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LG announces Wireless Charge Pad

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March 22, 2011

LG has announced a Wireless Charging Pad for mobile phones

LG has announced a Wireless Charging Pad for mobile phones

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Wireless charging solutions for mobile devices have been trickling onto the market in the last couple of years and now industry heavyweight LG has announced that it's joining the sans-cable party with its own Wireless Charging Pad.

Measuring 6.29 x 3.54 x 0.39-inches, the LG Wireless Charging Pad (WCP-700) uses inductive charging to supply cord free power to mobile phones. The Pad provides audible and tactile feedback to ensure you know when the phone is placed correctly on the pad and LED lights indicate charging status.

LG says the Charging Pad is "poised to revolutionize wireless charging as we know it" but with no details on compatibility, availability or price at this stage, it's a little hard to comment on just how it will achieve this goal – we'll keep you posted.

4 Comments

"... it's a little hard to comment ..."

Oh I'll have a stab anyway!

For a "wireless" charger it appears to have exactly the same amount of wire as an ... umm ... wired charger? The only difference is it replaces a very simple connection (a plug!) with a complex and no doubt considerably more expensive alternative.

Can't wait.

Reason
23rd March, 2011 @ 10:27 pm PDT

it may hav a wire, but it eliminates havin a different charger for every phone!!

Brian Tomilson
1st May, 2011 @ 01:01 pm PDT

This is similar to GETPOWERPAD's wireless charging technology, right?

Jeff Powels
23rd June, 2011 @ 01:58 pm PDT

"The only difference is it replaces a very simple connection (a plug!) with a complex and no doubt considerably more expensive alternative."

Have you not been around since the dawn of electronics? Every electronic (that charges with a "plug") all have a singular commonality.. The charge point is the most common point of failure in any devices that have them. They're directly soldered into the main board, they fry, they break and they allow moisture directly into the devices housing. Whereas using magnetism can be transferred through the shell - closing holes to the inner workings, and most noticeably they require no interaction from the user "jamming" cables into them the wrong way almost every time. Using the phone and ripping the cable out, which is the start to your phones inevitable doom.

BTW I bought my charging pad for 39.99, when replacement OEM AC adapters cost me about 20. I'll take the advancement in technology and convenience any day.

David Anthony Carrigan
30th May, 2013 @ 01:45 pm PDT
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