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Wireless Charging – Is It Worth the Hype?


Nearly every modern phone these days offers wireless charging.  If you’re not familiar with this technology, it gives you the ability to charge your phone without plugging a physical cord into your phone.  Just lay your phone on top of a special pad and it starts charging.  So simple!

 

Many chargers are a small thin disc that sits on the counter.  There are also models that will mount invisibly under a countertop and allow the phone to charge through the countertop material.   The nice part about this technology is the convenience.  There is nothing easier than placing your phone down to charge it. 

 

The “not so good” part is wireless charging will be somewhat slower to considerably slower than a hardwired connection. Not all wireless chargers are created equal.  The lower the power rating (called watts), the slower the charging rate.  If you want to hide the charger under a countertop, while convenient, it could further slowdown the charging speed. The thicker the material, the slower the charging speed.  Even your phone case can affect charging speeds.

 

In summary, if you are in a hurry to charge your phone, a wired connection is the best choice.  If convenience and aesthetics are paramount, then this is a good solution as long as you keep in mind the limitations.

 

If you’d like to transform your home or business into one that is inviting, beautiful yet fully functional, give us a call.  We’d love to help you explore these and other ideas to make your next project the one everyone can’t stop talking about!

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