An Analysis of Smartphone Charge Pads

stratosphere networksYou use your smartphone to order movie tickets, download your favorite songs, and make online reservations at the new French restaurant. But, if your smartphone battery dies, it’s not possible to do any of this. And let’s be honest, charging your smartphone the old-fashioned way is a drag. You must plug your charger into an outlet leaving it connected long enough to give it a sufficient amount of power.

Now using a smartphone charge pad, charging your phone is easier.

Charge your phone wirelessly

These flat pads, which look like little mats, allow smartphone users to charge their phones wirelessly. What this means is no searching for an available outlet and no struggling with tangled cords. Better yet, you can place many devices on your charge pads at the same time and charge them all at once. Charge pads work with everything from smartphones and electronic readers to iPods, iPads, and digital cameras.

But how do these devices work? Essentially, a charge pad relies on electro-magnetic induction charging. They create a magnetic field atop the mat that provides power to the batteries of your devices.

Charge pads a technology in progress

You would think that these would be more widely used then they are. But, there are a couple of reasons why they are not. First of all, they’re a bit pricey, often costing as much as the gadgets you intend to charge.

One more reason is that they take up space. Consumers who wish to get rid of the mess of cords don’t mind this, but this doesn’t benefit people aiming to create more space on their desk.

An improving wireless world

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

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