Yes yes I know Wireless charging has been around for a few years, I’ve seen the Qi wireless standards folk in the same place at CES every year. And yes, Samsung have had wireless charging in their phones for a couple of years – but I’m sorry Apple haters, when Apple does something it creates a huge third party market.
The introduction of Wireless charging to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X this year means new opportunities for accessories, and Belkin have today announced a decent range of wireless charging options, not just for home – but also for the car.
“This year we are taking our extensive knowledge of consumer trends, expected changes in charging behavior, and experience building the best wireless charging and mobile power products to the next level,” said Steve Malony, GM & VP, Belkin.
“From our vantage point of being first and best to market, we expect to see a race to deliver wireless charging products given the spike in adoption in 2017. Our focus remains on delivering a cohesive, seamless, convenient and optimal mobile power experience for the consumer – whether they are at home, at work, or on the go. We are confident that our continued focus on people-inspired design, user testing and prototyping processes, strict adherence to compliance and safety, manufacturing, and warranty programs will keep us in the number one position to provide the highest quality products to consumers around the world.”
There are four key products:
BOOST↑UP™ Bold Wireless Charging Pad
A universal charger for all Qi enabled devices with a 10W output for fast charging.
BOOST↑UP™ Wireless Charging Stand
This stand also supports all devices, but tilts to give you a view of your device for watching content while it charges.
BOOST↑UP™ Wireless Charging Car Mount
Now this is cool – wired into the mount is the charger, so no more fumbling to plug the cord in – this car mount will charge your phone wirelessly!
Plus, it has an additional USB port for a secondary device charge.
BOOST↑UP™ Dual Wireless Charging Pad
For the his and hers wireless device household:)
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