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LG shows off WCD-800 wireless charger at MWC 2012

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LG shows off WCD-800 wireless charger at MWC 2012
Along with the bunch of cool smartphones that LG has on display at MWC 2012, the company has a pretty nifty accessory to show off as well. Introducing the WCD-800 wireless charger from LG – with its cradle design, it allows for the smartphone to be placed either in portrait or in landscape orientation whilst being charged. This enables users to enjoy a video chat or a movie, for example, and having their device filled up with juice at the same time.

With a width of 78.5 millimeters, the new model is considerably wider than its predecessor, thus allowing for a bigger contact area between the accessory and the handset. As a result, the inductive charging process takes less time as it is done in a more efficient manner. In fact, LG claims that the WCD-800 is just as effective as a conventional wall charger.

The LG WCD-800 is expected to be released in Korea first, followed by a launch across North America by the end of Q2, and will be compatible with all devices supporting the Qi standard for wireless charging. Pricing, however, is still unknown.

source: LG

The LG WCD-800 inductive wireless charger
The LG WCD-800 inductive wireless charger

The LG WCD-800 inductive wireless charger

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posted on 01 Mar 2012, 05:01 1

1. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

now thats innovation ! ^_^

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 05:44

2. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

It certainly is a step forward, but it stil is in a cradle and now an actual wireless charger that's built into the actual phone

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:10

3. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


posted on 01 Mar 2012, 13:02

4. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Hopefully these will start shipping with phones by mid 2013. That would be nice, but I actually might prefer faster wall charging, with whatever technology that is. (USB 4.0?)

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:35

5. galbert1555 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


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