Moore’s Law states that technological advances become exponentially more frequent as time goes on, for those of us on the front-lines that’s very exciting, but it does mean we’re getting more and more tech that we have to work out. Wireless tech is not new, but in the last few years, we’ve seen them majorly adopted by mobile manufacturers, so we’ve decided to round up some info for you on wireless charging and headphones.
Wireless Charging: How Does It Work?
Okay, so wireless charging or inductive charging is the process by which an electromagnetic field is used to transfer energy between two objects through electromagnetic induction. Which is a very complicated way of saying that if your phone supports wireless charging you can place it on a charging station and it’ll power up.
The most popular kind of inductive charging is called Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) and that’s what popular manufacturers like Samsung use, in fact, that’s why they’re surrounded by Gorilla Glass – to help the transfer of energy.
Wireless Charging: Is It Better?
Well, it’s a new technology, so the answer is yes and no. Samsung has long been champions of the technology and they use it well, so with new mobiles like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus you shouldn’t find there’s any difference in speed between charging with wires or without. As the technology develops though, there’s the potential for it to be even faster.
There are other benefits too, without the wear and tear on your USB charging socket the hardware itself can stay useable for longer, it’s easier to make devices waterproof and once perfected could mean an end to wires altogether which would be great for us as users and the environment. If you’re desperate for an awesome mobile that’s compatible with wireless charging, then the market-leading Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is available at Techscheme with up to £93 of savings off the RRP.