More and more people are powering up their devices without plugging in. Now that major phone manufacturers are integrating wireless charging, there is no need for different cables that fit in various phones. Below is everything to know to determine the best wireless charging device for your next promotion.
Why should you pay attention to this new technology?
Wireless charging is growing fast. The global wireless charging market is expected to reach $37.2 billion by 2022, representing growth of 44.7% from 2016 (Allied Market Research).
Much of its increased attention and popularity came when the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus became the first Apple phones to integrate wireless charging. This gave demand for wireless chargers an immense boost, and doesn't appear to be slowing anytime soon.
A wireless phone charger is becoming a pretty universal way to promote a brand – it is not limited to just tech companies and trend-focused organizations that market towards younger audiences. Almost everyone has a phone, and with the new iPhones in circulation, wireless charging is everywhere. Let's also recognize the awe created when simply placing a phone on a pad recharges it, without cumbersome wires.
So where do you start? To help you understand the technological differences in this trend, a few products are pictured below.
Wireless Charging Pads
A wireless charging pad is a small platform you place your phone on to charge it. Though not entirely wireless, because it needs to be plugged into a wall outlet, they free you from having to plug a cable directly into your phone. Wireless charging pads come in a variety of colors and materials, so whichever appearance suits your fancy will work.
Wireless Charging Power Banks
These power banks charge phones without requiring an outlet. Simply charge this device as you would a traditional power bank, and your phone can charge on the go without any cables.
Qi Standard Qi (pronounced "chee") is THE universal standard for wireless power transfer. It's the only
standard that can be built into phones from the major phone manufacturers. More than 140 phone models from major manufacturers are Qi-enabled. Qi is not the only wireless charging method available, but it is the first to be supported by the largest and most influential smartphone manufacturers: Samsung and Apple.
Multiple-Function Wireless Chargers These wireless charging pads and power banks have additional features such as Bluetooth speakers, car mounts, phone stands, and mouse pads, making it a versatile product.
The Bottom Line: Wireless charging is one of the most important movements in tech right now. These new products from our friends at Leed's will help you to align your brand with this cutting-edge technology.
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