An Analysis of Smartphone Charge Pads

You use your smartphone to purchase movie tickets, download your favorite songs, and make online reservations at the new French restaurant. However, if your smartphone battery dies, you can not do any of this. And to be honest, charging your smartphone the old-fashioned way is a drag.

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

But there is now an easier way to charge your device: a smartphone charging pad.

Charge your phone wirelessly

These flat pads, which look like little mats, permit smartphone users to charge their phones wirelessly. What this means is no hunting for an available outlet and no fumbling with twisted cords. Even better, you can put many devices on your charge pads at the same time and charge all of them at once. 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 popular then they are. But, there are a couple of reasons why they aren’t. Firstly, they’re a bit costly, often costing as much as the gadgets you wish to charge.

Additionally, they take up space. For people hoping to save space and eliminate mess, this negates their purpose.

An improving wireless world

As technology improves we are sure to see smaller, more efficient, and cheaper charging pads that can be purchased. Sooner or later, my guess is that these will be must-have items.

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