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Deal Alert: Nokia Wireless Charging Stand 50% off

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Here is a deal for our Australian readers. MobileCiti is offering the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand DT-910 for 50% off, costing only $34.50 with the discount code APRIL50%.

The deal is via OzBargain.com.au who also have a number of other discounts on offer.

See the accessory at MobileCiti here.

Thanks Brent3000 for the tip.

Claim that Nokia will ship a wireless charger with the Lumia 930

WPCentral reports that Nokia intends to ship a wireless charging accessory with each Nokia Lumia 930 purchased.

The company is apparently moving back to building in the charging circuitry into their phones, after moving to removable covers for a number for handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 925 and 1020.

Of course Nokia is not new to giving away wireless charging plates, but we hope the process of claiming these have been simplified from the previous “mail in your receipt and wait 8 weeks” procedure from before.

Microsoft Store Offering Lumia Icon Free Wireless Charging Plate Promo

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The Lumia Icon has just become available at Verizon and Microsoft Stores, and for early adopters Microsoft has a nice little bonus if you choose to buy at their outlets.

The Microsoft Store is offering a free wireless charging plate with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia Icon.

The deal is available until March  16th both at Microsoft Retail stores and online stores.

Find the listing from online Microsoft Store here. Read more about the deal from Microsoft Store here.

Via Winbeta.org

A great example of custom car wireless charger and Bluetooth Audio

The above video is nearly a year old, but it is still a great example of custom engineering wireless Bluetooth Audio with NFC pairing and Qi wireless charging into your car, if you have the know-how of course.

Posted by 98Markvii on his YouTube channel, I suspect his build would be slightly simpler these days with 5v USB wireless charging pads now available.

Have any of our readers done a similar job? Let us know below.

via Reddit.com

Wireless Power Consortium extend Qi standard to add resonance charging

In a press release today the Wireless Power Consortium, custodian of the Qi wireless charging standard widely used in Nokia handsets, has announced it has added Resonance charging to their Qi protocol.

The Qi resonant extension will allow charging with higher efficiency and lower radio frequency interference than typical resonant solutions. In addition, the extension allows for multiple device charging and charging at longer distances, all while maintaining backward compatibility. 

For consumers, this means it will be possible to charge without worrying about the exact position of their devices so they can charge anywhere, safely and quickly. 
For companies, this means greater flexibility in designing products when integrating Qi in cars, furniture, chargers, and accessories.  

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“Qi is the leading global wireless charging standard because its 190-plus member companies thrive in the WPC’s competitive-and-collaborative environment and are constantly innovating to produce the best wireless charging experience,” said John Perzow, Vice President of Market Development for the Wireless Power Consortium. “The WPC has created a standard that ensures safety and compatibility and frees OEMs to differentiate. That’s why Qi is used in more phones, tablets, cars, and products than any other wireless charging solution.” 

The Qi spec will maintain backward compatibility with the installed base of 40+ million devices and products worldwide, including the 60 models of Qi-compatible phones, tablets, and chargers sold today.

The first examples of the extension’s capabilities will be unveiled by WPC members ConvenientPower and PowerbyProxi at the WPC booth at the International CES in Las vegas today, at the SL-2 in the South Hall 3 lobby, located on the upper level.  

See an example of PowerbyProxi’s technology after the break.

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Deal Alert: AT&T selling Nokia’s wireless charging plate for only $12.25 and wireless charging stand for $25.88

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AT&T is cutting some Nokia accessories to half-price, which means some irresistible deals on some of their Qi-powered wireless charging accessories.

The carrier is only charging $12.25 for the Nokia Wireless charging plate, and only $25.88 for the Wireless Charging Stand, and will deliver with free shipping.

To access the deal, navigate to the page by following the following instructions:

  1. Click here
  2. Select ‘Shop for accessories’
  3. Select ‘Nokia’
  4. Select one of the Nokia 920 devices
  5. Select the ‘Nokia Black Wireless Charging Plate’.

