As Apple Corp releases news of new iPhone, Belkin and Mophie are releasing their own new iPhone compatible wireless charger. The new charger is a small disk designed to charge one iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X at once, without any other equipment.
Belkin announced the launch of the Boost Up wireless charging pad, while Mophie released the wireless charging base of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. We will have $59.95 at Apple.com and Apple Store, as well as Belkin and Mophie websites. It is not clear why Apple will release its charging pad after third party manufacturers beat up the company's wireless impact. The new wireless charger will transmit up to 7.5 watts of power to enable smartphones.
Belkin's new wireless charger is suitable for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Qi, developed under the wireless power alliance, is the most popular wireless charging specification, supported by more than 230 companies, such as Samsung, SONY, Delphi and Energizer.
The Qi standard supports tightly coupled or perceptual wireless charging and loosely coupled or resonant wireless charging, which makes the supported mobile devices capable of receiving power from a charge pad of up to 1.75 inches. This distance allows mobile devices to be loosely placed around the pads for charging, instead of being placed in precise locations to receive electricity.
The Qi charging device can extend from less than 1 watts to more than 2000 Watts for charging large electrical appliances. But for mobile devices, it can transmit up to 15 watts and can be charged at the speed of wired charging. The latest version of the Qi specification includes improving the sensitivity of the foreign object detection, so if the charging pad happens to fall between the cell phone and the charging pad, the charge pad will not heat your pocket change. In the 015 year, IKEA released a series of wireless charging furniture based on Qi, including desks, lamps and tables, and DIY suite, which is used to embed charger into furniture.