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Review: Adonit PhotoGrip Qi is a great smartphone camera grip with built-in wireless charging

Smartphone cameras have come a long way in the last decade, and for many people, they've completely replaced dedicated cameras. They're smaller and lighter, easier to travel with, and you don't have to offload the photos before doing something with them. But that doesn't mean we don't miss a few things from DSLRs or point and shoots, like a comfortable hand grip or a physical shutter button. Plenty of companies have released smartphone camera grips, but Adonit has updated its original version with a new design and packed in wireless charging so you can get more pictures without worrying about your phone dying mid-trip.

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Satechi aluminum Qi wireless charger is $35 ($10 off) on Amazon, plus other deals

So, you need a bunch of blocks with USB ports, microSD card slots, and all the adaptability you might need in your digital world, but you're into electronic accessories that are made with aluminum? Luckily for us, those two desires are not mutually exclusive as we've found manufacturer Satechi to satisfy both in good fashion. And with Father's Day coming up in the United States, it's a good time to check out its big sale on Amazon — some nice discounts are available this week on expansion port adapters for your computer as well as a nice looking Qi wireless charger.

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Choetech's Qi wireless charging pad is just $7 right now

Wireless charging is back in style, as just about every recent flagship phone supports it — including the Galaxy S10, Pixel 3, iPhone XR/XS, Note9, and LG G8. If charging speed isn't a high priority, Newegg currently has a Choetech Qi charging pad for $6.99. That's half off the current Amazon price.

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Samsung's slim wireless fast-charging pad is just $15 right now, over half off

If you missed out on the last short-lived Samsung wireless charger sale, today's deal might have been worth the wait. Right now Samsung is selling its first party "Slim" wireless charging pad for a mere $15. That's a $20 discount and less than half the original $35 asking price.

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Oppo joins Wireless Power Consortium, future OnePlus and Oppo phones may support Qi charging

The Wireless Power Consortium is a group of companies with the goal of developing and promoting the Qi wireless charging standard. Some of the members include Apple, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Panasonic, and Sony. Oppo has now joined the organization, possibly indicating that future Oppo and OnePlus phones will have Qi wireless charging.

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A much more powerful Samsung fast wireless charger just passed through the FCC

Wireless charging had always been dog-slow - that is, until Samsung introduced fast wireless charging alongside the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. The same tech is still being used in Samsung flagships nearly three years later, but it's still noticeably slower than wired fast charging. That might be about to change, though; a new Samsung fast wireless charger has just passed through the FCC, and it's a lot more powerful than the current ones.

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LG V35 shows up on the Wireless Power Consortium site

LG's mobile team has been making some... questionable decisions lately. It all began to go downhill when the V30S ThinQ debuted as nothing but a V30 with more RAM and some AI camera features. The company then threw the ThinQ branding on the V30 (and even the Canadian G6, though that seems to have been reversed). Now, because one minor revision of the V30 wasn't enough, the upcoming LG V35 (which will presumably carry ThinQ branding) has shown up on the Wireless Power Consortium's site.

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HyperDrive is a combo USB-C hub, stand, and Qi charger on Kickstarter (and it's already funded)

Usually, we aren't too into Kickstarter stuff here at AP. No small number of crowdfunded endeavors have failed to materialize in the past, and too many of them are merely rebadged OEM goods. But in this brave new dongle-filled world, the HyperDrive has caught our eye. It's a combo USB-C hub, Qi charger, and phone stand all in one. And, unlike many Kickstarter promises, this one has already hit its funding goal.

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[Deal Alert] iOttie car mounts are Amazon's Deal of the Day and just $14-35 (30% off)

Not everyone has a car with Android Auto built in. Some of us have to make do with firing up the app when we pile into our car, sorting through a tangle of cables, Bluetooth devices, and clamps with our phones before we head out. If you'd like to streamline that process a bit, or if you've yet to join the Android Auto app-powered ranks, iOttie has four different car mounts that are Deals of the Day over at Amazon and 30% off. 

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[Deal Alert] Get a Samsung convertible wireless fast charger for as little as $49.99 at B&H and Amazon ($40 off)

There are a lot of Samsung-branded wireless chargers out there. Our own Artem even discovered that some of the cheaper options sold by 3rd parties are often fakes. So if you see dubiously inexpensive convertible charging stands out there, you might want to think twice. Thankfully the folks at B&H and Amazon have tossed theirs on sale for as little as $49.99, a savings of $40 over the standard price. Now deal-seekers need not fret about authenticity.

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