Friday, February 24, 2012

Smartphone Charging Pads: Analysis

You use your smartphone to order movie tickets, download your favorite songs, and make online reservations at the new French restaurant. However, if your smartphone battery dies, it's not possible to do any of this. And let's be honest, charging your smartphone the old-fashioned way is a drag. You have to plug your charger into an outlet leaving it connected long enough to give it sufficient power.

Now by using a smartphone charge pad, charging your phone is easier.

Charge your phone wirelessly

These flat pads, which look like little mats, allow smartphone users to charge their phones wirelessly. What this means is no hunting for an available outlet and no fumbling with tangled cords. Better yet, you can place several devices on your charge pads at the same time and charge them all at one time. Charge pads work with everything from smartphones and electronic readers to iPods, iPads, and digital cameras.

But how do these devices work? Fundamentally, a charge pad relies on electro-magnetic induction charging. They produce a magnetic field atop the mat that provides power to the batteries of your devices.

Charge pads a technology in progress

You would imagine that these would be more widely used then they are. But, there are a couple of reasons why they aren't. First of all, they are a bit costly, often costing as much as the gadgets you intend to charge.

Additionally, they take up space. For individuals hoping to save space and get rid of mess, this negates their purpose.

An improving wireless world

Wireless technology is always improving; so we are bound to see charge pad technology improve. Hopefully they'll become smaller and less expensive which might make these items a must-have for modern homes.

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