Forget about the future, let’s talk about … the future. Well, short-term, at least.
One of our favorite wireless charging pads has been the Microsoft Wireless Charger DT-903. Michael Fisher appreciated the stable, smooth pebble form while also admiring the underglow each charger carried. Our review of the charger was back when tech circles embraced the Qi standard while the PMA charging standard was still putting up a fight.
Now, with competing fast-charge Qi chargers abound, Microsoft is preceding its new Lumia flagship [...]
Hopping off the beaten path for a second, we heard a quick mention during Samsung’s Unpacked event this year (you know, the one with the Note 5 and S6 edge+) about the company pouring more investment into wireless charging. Of course, what would help the cause out is a bump up in charging rates and more device compatibility for the standard. While we’ve solved one red-line device compatibility issue, it would be Samsung to provide a prominent solution to the other with its Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad.
Thing is, while the Qi standard already heats your device [...]
By USB or by wall outlet, our gadgets receive energy and store it in their batteries. Once they’re unplugged, they’re immediately powering through your day. That is, if they can last as long as you do. And in the case of wearable technology, where battery capacity only goes so far as the technology inside of it and the limited physical footprint, sometimes they don’t.
With discharge cycles lasting anywhere between 18 hours and seven days, we’re not excited with having to deal with what’s still widely considered as an accessory to a smartphone rather [...]