Dell launches 12 inch Latitude 7285 tablet with wireless charging

After making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Dell’s Latitude 7285 2-in-1 tablet is now available. As expected, it’s the company’s first 12 inch Windows tablet with optional support for wireless charging. Here’s how it works: the tablet supports a detachable keyboard, and you can opt for either a standard “productivity keyboard” […]

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, may add wireless charging to iPhones

Rumor has it that Apple’s next-gen iPhones could support wireless charging. Now 9to5Mac has spotted something that adds a little fuel to that fire: Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. That’s the organization that promotes the Qi wireless charging standard used in many phones and other gadgets. Apple isn’t confirming whether the move means […]

Dell Latitude 7285 is a 2-in-1 tablet with wireless charging

Dell’s upcoming Latitude 7285 is a 12 inch tablet with a detachable keyboard dock… which would hardly be enough to make a device stand out in 2017. But the Latitude 7285 has something special: wireless charging. It uses WiTricity’s Airfuel-certified wireless charging system to automatically charge the battery when the computer is placed on top of […]

LG introduces Quick Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless chargers may be more convenient than wired ones, but up until recently they’ve also generally been slower. But LG says its new wireless charging pad can give a phone’s battery a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. The company’s Quick Wireless Charging Pad is coming to North America, Europe, and Australia in mid-October. […]

Energous Mini WattUp wireless chargers could launch soon

Energous has big plans for wireless charging, including a system that could let you charge you devices from a charging station up to 15 feet away (or even use the same stations to power small gadgets that don’t even have built-in batteries). But the company is starting a little smaller. I recently got a chance […]

Energous WattUp technology could charge your gadgets from 15 feet away

Most wireless charging systems require you to place your phone, tablet, or other gadget directly on or very close to a charging surface. But Energous has a solution that can let you charge devices from up to 15 feet away. It’s called WattUp, and it beams power to you devices over RF, while using Bluetooth to […]

Future iPhones might support wireless charging using new tech

Some smartphone makers have been including wireless charging capabilities in their handsets for a few years, allowing you to drop your phone on a charging pad to refuel the battery without connecting any wires. But Apple has been on the sidelines… so far. Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on adding wireless charging to smartphones… […]

Now there are just 2 major wireless charging standards

Most smartphones and tablets that currently support wireless charging use the Qi charging standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. But two other groups have been pushing other methods for wireless charging. Now those two groups have merged, meaning there’s basically one major challenger to the WPC. AirFuel Alliance is the name of the new […]

Wireless charging coming to metal phones (thanks to Qualcomm)

Want a phone with support for wireless charging? Up until now that’s meant you’ve needed a phone with a plastic case — because metal cases could interfere with wireless chargers. Now chip maker Qualcomm has announced a solution that could bring wireless charging capabilities to metal smartphones. Qualcomm says its WiPower system is compatible with the Alliance for […]