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So Qi solves the problem of using wireless charging cases with different manufacturers, but there’s still the issue of device-specific cases. As it stands now, if you switch from an iPhone to a BlackBerry device, the Qi case from your old handset won’t fit the new one, for example. Energizer’s answer to that problem is a new Qi-compatible Micro/Mini USB adapter, which it will be showing off later this month. The adapter will attach to the back of virtually any handset and uses the fairly standard micro and mini USB ports found on most phones to get wireless power to and from the mat to the handset battery.
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Qi-compatible Micro/Mini USB adapter

Interesting development..
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when was it hard ???

Cool device though.
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when was it hard ???

Cool device though.
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post #4 of 11

There's the power mat that came out months ago:



Also...just plug in the stupid charger...avoids the cost of getting those stupid mats...
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I dunno it's hard to line up those 2 prongs and push them into the wall... this may just be the answer...
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when was it hard ???

Cool device though.
this^ there is a difference between automation and laziness.......
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It's just like cars.

Why manually pull down your window when you have a button to do it for you? Then you don't even have to hold down the button, you just hold for 1 sec and it auto-rolls down the whole window.

Soon we won't even have to click the button, we'll just think about it and the windows will be equipped with a mind reader that will detect it and then roll the window down. Eventually, when thinking is too great of a task, the window will come equipped with lasers that detect any discomfort and adjust the windows accordingly.
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It's just like cars.

Why manually pull down your window when you have a button to do it for you? Then you don't even have to hold down the button, you just hold for 1 sec and it auto-rolls down the whole window.

Soon we won't even have to click the button, we'll just think about it and the windows will be equipped with a mind reader that will detect it and then roll the window down. Eventually, when thinking is too great of a task, the window will come equipped with lasers that detect any discomfort and adjust the windows accordingly.
Right...

I don't think plugging in a cellphone to a charger is all that hard, really...

Making it more convenient however is nice..
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Sweet, finally our cellphones are going to be charged by itself using wireless waves,
so we will never run out of battery.
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Zzz build the tech into a new battery and we'll talk This just adds so much bulk..
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