Get it while you can, because I am sure at these prices they will be going fast.

Via WPC.

Nokia’s wireless wireless charging plate now on sale at Amazon

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Nokia’s rather interesting DC-50 Portable Wireless Charging Plate is now on sale at Amazon.co.uk.

The Qi-compatible wireless charging plate, which can work plugged like any other charging plate, and which can also then be taken on the move and charge a Qi-compatible device completely wirelessly, is on sale for £64.94 ($105.80) and offers 2400 mAh of capacity, though it is likely only about 70% of this will be available when charging wirelessly.

The accessory features.

  • Size: 69 x 134 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Wireless charging standard: Qi
  • Charging connector: microUSB
  • Battery technology: Li-Ion
  • Battery capacity: 2400 mAh
  • LED indicators: battery level indicator and charging indicator

The £64.95 price is on the expensive side, but considering that it combines a normal charging plate with a battery, without the need for cord management on the go, letting you charge normally at home and take extra power with you if you anticipate a long day, makes the price seem somewhat reasonable.

Will any of our readers be picking up the plate for Christmas? Let us know below.

Via AAWP

Nokia’s new wireless charging puck now available for pre-order

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Nokia’s new wireless charging accessory, the Nokia DT-601 Wireless Charging plate, is now showing up for pre-order on a number of online retailers.

The Qi compatible accessory is USB powered and is covered in soft-touch paint which increases its grip on your smartphone.

The accessory is available in bright red, yellow, cyan, white and black, to match your Lumia, and costs around £40 with shipping on the 9th December.

Pre-order the puck at Amazon here.

Via AAWP

Nokia Wireless charging plate and pillow on sale on DailySteals.com

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As seems to happen rather regularly, Nokia’s wireless charging accessories have gone on sale on a daily deals site.

On this occasion Nokia’s Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Pad is going for only $25, while Nokia’s DT-901 Wireless Charging Pillow is retailing for only $10 more at $35.

Both deals have about 30 hours more to run.

See the deals of the day here.

Via Reddit.com

Stylish TYLT Qi wireless charger now only $48.99 with coupon

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Vu’s TYLT Qi-compatible wireless charger certainly look very nice, and is available in a variety of colours to match your Windows Phone, but its $69.99 price I am sure put off many buyers.

Now T-Mobile is offering the accessory for a much more reasonable price of $48.99 by using the coupon code ACCOFFER18 which can be entered at check-out.

Find the charger at T-Mobile here.

Via WPD and Slickdeals.

Have a 3D printer? Take your wireless charging plate vertical with this free design model

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3D printing is all the rage, as it allows one to make unique but durable creations nearly as good as manufactured goods.

I am sure many of us have thought about propping up our wireless charging plate so we could use our phone while it was charging. A 3D printed cradle lets one do so elegantly, but of course not all of us have the skill and experience to turn our ideas into solid creations.

Thankfully Abdel Rachyd has done most of the work for us, designing the above cradle which fits Nokia’s wireless charging plate like a glove, and he has kindly made the design available for free.

If you have access to a 3D printer download his design from Shapeways for free here. If you don’t you can still get Shapeways to print the design for you themselves, but that will cost you a pricy 57 Euro, at which point a Nokia Desktop Cradle will probably make a lot more sense.

Thanks Abdel for the tip.

Deal Alert: Only 6 hours left on amazing Verizon HTC 8X deal

 

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Daily Steals are offering the Verizon HTC 8X commitment-free for only $199.

The handset features all the usual Windows Phone goodies, including an HD screen, 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of storage, but in addition also offers Beats Audio and Qi wireless charging.

The deal has less than 6 hours to run, and in addition the handset will work with Nokia’s fatboy wireless charging pillow, which is also on sale for $35.

See the HTC 8X at Daily Steals here.

Thanks John48 for the tip.