From GeekWire: Charging your smartphone with lasers? Engineers say it’s not as scary as it sounds

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Engineers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that it’s possible to charge up your smartphone using laser beams. Perhaps the deeper question is, why? If laser charging can be conducted quickly and safely, that would mark a big step toward freeing up mobile devices ranging from phones and tablets to drones and laptops. The beaming system is described in a paper published online in the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. It can deliver a steady 2 watts of power to a 15-square-inch area from a distance of 14 feet, or from up to 40… Read More

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From VentureBeat: Logitech’s Powerplay wireless-charging mouse system works flawlessly

REVIEW: We have entered the age of wireless power, and PC peripheral engineers are among the first to use this technology for consumer products. Logitech’s new Powerplay Wireless Charging System is a mousepad that you plug into your computer that creates a magnetic field of electric energy that enables you to have a wireless mouse that […]

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From Digital Trends: Get wireless phone charging for as little as $10 with these Qi chargers

Wireless chargers are pricier than their cabled counterparts, but they don’t have break the bank. Here, David Cogen of TheUnlockr rounds up the best Qi chargers for those looking to pick one up on the cheap.
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From Digital Trends: As interesting as the Plux charging pad sounds, it hasn’t been Qi certified yet

If you’ve gone all in on Apple, you need a battery charger that’s done the same. Plux is heralded as the world’s first Qi-compatible (but not Qi certified) multidevice wireless charging pad for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
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From Digital Trends: Snow-C is the down jacket that wirelessly charges your smartphone

Wireless charging comes to smart apparel with the Snow-C, a down jacket will not only keep you warm in the winter but allow you to keep your smartphone charged simply by placing it inside the pocket.
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From Cult of Mac: We might know when Apple’s AirPower charger will land

A Best Buy employee has revealed Apple’s launch plans for AirPower and its new AirPods case with wireless charging. It seems the lengthy wait for these accessories is almost over. Unveiled alongside the latest iPhones in September, AirPower allow…

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From Cult of Mac: HomePod 2 concept brings iPod click wheel to Apple’s speaker

Apple’s new HomePod is flying off shelves with shipping times already slipping, but some Apple fans are already dreaming up what the next generation HomePod will look like. Concept designer Martin Hajek published a beautiful new set of renders th…

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From Tech: This wireless charger is made specially for the Tesla Model 3

Tesla certainly has big ambitions for its sleek all-electric vehicles, though these plans don’t (yet) include wireless chargers.
But, come April, a group of engineers say they will launch a wireless charging pad that fits seamlessly into the Tesla Mo…

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From Tech: This classy AF wireless charging pad is on sale for $35

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