Items tagged with Qi

The obvious advantage of wireless charging is that it's super convenient not having to plug a cable into your phone or mobile device. Cables have a way of sneaking under the couch and other hard to reach places, plus they can go bad. On the flip side, wireless charging is pretty slow, or at least it used to be. The Wireless Power Consortium just announced the latest version of the Qi specification that now supports 15 watts of power for fast charging. This is a great benefit to owners of devices that are able to charge up quickly. Several mobile device makers already offer wired fast charging,... Read more...
Here’s a great holiday gift idea (wait, are we already doing that?) for the Google Nexus owner in your life: A wireless charger, specifically made for Nexus tablets and smartphones. The device works with Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 smartphones and tablets, and they’ll start shipping as of November 29th. The small square charger has a magnetic surface that your device snaps onto, and it obviates the need to fiddle with a charging plug. The Nexus Wireless Charger comes with a micro USB cable and costs $49.99 in the Google Play store. Alternately, if fifty bucks seems like a but much... Read more...
If you’re one of the lucky folks who managed to get their hands on a very cool Google Nexus 4 before they sold out (or are waiting the 2-3 weeks until Google ships you the Nexus 4 you recently ordered), there’s a wireless charging station you can now purchase, too. The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is available now on the Google Play Store for $59.99; the product listing says that the device will ship “soon”, in less than a week. There are few details available about the Qi-powered device, but we do know that it’s black, uses inductive charging, and can charge your Nexus... Read more...
We’ll hear it all straight from the horse’s mouth on Wednesday when Nokia announces its latest and greatest at a press conference, but according to a report from The Verge, the Finnish company’s new flagship Windows Phone will be the Nokia Lumia 920, which will be packing some intriguing specs. It will have a beastly large 4.5-inch display, as well as a 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. In addition to a 1.3MP front-facing camera, the Lumia 920 will have an 8MP “PureView” camera around back. Image credit: evleaks Perhaps most notably, the Lumia... Read more...
A new service from Qik makes it possible for you to stream live audio and video from feature phones to PCs. Claimed to be the first mobile live streaming service on mass market, or feature, phones (meaning not smartphones or PDA-phones), Qik is now available in its first public alpha release for a slew of J2ME phones.Currently supported phones include Nokia S40 and Sony Ericsson JP-8 devices. More specifically, Qik mentions the Nokia 5300, 6300, 6500 classic, 6500 slide, 6555, and 8800 Arte along with the Sony Ericsson K850, K858, W890, W910, W908, K660, G502, and Z750.Qik also believes it can... Read more...
AT CES, PQI and TwinMOS showed off their latest offerings including U3 flash disks.  U3 flash disk technology allows for users to take their personal programs and run them on any PC.  PQI's model comes with McAfee AV preinstalled in sizes of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB.  TwinMOS will offer 1 and 2 GB models with no word on preinstalled software.  So you're not going to be able to take all of your applications with you, but a custom browser and e-mail client can be useful for those who travel and don't want to lug a laptop around. The... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".  This holds true when we think about AGP graphics cards.  While PCI-Express has certainly gained a lot of ground, AGP is not ready to die just yet.  Virtually any video card manufacturer you look at is still offering AGP based graphics solutions, even in the high-end sector.  Surely, the day PCI-Express completely eclipses AGP isn't too far off, as the bandwidth and power benefits of PCI-Express are very real.  Nonetheless, new AGP offerings continue to hit store shelves.  The latest such... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! Our man Jeff just finished up a review of some top notch DDR2 memory from PQI. Their PQI24200-1GDB DDR2 Turbo Memory Kit held its own against some of Corsair's best, and it ran at even lower latencies than it was rated for. Click here and check it out...... Read more...
Competition can be a blessing for consumers, a headache for manufacturers and a driving force for an entire industry.  Where a market once may have been dominated by one or two big companies with a handful of smaller competitors striving for their piece of the pie, nowadays the scales are somewhat more balanced.  A good example of this is with the CD/DVD-ROM market, where a few big names like Plextor and Pioneer set the standard for years.  Today, there are many equally good offerings from lesser-known names at lower prices.  No longer is it necessary to pay a little extra for... Read more...
As the clock hits afternoon time, there isn't all that much news in today. I'll post what we have now, and I'll update this post if anything new comes along in the next few hours... depending on how the New England Patriots game is going :) Here we go... Al Tech Anydrive FM Transmitter @ MHW "On the left side is where you are able to connect your USB media. Note the distance from the side of the Anydrive and the USB plug is rather small, so if your USB media is not very slim, you may have difficulties inserting your media. On the right side is where you choose which FM station your Anydrive... Read more...
Good evening brothers and sisters, welcome back :)  The day is coming to a close and the HH news-bin is busting at the seams.  However, before I jump over to the news front, I want to point out that Jeff recently posted his review of S3's OmniChrome TV/Graphics Card, their competitor to ATi's All-In-Wonder and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema line of products.  Take a few minutes and check it out before you scroll down to the news... Corsair Announces 550 MHz CAS2.5 DDR Modules Fremont, CA, October 20, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for... Read more...
Good evening folks!  BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've just posted a review of PQI's new PQI3200-1024DBU - Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM.  These modules posted some impressive benchmark scores, overclocked very well, and they're priced to sell.  Click here and check them out...... Read more...
Recently, several big name memory companies have offered new "low-latency" DDR memory modules capable of running with brisk 2-2-2-5 timings at 400MHz.  Based on Samsung's latest low-latency ICs, these chips have demonstrated remarkable stability, compatibility and speed as well as the potential to overclock in excess of 500MHz DDR when relaxed latencies are used. One of the lesser known players in this field is PQI Designs.  Not long ago, PQI acquired PMI Memory, incorporating their Turbo Series brand into the PQI product line.  This has given PQI a much broader product... Read more...
Good morning friends, welcome back to HotHardware :)  Things around the Northern part of the HH labs were fairly quiet this weekend.  My GF took off camping for two days so I was left home alone.  Needless to say, I took the opportunity to party it up with the boys ;)  Anyhow, lets get down to business so I can pop a few pills and get some work done... Corsair Twin X Pro PC4000 1 GB Dual Channel Kit @ Controlled-Insanity "In the world of computers and technology, more specifically pc memory, it is hard to speak about quality performing memory without mentioning our newest... Read more...