Simplified: How does wireless charging work?
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I'm hoping for a major global breakthrough not cause I charge my Nexus 4 wirelessly (I don't plan to buy such a charger), but cause if pads make into cafés restaurants and such, it'll be awesome to give your phone a 20% charge when you're stopping by at such a place.
2. Chris.P (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Starbucks has actually been doing exactly that, though I don't believe pads have made it in that many locations just yet. :)
3. apple4never (Posts: 1048; Member since: 08 May 2013)
i heard its possible to use wireless charging via nfc. is that in fact possible?
4. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
If i cant move my phone easily while charging it ''wirelessly'' whats the point??
6. pwnarena (Posts: 1085; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
there's still the advantage of not needing specific wires and plugs to charge. that means restaurants or cafes can have pillows or charging plates you can use while having a meal or sipping some coffee.
of course in most cases wired charging is still better.
11. av911 (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
For my instance, if my USB port is being used and I'm low on battery, I can charge wirelessly. (Doing this in my car).
16. apple4never (Posts: 1048; Member since: 08 May 2013)
your also not supposed to use it while it charges
19. vincelongman (Posts: 3121; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Depends on the wireless charger.
If you have a external battery with wireless charging then you can move while charging and using your phone, but then you have to hold two things.
(I mean something like the Nokia DC-50 or Mugen Mugenizer N11)
7. Slammer (Posts: 1497; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I've written posts on this before. Wireless charging is not a preferred way to charge a battery. Because of the incompatibilities of materials used to create induction, heat is created during charges. The greatest enemy of batteries, is heat. We need to remember this as most insurance companies do not recognize batteries as a covered component.
Everyone is trying to make bandaid fixes for charging devices whether it be larger batteries, wireless charging or portable battery packs. What the industry needs is the battery technology to move ahead as swiftly as the devices they power.
Unfortunately, the manufacturers make profits on consistant sales. Why would they want to make them better?
13. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 248; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Nanowire technology is the answer my friend, but it's not 100% ready for mass production. :)
8. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 248; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
I'm more looking forward to resonant wireless charging, because it's more advanced..
9. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Honestly it's a pointless tech to delve into and waste time, majority of people are on their phone texting, social media, and what not you've picked it up no more charging
14. 14545 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Pointless to whom? You maybe, but I myself find wireless charging at night very convenient. No fumbling around with wires in the dark, just drop and charge. Wires are great in some instances, but in many they suck, and are just a nuisance.
10. Amir1 (Posts: 315; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
what about the radiation coming from the wireless charging? why not mention that?
15. kozza3 (Posts: 661; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
A lot of negative reactions here, I personally use wireless charging with my Nexus 5 and love it.
17. GoBears (Posts: 436; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Same here bro. I use wireless charging on my S4 and my Lumia 928. Super convenient and zero wear and tear on the port. Matter of fact, I won't get a phone that doesn't support or have the ability to add wireless charging.
18. TBomb (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
a cool idea would make it kinda like a self-winding watch where movement in your wrist/arm wind it up... put that technology into your pocket