ChargeSpot is a wireless charger that is friends with both PMA and Qi standards

ChargeSpot is a wireless charger devised with venues and offices in mind, supporting both of the most widely adopted, but warring, Qi and PMA standards. It is designed to be installed just beneath the surface of a table, with a stylish sticker to mark its location on top. The charger also offers an accessory for phones that don't have built-in wireless charging – it kind of looks like a table coaster and has a micro-USB or Apple Lightning connector at one end.

Along with the obvious simplification of wireless charging in a standard-separated world, ChargeSpot's creators claim that the device is very efficient – outputting 5W of power, it should charge your phone with almost the same speed as your wired charger. They've also included an automatic on-off tech, which does not allow the charger to accumulate any phantom usage, when there is no device to charge.

In order to help venue managers follow usage, ChargeSpot has a cloud monitoring system, which displays data on how much each installed device has been used.

It would be nice to see this multi-standard support adopted by more charger makers. In a perfect world, your choice of coffee shop should not be predetermined by its support for your phone's wireless charging, but by how juicy its doughnuts are.

source: ChargeSpot



5. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I really like the idea of it having both standards built in, this is a win for consumers, and smart business for Charge Spot as i would imagine this will lead to many sales now that they don't have to choose the tech standard. I'm sure there is an ulterior motive to the monitoring, as I'm sure charge spot will be able to see real world usage statistics. Restaurants that only have 1 charging type of charger will not know how many other customers would like to be able to use the service. It's also interesting b/c the AT&T LG G3 uses a different standard, meaning that even the same phone wouldn't work at the same place without this! The little charging disks are silly, why not just have a cord &USB outlet, as the disks are just something to loose. And yes, it would be nice to see enhanced range from the charger and more surface area covered... But there are some people who might not want there phone to charge (constant charging hurts the battery) so having a smaller area might not be a drawback.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 628; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'll be picking one of these up...

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This BS charging with mats and 2 mm distances needs to stop masquerading around as wireless charging. That might as well be wired since you have to have it a specific place in a specific orientation or whatever, might as well use a wire. A4WP needs to get off their lazy a** get something out the door with their actual wireless charging tech.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Says silly keyboard hero...

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Just remove that battery and charging headaches.... Bring something like IronMan's ArcReactor....

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