Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Today wireless charging is catching up as a hot accessory for your phone. Some of recent phones announced including the Nokia Lumia series (920, 820 and 720), Nexus 4 comes with wireless charging enabled.
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These chargers does not require you to pin the charger on to the phone, instead you can simply place the phone on the charger and it charges. There are quite a lot of wireless chargers being developed by many companies, here is a list of best wireless charging devices for your phone. Please note, some of them are just announced models, shipping will be only later in 2013.
1. Nokia Fatboy Pillow Charger:
Fatboy Pillow Charger is a sleek and stylish wireless charger from Nokia with Fatboy branding. It was announced as an accessory for Lumia range of phones when Nokia announced Lumia 920 and 820. It is also supported on other devices which supports the Qi based charging.
2. Nokia Charging Plate:
Charging plate allows you to charge the phone by just keeping on the plate. Available in vibrant colours, the minimalist design is stylish to look at yet virtually disappears when you place your phone on it.
3. Nokia Wireless Charging Stand:
Wireless Charging stand is a stand and a charging unit for Lumia phones. Simply place your phone on the stand and it charges wirelessly while remaining in an easy-to-use upright position. It is also supported on all Qi based wireless charging devices.
4. Nokia Wireless Car Charging holder:
Wireless Car charging holder was announced at MWC 2013 and it provides wireless charging in your car along with acting as a stand and support for NFC. You can simply tap on NFC logo and launch predefined application like HERE Drive.
5. TYLT Vu Charger:
The TYLT VU Wireless Charger is the future of smartphone charging with its simple and sleek design. Simply place your Qi Compatible Smartphone onto the VU and it starts charging. The VU is a 45 degree angle so you can see your screen while the phone charges.
PowerKiss is the whole new way to charge your phone, music player and other portable devices in a smart and cordless way. PowerKiss Rings are a clean and easy way to charge your phone wirelessly. Chose the perfect match for your device from two different types of Rings (micro USB and iRing).
Qimini is a USB powered wireless charger which has a sleek design. Qimini is a wireless charging transmitter powered by Qi technology and works ?awlessly with any Qi-enabled devices. Its modern design and e?cient functionalities take wireless charging to new heights, enabling your mobile devices to be truly mobile.
8. LG WCP-300:
LG Electronics introduced the world’s smallest wireless charger at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2013) in Barcelona. At only 6.9cm in diameter, the WCP-300 is designed with portability in mind. Despite its diminutive size, the charging area is 1.7 times wider than that of LG’s previous generation wireless charger.The new model is compatible with a standard 5-pin micro-USB charger, providing the highest level of charging performance and user convenience.
9. Energizer Dual Inductive Charger:
The Energizer charging station works with all Qi-enabled devices now and in the future. Plus, the additional USB charging port provides the convenience of charging a third device. You can charge two devices wirelessly by placing on the pad and third using the USB charging ports.
10. Oregon Scientific Time & Wireless Charging Station:
The world’s first combination clock and wireless phone charger! This sleek and innovative all-in-one alarm clock gives you the date and time, the indoor and outdoor temperatures and even recharges your phone. The QW201 Clock is also a wireless charger for mobile phones and other mobile electronics.
Apart from these, there are many unbranded wireless chargers available in Amazon and eBay and quite a few under development as well.