Wireless charging has made its way into airports, coffee shops, and other public establishments.
Charging your phone without the hassle wires and cables is a huge convenience. It certainly makes our lives a whole lot easier, and is definitely worth giving it a shot. (You'll never want to go back to cords again!)
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Most phones have built-in wireless charging capability, but there are others like the iPhones that need an external device to enable wireless charging; a device like BEZALEL's Latitude for iPhone.
Difference Between Qi and PMA
Two popular wireless charging standards are Qi and PMA.
Both use inductive wireless charging. PMA can account for the number of hours and minutes you spend charging, while Qi cannot. So businesses like food chains and cafes favor PMA.
Qi has a larger consumer base. It has more compatible smartphones and devices in general.
Why Switch to Wireless Charging?
CHARGE YOUR PHONE WHEREVER YOU GO
If you’re always on the go, it's super convenient to whip out your wireless charger and charge whenever wherever you want. Portable wireless chargers like the Prelude, which is a power bank, let you charge your phone. Simply set your phone on top of it.
You won’t have to bring your charging cable with you or search for power outlets.
SAVE MONEY ON CABLES
Cables have wear and tear with constant use. We use them every day and they break or become ineffective—and replacing them is costly.
With wireless chargers, you don't worry about breaking or replacing your charging cables. You won’t have to bother with cables at all.
Of course the wireless charger itself still needs a cable to charge itself, but it’s not prone to the kind of use as the phone's hardware, the lightning port.
SAFER THAN CONVENTIONAL CHARGING OPTIONS
After decades of extensive research on possible health effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded there is no evidence to support the claim that low level EMF exposure can cause negative health issues.
Evidence show there is actually less risk with a wireless charger compared to traditional chargers.
Your body will have limited contact with the charger while it’s on. And EMF emissions produced by wireless chargers (particularly Qi) have already been proven safe for humans.
This charging standard has been used in electric toothbrushes for quite some time now.
WIRELESS CHARGING WILL SOON BE THE NORM
Several airports, hotel chains, restaurants and cafes have already installed free wireless charging stations.
Car companies and even furniture makers are now making products with wireless charging capabilities.
Wireless chargers are clearly here to stay—in no time, traditional charging options will be obsolete.