Glowdeck takes wireless charging furniture one step further

As much as we’d like to see most of our home’s table tops and kitchen surfaces equipped with wireless charging, we’ll admit that getting such technology integrated throughout the entire house will take years from now – and even then, we’re not sure how affordable that’ll be. It’s easier to start slow with smaller furniture

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Starbucks brings wireless charging to Silicon Valley

Starbucks is extending its trail of the technology which turns desks and tables into huge smartphone and tablet recharging points after promising results in Boston. Wireless charging is taking another step, albeit a small one, towards the mainstream. From this weekend, consumers with a wireless charging smartphone or tablet will be able to simply put

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Monster Watts Declares Independence from Cumbersome Charger Wires by Giving Away 50,000 Free WiQiQi Wireless Charger Receivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3

NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – In an effort to spread the freedom of wireless charging, Monster Watts is giving away 50,000 WiQiQi wireless charger receivers to help free Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3 phones from clumsy wires. Wireless charging systems require a charging pad, and a receiver to work. The 1st generation WiQiQi wireless

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Samsung Launches Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit for $90

Samsung Galaxy S4 owners with no affinity for wires, you’re in luck: Samsung has made available its wireless charging kit for the device, priced at $90. The kit, first unearthed by Droid Life, consists of a charging cover, which will set you back $39.99, and the charging pad, which costs $49.99. It’s not cheap, but at least the

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ConvenientPower Debuts “WoW5” at Computex 2013, World First in Qi Wireless Charging Up to 5 Devices Simultaneously Anywhere on the Charger

ConvenientPower today announced the debut of WoW5, the world’s first scalable multi-device inductive charger, charging up to five Qi-compatible devices simultaneously anywhere on the charging surface. Until now, multi-device wireless charging pads required devices to be placed with pin-point accuracy above the induction points or specific areas. With WoW5, multiple devices can be placed freely anywhere on

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Duracell Breaks New Groaund in Wireless Charging Market

Duracell is making a push in wireless charging, working with partners to try and do for public gadget power what Intel did for public Wi-Fi. The idea: Get popular restaurants to install special charging surfaces that will charge phones while patrons eat. Duracell, in partnership with PowerMat, already has wireless charging pilots running in New

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Starbucks’ role in standards battle

Daniel Schreiber, of Powermat and the Power Matters Alliance, said in an interview with The Verge “Standards are ultimately set in a coffee shop, not in a conference room.” He claims that the standards battle between HomeRF and Wi-Fi was decided by Starbucks’ announcing support for Wi-Fi in 2001. Yes, Starbucks started to roll out

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