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Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Wireless charging is a notoriously finicky technology, with different standards and implementations for faster speeds that aren't compatible with each other. However, there appears to be a growing number of people experiencing problems with fast Qi charging on Samsung phones, even with docks that worked perfectly before a few months ago.

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Save up to 72% off select Mophie chargers and Halo powerpacks from Amazon

Save up to 72% off select Mophie chargers and Halo powerpacks from Amazon

It doesn't matter how good a phone is if its battery dies before the end of the day. That's why it's important to have plenty of trustworthy chargers and charging accessories on hand. Amazon is currently offering savings of up to 72% off Mophie and Halo products with prices starting at just $13.99.

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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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