Samsung Electronics Unveils World’s First Wireless Mobile Charging Monitor

Samsung Electronics introduced the SE370, the industry’s first monitor with an integrated wireless charging function for mobile devices. Available in 23.6 inches and 27 inches, the SE370 monitor declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices. Along with superior picture quality, enhanced visual performance and thoughtful design, the monitor seamlessly integrates advanced technologies that offer both professionals and consumers an optimal viewing and usability experience.

Samsung’s SE370 monitor works with all mobile devices that use the leading Qi wireless charging standard, which was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Qi is one of the most readily-available global interface standards. read more

Samsung debuts Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, both feature fast wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ built-in technology gives you the freedom to fast recharge wirelessly

Samsung's two new phablets -- hybrids between smartphones and tablets -- come loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop, 16MP rear-facing cameras and 5MP front-facing cameras. They also include Samsung's homemade Exynos 7420 eight-core processors built on the same advanced technology as the chips in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both feature fast charging and fast wireless charging capabilities, as well as near-field communications chips that allow users to pay for items with Samsung Pay by holding their phones near retail sales terminals.
Breakthrough battery technology
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ built-in technology gives you the freedom to recharge wirelessly. Fast Charging lets you power your 3,000mAh battery quickly.

The Dutch furniture brand Palau starts with integrated Qinside Wireless Charging

Palau was founded in 1997. Its collection, aimed at both residential and business applications, consists of sofas, armchairs, chairs, corner sofas, ottomans, tables and storage systems. These are available in a wide variety of dimensions, colours and materials. Palau also does custom orders.

The company cooperates closely with (inter-) national designers such as Björn Mulder, Robert Bronwasser, Arik Levy, Mario Ruiz and Edward van Vliet. They all share the typical Palau signature, while preserving their own distinct style.

Palau has built up a lot of experience in commercial furnishing, combining craftsmanship with architectural needs. Among the clients are: Credit Suisse, Erasmus MC, KLM, KPMG, Kraft, Rabobank, Utrecht University and WTC. go to Palau

With Qi in offices, you can take clumsy, corded charging off the table

Many leading companies like Facebook, Google, Texas Instruments, Verizon have deployed Qi chargers in corporate meeting rooms.

By putting wireless charging in tables, desks and office spaces, employees can charge their devices anywhere and don’t have to be interrupted during meetings due to their battery losing charge. With the increased power extension to the Qi charging standard, the charging area will soon accommodate laptop computers as well.

In addition to saving time in meetings fumbling for the power cord, office-based wireless charging requires minimal remodeling costs, offers easy-access power source in all rooms and spaces, and minimizes the appearance of unsightly cords for a more organized workspace.

Many new offices enable people to control their environment through the use of mobile phone apps. Controlling lights, HVAC and AV systems in this way is convenient as long as your phone is charged. (Source WPC)

Apple to Add Wireless Charging to Future iDevices

With Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge bundled with wireless charging inside, it’s about time Apple thinks about doing the same with their own devices.

According to Apple’s website, they are currently searching for a Senior Wireless Charging Design Engineer which was posted on April 1. With the statement, The position primarily involves advance wireless charging and DC-DC power design for Apple’s next generation mobile platforms” on the job summary, we can safely say that there will be wireless charging in the next iPhone devices to come.

We are not yet sure which wireless charging standard they will follow since it was not mentioned throughout the job posting. The only thing we can find regarding it is this absolutely vague phrase, Candidate must possess deep knowledge of wireless charging standards…”

They might be making their very own wireless charging case covering Qi and PMA standards, like the wireless charging back covers for the past Samsung smartphones. Whether it will be built into the next iPhone or into a wireless charging case, it’s good to know that Apple is finally implementing wireless charging into their future devices.

Add Wireless Charging to Any Device

Wireless charging has been out for quite a while now with high-end phones usually equipped with this fancy type of charging. Although it has been getting traction lately, it is still not par with the current charging standard and isn’t available in a lot of phones. There are alternatives such as a back cover with a wireless charging receiver built-in, or a phone case that doubles as a wireless charging receiver. Some phones do not have these alternatives available, but does that mean you’ll never be able to have wireless charging? Of course not! We’re here to help you get wireless charging available for whatever device you want.

Things needed:
• Back Cover or Phone Case
• Universal Wireless Charging Receiver (Such as this one)
• Any device that can charge through a micro-USB

