News & Reviews: Wireless Charging
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020
Some of us have multiple types of devices and would like a way to charge them all while we sleep. That's why some companies have been working on charging mats. But before Apple could even launch its AirPower charging mat, Samsung took the lead by unveiling its Wireless Charging Trio.
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2020
Apple's iPhones have been supporting wireless charging but the company hasn't launched any accessories to cater to the feature yet. Earlier, it was rumoured that Apple would launch a small wireless charging mat in the first half of 2020 and it didn't happen. Now, it looks like these leaked images of the circular array of magnets on the iPhone 12 is telling us something.
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2020
Now and then, companies come out with products that some find weird. Fortunately, the new wireless charging case from Samsung could have some uses. Yesterday, the company launched the ITFIT UV steriliser, a device that doubles as a wireless charging case.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020
It's been a while since we've heard of the Apple AirPower, a wireless charging mat that the company has been working on. At the time, it was said that Apple planned to use the A11 Bionic chip to help manage the heat. But a reliable source has claimed that the overheating issue has been solved.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Wireless charging can be a big deal for those who don’t like to get tangled up with cables, or for those who enjoy the features like sharing power with other phones which we’ve seen from Samsung or Huawei. No matter if you use it or not, most of the flagship smartphones nowadays normally come with wireless charging support. However, there is also OnePlus, a brand that has never adopted the technology into their smartphones. Rumour has it, the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro might get the feature and we can’t wait to find out if it’s true!
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Have you been waiting around for Apple to release its charging case for your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max? Finally, Apple announced the all-new Smart Battery Case for its iPhone 11 series. All variants of the charging case will be sold at the price of RM539 in Malaysia soon.
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2019
One of the major feature differences between the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro is the fact that the P30 Pro can support 15W fast wireless charging and the P30 can't (it still has super charging though). The P30 already offers users most of the features that matter, such as a 40MP + 16MP + 8MP LEICA triple rear camera combo that can see in the dark and a 32MP front camera for the selfie fans. Well, what would you do if you could? If you could, would you want your Huawei P30 to have wireless charging?
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015
Even today, Wireless Charging doesn't actually involve wireless transfer of charge. It requires physical contact of the wireless compatible rear charging cover and a charging plate to work. However, Microsoft claims that it has developed a true wireless charging technology. The new mobile charging project is called AutoCharge and requires no charging cables or pads. This new technology uses image recognition and solar charging to find a smartphone and charge it automatically, without any physical contact. Identifying the smartphone doesn't take much time and Microsoft claims that its light charger can detect a phone and start charging in just 0.3 seconds. The company used cameras to detect a device on a flat surface and check the level of charging. Once, the charger detected that the device needs charge; it will then fire off beams carrying charge towards the device. Microsoft developed a special indoor solar charging mechanism to make wireless charging a reality. The technology uses a straight beam of concentrated light which is pointed at the device to be charged. The low scatter makes sure that the charge is carried to the phone from the charger. Unfortunately, the device requires an integrated solar charging cover for this technology to work and it would take some time before this technology can be incorporated into everyday devices.