• Samsung put the final nail in the box that used to contain a charger

    13 days ago - By The Verge

    There was a time I would have railed against a gadget maker for daring to ship a phone without a charger.
    That time was yesterday. Then, Apple was the poster boy for the idea - Apple with its goody-two-shoes rhetoric about saving the environment while continuing to produce an array of proprietary cables and wireless chargers , one of which requires you to buy a new power brick anyhow.
    Samsung doesn't have those problems. It's been all-in on USB-C and the Qi wireless standard for years, and you can use any such cable and any charger from any reputable manufacturer to top up your Samsung...
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  • If you have this wireless phone charger, stop using it right now

    If you have this wireless phone charger, stop using it right now

    13 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Belkin has recalled an iPhone wireless charger that also works as a portable battery pack.
    The Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition, sold at Apple stores and other locations between July 2020 and October 2020, has a defect that can cause shocks or even fires.
    Buyers can receive full refunds using a special page on Belkin's website.
    Picture this: a wireless iPhone charger that you can use at home becomes a 10,000 mAh portable battery pack so it can also as a wireless charger on the go. That's a great accessory to have but also an expensive addition to your lineup of smartphone...
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