use and much closer to going on sale.

“Without FDA approval, we couldn’t sell products in the United States,” explained Ori Mor, Wi-Charge’s co-founder and vice president of research and development.

“Now we’re in the clear and ready to engage the market.”

Several companies have attacked the challenge of wireless charging systems, but Wi-Charge works differently then it’s competitors, which is why the FDA needed to certify the technology and not, as you may have thought more likely, the Federal Communications Commission.

Ryan Pak 2017-07-12
img

Meet Dell’s Latitude 7285, world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1 computer!

Well it comes with a twist, but still it is ground breaking I guess.

The… twist is that you have to pay an extra 550$ to get 7285’s wireless charging keyboard accessory and the charging mat that goes along with it (keyboard only will set you back $380, the charging mat is $200).

The Dell Latitude 7285 isn’t cheap it self, as it costs approximately 1200$ but comes with some pretty decent specs, such as Core-i5-7Y54, 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM and a 12-inch display.

If you want to charge it wirelessly then you’ll need to have the 2-in-1 docked to the wireless-compatible keyboard.

In addition, Dell says that the charging pad is not designed to be used on metal surfaces.

Peter Williams 2017-09-12

Note also that Qi wireless charging is the de facto standard for all Android phones, so you don't need to wait for Belkin to produce Apple-specific chargers: pretty much any wireless charging pad out there will work.

William Mulcahy 2016-08-04
img

My favorite thing in the world is when someone makes something, just because.

One of the best examples I ve seen of this lately is the OvRcharge – a needlessly-extravagant iPhone charger that levitates your device as it replenishes the battery.

The OvRcharge is the combination of two different technologies: wireless inductive charging, which uses electromagnetic fields to transfer energy between two objects, and magnetic levitation.

The core of the product is the base station; a gorgeous wooden box, which comes in a number of different colors and finishes, and packs all the requisite electronics and magnets.

If the product is successfully funded, the base station will come in two models.

The first will measure 140mm square, with a depth of 33 millimeters, and will provide devices with around 500mAh of charging.

Carl Dechant 2016-05-24
img

The company s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most high-tech weapon in the battle to get kids to imbibe enough liquids throughout the day.

Cute, no?

The water bottle has a small screen built in, and additional sensors mean that shaking two bottles in close proximity to each other make the pets friends, enabling them to interact.

The company claims the Gulülu will stay juiced for four days before another recharge is required.

Parents can also schedule sleep or school modes, during which the pets go to sleep and become unresponsive, so the pets don t become a distraction during sleeping or learning hours.

The company estimates a shipping date of September, and the recommended retail price will be $129 once the products start making an appearance on shelves.

Marshall Johnson 2017-09-19
img

While there have been numerous attempts to enable wireless charging in mobile devices, the closest we’ve come to a market-ready solution is Qi charging, which still requires you to either have a specially designed phone or case, as well as a pad on which to place your handset.

Now, Pi, a new startup founded by MIT alumni, has demonstrated a desktop charger that can power up your gadgets up to a foot away in any direction, without requiring any physical contact.

Sure, your phones and tablets will require custom cases or support for resonant induction like the new iPhones have – but unlike charging pads, Pi’s solution lets you continue to use your phone in your hand as you normally would, and lets you charge multiple devices simultaneously – so you’re not restricted by the size of the pad.

To achieve this, the company has developed a beam-forming algorithm to direct a magnetic field to your device, no matter how it’s oriented in relation to the Pi Charger.

The team at Pi explained that they planned to approach consumers with a charging device that will cost ‘well below $200’, and also partner with hardware manufacturers to integrate their technology into their products.

They also have plans to introduce a larger version of the Charger for conference tables later on.

Ralph Philbrick 2017-05-30
img

We have wireless charging pads.

It doesn't seem like rocket surgery to put the two things together.

That's what Corsair has finally done with the new Concept Zeus mousepad, shown off for the first time at Computex in Taipei.

The Concept Zeus mousepad features a inductive charging circle in the top right corner of the pad, allowing you to charge your wireless mouse (using the Qi inductive charging standard).

That means it will also work for any Qi-enabled devices, such as the new Samsung Galaxy S8.

Don't have an Android phone?

Michael Smith 2018-05-10

There are now hundreds of rugged phones on the market, but none of them shines for any special features over the others.

Blackview, which are renown and among the first ones to produce these kind of phones, are always trying to add new functionalities to set themselves apart from the competition.

Their latest experiment is called Blackview BV5800 Pro.

A rugged smartphone that comes with a feature even “ordinary” phones still struggle to implement – wireless charging.

The BV5800 Pro will indeed come with a large 5580mAh capacity battery that can be charged at 5V2A (10W) through wireless charging.

This will make your life so much as we all know how annoying it is to move the plastic plugs that make the phone waterproof in order to charge it.

Roy Shannon 2016-09-22
img

A lamp never sounded this good.

No, we re not confusing our senses — we re talking about the Balldur, branded as a multi-function handmade wooden sound lamp.

Promising high quality sound and wireless charging capabilities, this lamp may look a bit retro, but there s nothing antiquated about it.

It s already blown past its original Kickstarter funding goal of $12,000, and if you want to capitalize on an early bird price, you ll have to act quickly.

The Balldur fulfills so many functions that it s tough to decide what its primary purpose is, but if you re looking to add a soft glow to your room, this lamp can certainly help.

The loft-style bulb can be customized to varying intensities either by way of the touchpad on the Balldur, or via the companion app available on both Android and iOS .

Robert Tuohy 2017-05-16
img

p When a new high-end smartphone is released, Mophie usually isn’t very far off with a new Juice Pack.

That’s held true for the Galaxy S8 and S8 , as Mophie today announced the launch of two new Juice Packs for Samsung’s latest flagships.

If you’re the type to use your phone constantly, then you might want to have a look.

By now, we’re used to what the Mophie Juice Pack provides.

Though there are Juice Packs available for a bunch of different phones, the premise behind all of them is the same: protect the phone while offering an extra battery to prolong screen-on time.

In the case of the Galaxy S8 and S8 , these Juice Packs are also wireless charging compatible, so you’ll be able to use them with any Mophie or Qi charging products you’ve got.