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Smartphone charging pants

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

We live in a world that is repulsed by wires. We want everything wireless. Wireless headsets. Wireless networking. Wireless Qi based charging. Wireless, wireless, wireless.

Now the world is a slightly better place because we finally have wireless smartphone charging pants (or as they call them in Europe Trousers). These pants have 2,400mAh of smartphone life giving energy coupled with a DC-50 induction charging plate. 

Place a compatible phone in the pocket and voila. This is the brainchild of British designer Adrien Sauvage working in collaboration with Nokia. These pants will be available for sale on Amazon for only $US350.

The one downside is that this adds one more thing to your list to charge. Somehow charging my pants just doesn't seem right.


Source: Nokia 

Google Nexus Wireless Charger now available

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

Google has finally released its Nexus branded Qi based wireless device charger (which ships on or around November 22). The charger is compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013).


Last year's wireless charger was this funky orb shaped half circle that was a pain to use. This years is a nice flat charger that makes sure the device stays put. The devices comes in a choice of colors: black, black or black.

It comes with built in magnets to ensure your phone or tablet stays in place/ All of this can be yours for only $49.99 (on the Canadian and US Play Stores). Link to store.