What is it?

Wireless charging is an innovative form of technology that makes it possible for you to charge a device over short distances (actually, very short instances) without the use of cables.

The major advantage that you stand to gain from making use of a wireless charger is the fact that it is much cheaper. It is also easier, especially as the need to plug and unplug every time is eradicated; essentially, all you have to do is place your device on top of a wireless charging pad and it’s ready to be charged. Wireless charging also looks compact and much neater (there are no wires, so you won’t have any of those just lying around and constituting an eyesore around the place).

When it comes to wireless charging, there are quite a lot of competing standards. However, the most popular of these standards is known as Qi (it’s actually pronounce correctly a “chee”). Qi has received support from a lot of major tech giants.

The attest Apple devices and models have wireless charging features, and Samsung have been pioneering the trend for some years now (Samsung actually have their range of wireless chargers that work with an phone,, as long as it has the Qi wireless charging protocol in-built)

Just as its name suggests- and as you can already probably guess- wireless charging is a means of charging a device (like a smartphone) without the need to plug a cable to it.

Wireless charging, when it comes to mobile phones, can come in two forms; it can either be built into the phone (as you can see with the Samsung Galaxy s6), or it can be added via a wireless charging case to a device (as it is with the Galaxy s5)

With the latter option, you’ll be able to add wireless charging to devices that originally didn’t come with the technology.

Some wireless chargers, like the BlitzWolf 5W wireless charger, offer universal compatibility, while some are built to fit specific brands or operating systems. Get 20% off on Amazon, ”2012N8TE”( expired on 25th ,April ).

How does it work?

Wireless charging is technology that makes use of electromagnetic fields in a device. These fields are used to induce and emit electric current in the metal coil that is contend in another device.

This released current is what powers the battery, and you can rest assured that there are no safety issues whatsoever because the electricity that is created is contained inside the device. You won’t notice any sparks, and the whole process is as safe as you can imagine.

What phones are compatible with it?

A wireless charger can be used by almost every modern smartphone. However, in certain cases- like with iPhones, you might need an adapter that will plug into the phone’s charging jack.

A few phones come with the wireless charging capability built in. others, however, will need a replacement cover or case. These are built to fit specific phones, so ensure that if your hone falls into this category, you choose the right one for the phone.

If a wireless charger isn’t compatible with your mobile phone, then you can use a universal wireless charging adapter as well. These ones allow for older phone models to perform wireless charging.

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