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post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by freediverx View Post

Inductive charging is a solution in search of a problem.

 

The real "problem" is that Apple does not have wireless charging in its own devices.  As soon as Apple introduces iPhones with wireless charging, even if it only works with Apple branded chargers, all the dismissals of this feature will suddenly disappear.

 

Apple will not make a video iPod. Nobody cares about a video iPod.

Apple should not allow third parties to create native iPhone applications. Nobody cares about native iPhone applications.

Apple will never switch to Intel processors.

post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by Haggar View Post
 

 

The real "problem" is that Apple does not have wireless charging in its own devices.  As soon as Apple introduces iPhones with wireless charging, even if it only works with Apple branded chargers, all the dismissals of this feature will suddenly disappear.

 

 

The reason why this feature will be applauded if/when Apple releases it is that instead of a half-assed, poorly thought out feature, it will be seamless and practical.

 

Notice how everyone is now raving about a planned update to the USB standard (over a year away) that will provide a smaller bi-directional connector. Apple has offered this for over a year - it's called the Lightning connector - which Apple haters have criticized ad nauseum for not being backward compatible with their existing accessories.

 

Notice how the haters mocked the iPhone 5S's and iPad Air's 64 bit architecture. Now Samsung and others are desperately scrambling to produce their own version - likely many months away.

 

Apple leads. Everyone else follows.

post #43 of 57
Okay, I just wired a 9 volt battery to a $5 USB cigarette lighter adaptor, and the result can charge my iPhone while it is in my pocket. Why is all this other junk so expensive?
post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by algr View Post

Okay, I just wired a 9 volt battery to a $5 USB cigarette lighter adaptor, and the result can charge my iPhone while it is in my pocket. Why is all this other junk so expensive?

Why does wireless cost more than wired or why does a 9-volt battery you manually wired to a car charger cost less than rechargeable Li-Poly battery packs with large capacity with Lightning connectors?

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post #45 of 57

Oops, double post.  But more to the point, why doesn't the expensive stuff do what my $5 gadget can do?  The time that my phone runs out on me is when I am hiking, not when I am in my house near plugs.

post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by algr View Post

Oops, double post.  But more to the point, why doesn't the expensive stuff do what my $5 gadget can do?  The time that my phone runs out on me is when I am hiking, not when I am in my house near plugs.

Huh? What can't this ultra-compact 3000mAh battery pack not do that yours can do? Does your 9-Volt battery really have 3000mAh and is rechargeable?

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post #47 of 57
One day all Apple mobile devices will have this built in and not long after people will reminisce about plugging them in. A few years after that parents won't be believed when they tell their children, "There once was a time when you had to plug in and charge your Apple devices."
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post #48 of 57
Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post
A few years after that parents won't be believed when they tell their children, "There once was a time when you had to plug in and charge your Apple devices."

 

“You had to rewind your movies before you could watch them again? Yeah, right, dad.”

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone] exists, it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

“You had to rewind your movies before you could watch them again? Yeah, right, dad.”

 


You don't rewind your DVD's?
Doesn't RedBox charge you $1 for not doing that?
post #50 of 57
Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post
You don't rewind your DVD's?
Doesn't RedBox charge you $1 for not doing that?

 

 

 

“Dad, what’s a DVD?”

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone] exists, it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #51 of 57
Why is it that most people can't comment without all the attitude, as though you are the most intelligent being on the planet and every other commenter is just an idiot? It's not necessary, let people express their opinion, whether flawed or not, and respectfully disagree. There will always be millions of people who like and want a particular type of solution and just as many who don't. So what? What do you think you're accomplishing by being condescending and implying stupidity upon others? Absolutely nothing but showing yourself to be a less than socially pleasant human being. How sad. Life's far more enjoyable when we embrace each other and respect each other, so let's give it a shot.

FYI, while the author of this article is apparently unaware, there is a wireless charging system in existence made by a firm outside of North America, which charges your phone without you having to put it down on some pad or plug it in to anything, and no, it does not heat/cook you or cause cancer quickly. It's installed in the ceiling like a light fixture and connects to/charges your mobile device via "light", just as the rays of the sun carry energy. The only reason I'm not disclosing it here now is because I'm about to start negotiating distributorship with them. Call me a fool for mentioning it at all, those who are quick to call people stupid as addressed above, but I don't mind competition from intelligent persons who are prepared to go to the trouble to do a bit of research, keeps me on my toes, so I put enough of the info out there for you to start digging around yourself. Have a blessed evening.
post #52 of 57
Small convenience at a considerable cost plus energy inefficiency and longer charging times.

No thanks, cables are a fine and flexible solution that I can take with me and use practically anywhere. No problems.

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post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

Small convenience at a considerable cost plus energy inefficiency and longer charging times.

No thanks, cables are a fine and flexible solution that I can take with me and use practically anywhere. No problems.

This all depends on the size of the battery to be charged and the type of device. For instance, I don't find my Fitbit Force as convenient to charge by having a plug-in charger and wouldn't lose much time or waste energy by having to wirelessly charge a sub(?) 100mAh battery. This is one area I think wireless charging would warrant a hard look.

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post #54 of 57
Fair enough, I don't have any wearables, I'm talking about current iOS devices.

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post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by nikon133 View Post


Something like this, basically:

 

The Tylt vu was for sale for $35 or so on BF:

 

I picked up two; one for the nightstand and one for my desk at work. The design isn't as elegant as what you show, but they work fine.

 

I really appreciate the ability to just plop my phone down when it's dark, and I don't want to wake my wife by fumbling for a cord and plugging it in. At work I have plenty of light, but picking up the phone when I walk around is just that much easier.

 

Apple's elegant lightning connector helps alleviate the cable fumbling issue somewhat, but I still far prefer doing away with it entirely.

post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by igxqrrl View Post

The Tylt vu was for sale for $35 or so on BF:
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T]he design isn't as elegant as what you show, but they work fine.

I think the Tylt vu is more elegant looking.

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post #57 of 57
Think I'll pass this one. For iphone users, it has to get a receiver to be with a wireless charger. I have a nexus 4 and my RavPower Qi wireless charging pad can charge it without a receiver. I'm happy with the charger so far as it's really light and convenient to carry.
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