Smarter Living

March 14, 2014

Wireless charging eliminates tangle of cords

As personal devices proliferate – smartphones, wearable fitness bands, Kindles, tablets, smart glasses – our charger collections are starting to look like the electrical outlet in the movie “A Christmas Story.”

As personal devices proliferate – smartphones, wearable fitness bands, Kindles, tablets, smart glasses – our charger collections are starting to look like the electrical outlet in the movie “A Christmas Story.”

Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 phones and Nexus 7 tablet support wireless charging, and Google even makes its own wireless charger with the Nexus name. The Motorola Droid Maxx supports wireless charging, while a few other Android phones sort of do: the LG G2 only offers it on the Verizon model, and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners can spend $90 on an official wireless charging back cover and pad.

Several charging covers are available for other Android phones and for many Nokia phones, like the Lumia 1020. There’s even a new, Indiegogo-funded wireless charging kit for iPhone, called the iQi.

Molly Wood, New York Times

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