Samsung Debuts Fast Wireless Charging in a Simple Round Device

SamsungQiWirelessChargingIn today's world, we go along with our day with our mobile devices glued to our hands, and most of us know what it's like to run out of juice right when we need it most. Even worse is when we find ourselves at the charging station multiple times a day because we don't have the time to sit and wait for 2.5-3 hours for a full recharge. We truly are an on-the-go society. So instead of setting up camp next to a wall outlet, why not accept the alternative? Said to offer 1.4 times quicker charging time than regular wireless chargers, “fast wireless charging” is what the future of fast charging is all about. That's right, the terms fast charging and wireless charging are two separate technologies. Because all current wireless charging stations are less efficient than wall chargers, there has really been no use for them. But when you put the two technologies together, you get something special and worth while.

SamsungQiWirelessCharging1If you happen to own, or plan to own the new Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+, you could be an official part of what Samsung calls the “future of charging” by using its $70 fast wireless charging pad. This little round charging station is simple as it is friendly. It works using built-in LEDs to alert you when your device is done charging, and it does it fast. As an example, the Note 5, which holds a 3,000mAh battery, can now charge in under 2 hours using Samsung's fast wireless charging technology, also called Qi (chee), “reducing total charging time from 0-100 percent by up to 50 minutes”, says Samsung.

SamsungQiWirelessCharging2This technology is even more meaningful when you consider what it will do for the future of devices. Now that the Qi standard of wireless charging will be given to electronics manufacturers, we will start seeing this 15w wireless standard in more devices before we know it. Soon, the “norm” for charging a device will be 3 times faster than what it used to be.

But what about those of us who don't own Samsung devices? Why can't we use the fast wireless charging pad? Actually, we can. Samsung has stated that the new charger does in fact support other smartphones that hold the Qi standard of wireless charging. The chargers are currently on back order on Samsung's website, and should be out in four weeks.

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