From Digital Trends: Smartable may look minimalist, but it’s packed with high-tech goodies

Featuring a wireless charger for compatible mobile devices, LED lights, and Bluetooth speakers, the Smartable seems to satisfy many of our modern needs. It’s now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
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From BGR: The iPhone X’s wireless charging still sucks compared to everything else

All three 2017 iPhones support wireless charging out of the box. The feature has been available on Android for years, while iPhone users had to wait or purchase bulky contraption to use wireless charging on previous models.

The incoming iOS 11.2 update will improve wireless charging for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, allowing 7.5W charging speeds. That’s a remarkable bump compared with the current 5W top speed, but nowhere near close to the theoretical 15W wireless charging top speed for the Qi standard.

In fact, a new report says that the iPhone charger that comes in the box with the iPhone is actually better than fast wireless charging. It also proves that you’re doing wireless charging wrong.

Matt Birchler looked at charging speeds for both wired and wireless options and came to the conclusion that “fast” wireless charging is terribly slow compared to wired charging, even the slow wired charging.

Here’s the graph that explains it all:

Birchler correctly argues that “wired charging remains the fastest way to charge the iPhone in 2017, and it’s not even close.� Yes, that’s the way to recharge an iPhone that has low battery life, especially if you don’t have enough time to do it. That’s why you should — still — pack with you a wired charger in your bag, preferably one that does fast charging. Or an external battery pack.

Now, if you recharge your phone overnight, it doesn’t really matter what option you choose, but the wired option is still the safer one, as long as wireless charging still requires us to place a device directly on a charger.

I did say you might be doing wireless charging wrong and I’ll explain. Rather than rely on wireless charging to completely replenish your iPhone’s battery in one full sitting, you should use it continuously throughout the day when you’re not on the phone. At home or the office, just place the iPhone on the wireless charging pad and go about your business. Those small recharge sessions will make a world of difference once you get used to doing things this way, and at the end of the day it won’t really matter that fast wireless charging is actually even slower than slow wired charging. But don’t be afraid to use the good old iPhone charger whenever you need to quickly boost battery levels.

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From Cult of Mac: iPhones get faster 7.5W wireless charging with iOS 11.2

Apple has added support for faster 7.5W wireless charging in its latest iOS 11.2 beta. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all support the increased charging speed. You’ll need a compatible wireless charging mat to take advantage of it, however…

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From Tech: Now that you have your shiny new iPhone X, here are the accessories you need

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The iPhone X is finally here and we’re all very excited. If you stood in line for the chance to shell out a cool grand for the newest Apple offerin…

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From Tech: Kiss cords goodbye and get this wireless charging pad for just $11

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This fall, Apple finally introduced Qi inductive charging, or wireless charging, to its iPhone 8 and X devices — and not a moment too so…

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From Cult of Mac: Lucky enough to score an iPhone X? Check out these sweet accessories [Deals]

iPhone X is still hot off the factory presses, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get some awesome peripherals. We’ve rounded up some of the best accessories for Apple’s best ever phone. We’ve got wireless charging pads, charging cas…

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From Cult of Mac: Apple steps up wireless charging efforts with new acquisition

Apple has acquired New Zealand-based wireless charging systems company PowerbyProxi, the company has confirmed. Although no financial details of the deal have been revealed, Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, calle…

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From Cult of Mac: Apple steps up wireless charging efforts with new acquisition

Apple has acquired New Zealand-based wireless charging systems company PowerbyProxi, the company has confirmed. Although no financial details of the deal have been revealed, Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, calle…

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From Cult of Mac: Apple steps up wireless charging efforts with new acquisition

Apple has acquired New Zealand-based wireless charging systems company PowerbyProxi, the company has confirmed. Although no financial details of the deal have been revealed, Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, calle…

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