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CES 2018: TRAE Lamps Made by Geeks

Allison interviews Chadi Ghanem from TRAE about the new innovative lamps. Chadi describes how the TRAE team is composed of friendly design and engineering geeks with serious addictions to cool toys and new technology. TRAE has begun designing and producing unique products, starting with lamps. TRAE lamps designs are creative, simple, functional and eye-catching. An example is the cool-looking Luni LED desk lamp that is flexible like a snake and includes both a high-current USB charging port and a Qi-enabled wireless charging platform on its base. The setting is Pepcom at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Learn more at http://traeproducts.com/

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Wireless Charging for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 with Bezalel

Bezalel logoWireless charging has been around for a long time in the Android world, but it just came to iPhone with the newly-released glass-backed iPhone 8 and X. Perhaps you’re looking at your iPhone 6 or 6s or 7 and wishing you could have wireless charging too. A company called Bezalel from bezalel.co might have a solution for you. If you already have one of the 2017 iPhones, stay with me because there might be something for you here too.

Before we dig in, let’s walk through some terms. There are those who object to the term “wireless charging” because there are always wires involved but let’s not get hung up on that, Micah. When we say wireless, we just mean that the device being charged doesn’t have to be plugged in and unplugged all the time. The charger still has a wire.

There are competing standards for wireless charging, but the one that seems to be getting the most traction is called Qi charging. Qi is spelled q-i but is pronounced “chi”. It would have been so like Apple to come up with their own standard, but in a moment of rarity, they chose the Qi standard for charging. This is great news for us because it means that we can use chargers from third parties without them having to pay royalties to Apple or get certified by Apple because of some proprietary technology. Continue reading “Wireless Charging for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 with Bezalel”

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