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Xiaomi announces ridiculous 80W wireless charging technology

Xiaomi announces ridiculous 80W wireless charging technology

Fast charging has been one of the key battlegrounds in the smartphone wars in recent years, and Xiaomi has often been at the forefront. Last year, the Chinese OEM announced that it was working on a 100W wired charger that could fully fill a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. It's now going one step further with 80W Mi Wireless Charging that takes almost as little time to do the same job sans wires.

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The iOttie wireless car charger is $40 ($15 off) at Amazon

The iOttie wireless car charger is $40 ($15 off) at Amazon

Many newer cars have wireless charging built in, and pretty much every car nowadays has Bluetooth audio. But for those of us with older cars without those niceties, the iOttie wireless car charger, now discounted by $15 to $39.99 on Amazon, is one of the only ways to play audio and charge at the same time.

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Amazon's got Anker chargers up to 44% off for today only

Amazon's got Anker chargers up to 44% off for today only

Wireless charging is certainly handy, and it's also becoming more widespread. Heck, even OnePlus phones have wireless charging now. Right now, Amazon is offering up a selection of Anker charging solutions for up to 44% off as part of its Deal of the Day — including wireless chargers, wall chargers, and even a power strip.

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How did Google get the Pixel 5 to charge wirelessly through metal?

How did Google get the Pixel 5 to charge wirelessly through metal?

Leaks regarding the Pixel 5 were prolific in the lead-up to today's announcement, but two specific details left folks in the know confused: How could Google's phone sport a metal body and have wireless charging? Usually, you can't have both. Either a phone has a metal back, and you give the feature up, or another material is used that won't interfere with it — hence the rise of glass-backed smartphones. Well, the solution is pretty simple: Technically, the phone doesn't have both a metal back and wireless charging.

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Big Anker accessory sale includes hybrid wall/portable charger for just $22 ($7 off)

Big Anker accessory sale includes hybrid wall/portable charger for just $22 ($7 off)

There is never a good time for a charger or cable to go bust, missing, or pilfered, but if you're looking for some replacements at the moment, then today is the day to get them from Anker — the power peripherals maker has a number of Deals of the Day on Amazon today.

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Leaked specs reveal Huawei Watch GT2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging

Leaked specs reveal Huawei Watch GT2 Pro will support Qi wireless charging

Smartwatches have come a long way in the past few years. Apple makes some of the best hardware on the market, and companies like Fossil and Mobvoi are keeping Wear OS alive until wearables with Qualcomm's new chipset are released. Huawei unveiled the GT2 watch last year and followed that up with the fitness-focused GT2e. Now it's preparing to launch a Pro version, as leaked photos and a spec sheet give us our first preview of the upcoming Huawei Watch GT2 Pro.

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Five changes we'd make to the Pixel 4a

Five changes we'd make to the Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a is an incredible phone, and not just for the money. With an incredible camera, a new design that feels much more modern, and amazing battery life, Google really did knock it out of the park with its new budget Pixel. Seriously: this is a damn good phone. But we wouldn't be proper phone nerds if we didn't nitpick, and there are a few areas where we think Google could take the Pixel 4a from a 9.5 to a perfect 10 in our book. Here are five additional features we'd have loved to see in the Pixel 4a.

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Oppo introduces a 125W charger that can top up your phone in 20 minutes

Oppo introduces a 125W charger that can top up your phone in 20 minutes

Oppo promised a delivery of massive power yesterday. Today, it brings on the surge with the announcement of four charging products: a 50W wall charger based on its SuperVOOC standard, a conceptual 65W AirVOOC wireless pad, a 110W mini flash charger, and a 125W full-size flash charger.

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Amazon releases new Fire HD 8 tablets with Android 9 Pie, USB Type-C, and Qi charging

Amazon releases new Fire HD 8 tablets with Android 9 Pie, USB Type-C, and Qi charging

The Fire HD 8 is one of Amazon's most popular hardware products, but it has been overdue for a hardware refresh. Now the company has finally released a new version of the Fire HD 8, and there are even some features you don't normally see in a tablet — like Qi wireless charging.

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NFC can now be used for wireless charging up to 1W

NFC can now be used for wireless charging up to 1W

Wireless charging is great, but the large coils that are required for the Qi standard can take up a lot of space inside smaller electronics and increase costs. That's why products like smartwatches, fitness bands, wireless earbuds, and so on typically only support wired charging. However, there might be a new easier way to include wireless charging on low-power devices: NFC.

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