Inductive charging Stories September 4, 2015

IFA 2015 is well underway over in Berlin and is bringing new products to light by the boatload. Today, Parrot has introduced the latest iteration of its Zik line of headphones. The new third generation model has unique stylings and is boosted by a completely wireless design (even charging) and new software for iOS and Android wearables.

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Inductive charging Stories August 11, 2015

expiredCharge your Apple Watch and iPhone with this Bamboo Dock for $11.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

iO-Tech Direct-US via Amazon offers the iSelector Apple Watch and iPhone Bamboo Charging Dock for $16.99. Applying coupon code 4BNA2BV4 drops the final price down to $11.49 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. That’s over 30% off the regular price, the best price we can find and one of the lowest Apple Watch/iPhone combination dock offerings we’ve ever seen.

Features include a 2-in-1 design for charging both devices simultaneously, cable routes for keeping wiring in place and it is made from solid bamboo. It can handle any size Apple Watch and iPhone 6/Plus or 5/s/c. If you’re looking for a nightstand solution for both your devices on the cheap, this is a solid option. Early reviews are positive, as well.

Cables are not included with purchase, be sure to grab an extra Lightning cable and Watch charging puck for your new setup.

Inductive charging Stories July 8, 2015

The rush to miniaturize our electronics seems to have come to a head with a new Kickstarter campaign that launched on Monday. So Special Lab’s Dot Bluetooth in-ears raised over 100% of its goal in just an hour and is at nearly 5 times its target after just two days.

So what’s all the fuss about? Well, the self-proclaimed “world’s smallest Bluetooth headset” have a nearly flush design that comes either as a stereo pair or individual mono that includes Siri and Google Now support. The only thing is, you won’t be listening to these all day. expand full story

Inductive charging Stories June 25, 2015

Admittedly, my nightstand is a mess. A lamp, an IKEA clock, Apple Watch dock and a charger for my iPhone. It’s like the wild west. I’m always interested in solutions that simplify my life and my nightstand is in desperate need of that.

There is a pretty cool Indiegogo campaign going right now that aims to wrap all of the nightstand necessities into one slim and modern package. Luzi offers all of the previously mentioned mainstays plus a few cool tricks like voice control. It’s definitely worth a look. expand full story

Inductive charging Stories April 28, 2015

Power solutions for our smartphones and tablets are a dime and dozen at this point. Huge power banks that are capable of charging our devices multiple times. Inductive charging has been around for awhile with Android devices, now Apple Watch is depending on this type of power supply as well.

However, there is always room for improvement. One Kickstarter campaign is aiming to do so by combining magnets with wireless charging to create a solution to a situation everyone faces… expand full story

Inductive charging Stories May 14, 2014

Groupon is offering the uNu Aero 2,000mAh iPhone 5/5s battery case with wireless charging pad for $59.99 shipped. That’s $40 under the regular price, $35 better than Amazon’s best ever price, the lowest we’ve seen and the best current price. Today’s deal is available in both black and/or white models.

uNu Aero 2,000mAh iPhone 5:5s battery case with wireless charging pad-sale-01The Aero system comes with a 2,000mAh battery case that features wired charging via USB cable, but also features wireless charging via the included charging pad (seen to the right). It has a rigid backing and raised-lip edge that offers “premium protection from scratches, fingerprints, smudging and bumps” and you can easily access all functions without removing the case including charging and syncing.

It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 140 Amazon customers, is MFi certified by Apple and comes with a one-year warranty from uNu. If you’re looking for a little more juice but aren’t interested in the charging pad, the highly rated uNu Power DX External Protective Battery Case for iPhone 5s / iPhone 5 is still $50 shipped, matching the best price we’ve seen.

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