Until now, everything had to be plugged into ports and power sockets. But wireless charging is making its way into airports, coffee shops, and other public establishments.
Charging your phone without the mess of wires and cables is a huge convenience. Wireless charging can make our lives a whole lot easier, and it’s definitely worth giving it a shot. (You'll never want to go back to cords again!)
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Some phones have built-in wireless charging capability, while others require an external device such as a wireless charging case such as BEZALEL's Latitude for iPhone 7.
Difference Between Qi and PMA
There are two popular wireless charging standards: Qi and PMA.
Both use inductive wireless charging. PMA can account for the number of hours and minutes you spend charging while Qi can't; so businesses like food chains and cafes favor PMA.
But Qi has a larger consumer base; it has more compatible smartphones and devices in general. To date, there are a total of 1,296 Qi-compatible products.
Why You Need to Switch to Wireless Charging
Charge your device wherever you go
If you’re always on the go, you’ll find it super convenient to whip out your wireless charger and charge whenever wherever you want. Portable wireless chargers like the Prelude, a power bank, lets you charge your phone by simply placing the phone on top of it.
You won’t have to bring your charging cable with you or search for power outlets to plug into.
Save money on power cables
Cables have wear and tear with constant use. We use them every day and they break or become ineffective—and replacing them can be costly.
With wireless chargers, you'll no longer worry about breaking and replacing your charging cables. In fact, you won’t have to bother with cables at all.
Of course the wireless charger will still need a cable to charge itself, but it’s a lot less prone to breakage since you use it a whole lot less.
Safer than traditional charging options
After decades of conducting 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 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 become the norm
Several airports, hotel chains, restaurants and cafes have already installed free wireless charging stations.
Many car companies and even furniture makers are now making products with wireless charging capabilities.
Wireless chargers are clearly here to stay—and pretty soon, traditional charging options will be completely obsolete.