Future Qi-enabled phones will be able to power up their batteries even without direct contact with a charging pad thanks to an update to the technology’s standard.
Quick Charge 2.0 will fill your phone’s battery 75 percent faster than a regular power adapter, according to Qualcomm, and Japan’s NTT Docomo will be one of the first carriers to offer the technology.
New Yorkers soon will start seeing strange kiosks popping up in parks and other public places. They should be welcome sights, though, since anyone can plug their phones into them for a quick battery refresh.
While charging stations are becoming more common, Brightbox hopes to differentiate itself by providing a secure box. It’s charging kiosks, which are popping up all over New York City, let you leave your phone unattended while you shop, eat or drink.