Broadcom's new chip allows mobile devices to support all wireless charging standards

By Justin Kahn ยท 5 replies
May 28, 2014
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  1. Mobile wireless charging has yet to catch on in a major way largely due to the seemingly fragmented nature of the technology. The industry is yet to settle on a particular standard and because of this, not all device support...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,481   +975

    This is a step in the right direction, no doubt about it!
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    What exactly is the big deal about wireless charging? What difference does it make whether you plug a cable into your devices charging port or lay it on top or very nearby a wireless charger? You're still going to have to be close to a wall AC outlet anyway...
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  4. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Agreed, even in a vehicle you have the 12v adapters. True wireless charging to me would be able to charge up while hiking in the woods, via thermal or solar energies which I already own lol. Maybe via wind or water?
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,481   +975

    Yeah there is nothing nowadays that the wireless charging can do better than wired, but it could make future applications a lot more applicable/useful.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    The true usefulness of wireless charging would be the devices battery charging itself via solar power or any nearby power source.

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