It’s official: tangled phone chargers and threadbare USB cables are finally a thing of the past – and the future is gloriously wireless.
Whether it’s getting online, listening to our favourite tunes or sending documents to a printer, cumbersome cables are steadily being scrapped – making our lives a whole lot tidier in the process. And now, smartphones are taking the same anti-cable mindset, with Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X at the forefront of wireless charging. Just plonk your device down on a charging pad and let that Apple magic do the rest.
‘Qi’ charging is fast becoming the industry standard, with Mophie’s wireless charging base leading the way. Optimised for iPhone, it’ll instantly recognise which device you’ve placed on the unit and charge at the correct wattage – making sure you’re topped up at the fastest possible speed. Pretty cool, right?
Aside from the tangle-free top-ups, there are plenty of awesome reasons why wireless charging is the future. Intrigued? We don’t blame you. Here’s why once you’ve gone wireless, you’ll never want to go back.
Charge multiple devices at the same time
Ever been caught short with several gadgets running low on juice and just the one plug socket? This is where wireless charging really comes into its own. Just plug in a larger-sized charging base, pile your devices on, and they’ll start charging on contact; all at the same time. You’ll never have to make that tough choice between charging your smartphone or your tablet ever again.
Top up wirelessly anywhere
The days of sheepishly asking to use a plug socket at your local café are over. Restaurants, cafés, airports and hotel chains are all introducing wireless charging mats in their branches, with McDonald’s, Starbucks and Premier Inn already on board. If you’re out and low on battery, just look out for the Qi logo on stores – or fire up the Aircharge Qi app to find your nearest charging station. Industry insiders are predicting that wireless charging will soon end up as readily available as WiFi.