Preparation for the Back Cover or Phone Case
Something to know before hand is that any metal cover or case will make sure that you will not be able to have wireless charging. So if you have a metal back cover such as the HTC One M8, you can get phone case instead. This is needed because the wireless charging receiver does not look pretty on the back of your phone. Covering your phone up can give you a nicer looking device. There might be a small bulge on the back depending on the cover or case, but it shouldn’t be that much of a hassle since the receiver is very thin.
Preparation for the Wireless Charging Receiver
Before buying the universal wireless charging receiver, check the device you are using it on and the position of the micro-USB. You do not want to get a wireless charging receiver with the plug on the wrong side of your phone. This link gives choices for which kind of wireless receiver you need. If ever you do get the wrong one, you may still use it, but it could be a hassle trying to bend a very short wire.
Another thing to check is the position of the micro-USB. It will either be having the narrow-side on top or bottom, again, just use the right one for your device.
Do note down that it will be charging at only 500mA, which will mean that your phone will be charging slower. If you want added convenience and some cool factor, this is a sacrifice you exchange for this, if you have the time spare such as during the night, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Once you got all the things you need, just plug the universal wireless charging receiver in your micro-USB port and stick it to the back of your device. Try your best to get the center of the coil aligned with the center of your phone to lessen hassles with trying to align it to the wireless charger. If you’re doing this on a tablet, the coil can only reach onto the side nearer to where the micro-USB port is, and so we wouldn’t recommend this on tablets.
When it’s placed properly, simply cover it up with your case or back cover and you’re done! Try it out with any Qi wireless charger to see if it all works well and enjoy wireless charging! Source: Victor Corda, QiWireless
Where to buy: Charging Company

Apple’s Watch charger Qi-compatible

The Apple Watch is the first device from the company to support wireless charging out of the box. In the past, the company has expressed reluctance regarding wireless charging, with marketing chief Phil Schiller saying in 2012 that the convenience of such technology was questionable, given that it still needed to be plugged into a wall. In the end, Apple opted to not go for the “power mat” approach, even if the Apple Watch will apparently support such accessories. The charger that ships with the Apple Watch is instead a small magnetic clasp on one end, and a traditional USB plug on the other, allowing the cable to be plugged into power in a variety of fashions. AppleInsider reader Albert C. Lee reached out on Friday to share a video, where he shows the Apple Watch magnetic charger being used with the Moto 360. This would seem to confirm that Apple’s charger is Qi-compatible, despite the fact that Apple has not been announced as a supporter of the Qi standard. Original article by Neil Hughes

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, dual-standard wireless charging technology built inside the handsets

Features curved screen and built-in wireless charging

After months of leaks and teasers, Samsung tonight officially unveiled its next-generation range of Galaxy phones. The Korean firm ditched its trademark plastic casing for both models and has added a curved screen to the Galaxy S6 Edge. The flagship models both have 5.1-inch displays with the world's highest number of pixels-per-inch (PPI), meaning tiny details on photos and videos can be seen with unprecedented clarity. The phones are also the first to feature dual-standard wireless charging technology built inside the handsets. Source: Daily Mail

Qi Momentum Propels on Heels of CES 2015

The Qi wireless charging standard has been around since 2008, when a group of innovative companies formed the Wireless Power Consortium. The WPC quickly understood that businesses and consumers needed a simple, open wireless power standard to deliver affordable and quality products.

Like all new standards such as WiFi or USB, it has taken some time for a leading wireless charging standard to emerge, but that time has finally arrived. During the recent 2015 CES Show in Las Vegas, it was clear that the WPC’s original vision for a safe, simple and highly efficient wireless charging standard for the masses is becoming a reality.

Consider these facts:
• 200 WPC member companies in 20 countries now offer Qi products
• There are now more than 600 Qi certified products
• More than 50 million Qi devices are already in the market
• Over 70 smartphones from top handset manufacturers use Qi
• There are now 15 models of cars on roads around the world that have integrated Qi charging

These facts were brought to life at CES, where companies from a huge spectrum of industries showed eager consumers an array of useful Qi products that cut the last cord and eliminate battery anxiety in just about any location.

Automaker Audi, for instance, demonstrated a functioning Qi-enabled center console charger for its automobiles at CES. Audi is a member of the German auto consortium CE4A, which includes BMW, Daimler, Porsche and VW, which has already chosen Qi as the de facto wireless charging standard.

Qi is also powering up the fast-food experience with the agreement between WPC member Aircharge and McDonald’s UK to add 600 wireless charging hotspots to more than 50 McDonald’s restaurants in and around London.

The visitor questions at this year’s WPC CES booth were another reflection of just how far Qi has come. While a basic education was in order in previous years, many people this year had a good understanding of Qi’s progress and saw it in action as both a closely coupled and loosely coupled system. Our demonstrations in the Qi Café and the Qi Hotel provided a glimpse into the reality of how Qi is being rolled out in public spaces, office buildings, restaurants and hotels.

While people sift through the standards debate and “FUD” by other market players, WPC members have remained focused on delivering innovative, real-world wireless charging solutions with Qi: products that work, continue to gain adoption and evolve to meet future demand and real-world applications.

Clearly, Qi is already a robust, proven standard with a great deal to offer to technology developers, businesses and consumers. It was evident at CES 2015, where many Qi products were announced from companies like Belkin, Toshiba, TYLT, Verizon and others. Manufacturers and consumers can feel confident that the Qi wireless power ecosystem is gaining the critical mass it needs. I look forward to witnessing and sharing more examples of this momentum in the coming months with Mobile World Congress 2015 and with numerous milestones to follow.

source: WPC

How It Works: Wireless Charging

If there’s one bit of transformational technology in the mobile world today, it is wireless charging. Just as the world got a hang of using microUSB to charge everything and anything (naturally excluding Apple), the next best thing came along. That thing is wireless charging, and I’ve a few things to say about it over the next few days. But first… what is wireless charging? Source: Forbes Read more