Tag Archive: Charging


Google debuts Pixel Stand with interactive wireless charging

Tuesday is a big day for Google fans and Android enthusiasts. In addition to launching new products, today also gives the company opportunity to introduce new software and features.

Making its debut with the Google Pixel 3 smartphone is Google’s first Pixel Stand. A wireless charging stand for the new line of handsets, there’s more than meets the eye.

Instead of just giving you a standard, fast wireless charge for your phone, the Pixel Stand adds a whole layer of  [Read More…]

Samsung’s $34 fast wireless charging stand works with Qi compatible devices

Set it and forget it.

The Samsung Qi-certified fast charge wireless charger is down to $ 34.50 on Amazon. While we have seen it drop to $ 40 in the past, this is the first time we’ve seen it go this low. The charger normally sells for around $ 45. The price is only good on the black version of the charger, since blue and white are $ 42 or more.

This is Samsung’s 2018 version of  [Read More…]

These truly wireless earbuds have a charging case that doubles as a speaker

These headphones are more than meets the ear.

Everyone needs a gimmick. In the case of truly wireless earbuds, the gimmick is the lack of wires themselves. Or at least that was the gimmick before every headphone maker on earth decided it needed its own version to compete with Apple’s AirPods.

Phiaton is one of the more underrated headphone companies out there, in my humble opinion. The company’s made some excellent noise-canceling buds over the years, even  [Read More…]

Charge your phone easily with iOttie’s new iON Wireless Fast Charging Stand

No wires, no problem.

iOttie just released its new iON Wireless Fast Charging Stand. It is currently available from Amazon for $ 44.95, but as of press time, the stock is dwindling. You may still be able to purchase it by the time you read this, though, so definitely check it out if you’re interested.

This device, unlike some charging pads and stands, looks as good as it performs. The base is built to stay balanced and  [Read More…]

Aukey’s $16 PowerHub Mini replaces a single outlet with six charging slots

Power multiple devices at once!

Using coupon code AUKEYSA1 during checkout, you can grab Aukey’s Powerhub Mini for just $ 15.99, a savings of $ 4. It has two AC outlets and four USB ports built-in, meaning that your single outlet becomes far more valuable to you. The USB ports have a max output of 2.4A each, totaling 6A. The AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology allows the charger to automatically adapt to give your devices the fastest charge  [Read More…]

Soundcore launches the Flare S+ Bluetooth speaker with Alexa, Anker charging tech

The wireless speaker market is getting more and more competitive with each day that passes. And this week at IFA 2018 we’re probably going to see quite a few new products from this category.

Case in point, Soundcore just announced the expansion of its popular Flare series with the Flare S+. The newcomer is a cylindrical-shaped speaker that’s wider at the bottom and narrower at the top.

The Flare S+ is Soundcore’s first Alexa speaker

The speaker features a cloth-covered  [Read More…]

Acer’s $349 Chromebook 514 has USB-C charging, Gorilla Glass trackpad

This marks a nice step up from the entry level.

Acer is expanding its Chromebook range with a new model, the Chromebook 514. The new model keeps things inexpensive while adding some nice-to-have hardware features that will separate it from the plastic bargain machines so often associated with the Chromebook name.

There isn’t anything particularly revolutionary in terms of the Chromebook 514’s overall design, but Acer is focusing on the fact that this is a 14-inch screen  [Read More…]

Latest Pixel 3 XL leak confirms wireless charging and includes camera samples

Yet another leak has surfaced ahead of the Pixel 3 XL launch. In the last big leak, we learned it would come with a pair of USB-C headphones, confirmed the specs, and the huge notch. This time around, we’re getting sample photos from the camera and confirmation of wireless charging.

A Russian blog got awful lucky and happened to snag one of the official Pixel 3 XL units early. On one of his posts at the Rozetked blog, he shows off  [Read More…]

Gear Up: Consider myCharge’s wireless charging and Nintendo Switch solutions

Look around your home, school, or office, and you’ll probably find a number of devices that require regular charging. Maybe it’s a few phones, a tablet, wearable, or even a Nintendo Switch. Chances are that you’ve got something that needs an occasional, or daily charging.

Toss in a roommate, spouse, or co-worker, and we imagine things get pretty hairy around the wall chargers. No matter how big phones are or how great the battery life, you’re always going to want (or  [Read More…]

Google promises a fix to solve Pixel charging issue on Android 9

Update: Google has been made aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In a statement sent to The Verge, the search giant said the following:

“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD  [Read More…]