Holiday Gift Guide Tech Ideas
Energizer is leading the way with one of the first Universal Qi technology products on the market. If you don’t already know what Qi (pronounced ‘’chee’’) is, it’s a brand new technology that brings consumers the freedom to charge their smartphones, MP3 players, cameras – any device 5W or less – on a single charging station, regardless of manufacturer.
The age-old question has finally been answered. What do you get the person in your life that has everything? How about a – charging station that allows them to charge everything! Certainly everyone has at least one family member who’s been given the honorary title of “Professor Gadget.” I know mine does – it’s moi, and my brother-in-law was also known as the gizmo geek! For the frequent business traveler, or globe-trotting casual traveler with an iPhone or Blackberry, this Energizer battery charger makes a perfect gift! I know when the Verizon iPhone hits the smartphone market and I get my hands on one, this smart batter charger will be a lifesaver!
Energizer® Inductive Charger
Next generation charging technology for smartphones has arrived with the Energizer® Inductive Charger. It offers an easy and convenient way to charge smartphones without cords and cables. This advanced technology features Qi (pronounced chee), the new universal standard for inductive charging, so it will power up devices like smartphones now and in the future regardless of manufacturer. The Energizer® Inductive Charger is designed to work with Qi-enabled devices, whether Qi is built into the device or the device has a Qi accessory. It features two large charging zones that don’t require locking the device into a precise position, so you’ll be sure to have your phone charged and ready to go when you need it. It also features a USB port to meet additional charging needs. The Energizer® Inductive Charger will be introduced with accessories to enable Qi-compatibility with popular smartphones. Ultimately, doors and sleeves will not be required as manufacturers begin introducing new devices with the Qi standard built in. Designed in cooperation with Wireless Power Consortium co-founder ConvenientPower, the first generation of the Energizer® Inductive Charger:
- Delivers easy, convenient, cord-free charging for the iPhone® 3GS/3G and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 via sleeve and door accessories
- Offers two large inductive charging areas with one additional USB charging port
- Is compatible with Qi-enabled devices today and in the future; Qi is an open source standard for products defined for 5 watts of power or less (e.g., phones, mp3 player, cameras)
- Provides freedom of placement within the two large inductive charging areas
- Does not contain magnets for alignment, so charging doesn’t require precise placement
- features a sleek, rounded rectangle design with two LED charge indicators
- MSRP: $89.00
To work with today’s popular smartphones, Energizer® is launching the Inductive Charger with a removable Qi sleeve for the iPhone® 3GS/3G and a Qi door for the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 (sold separately). Simply slide the iPhone into the Energizer® Qi Sleeve or attach the Energizer® Qi Door – a one-time replacement – to the BlackBerry, and set your phone down on the charger for cordfree charging! iPhone® 3GS/3G Qi Sleeve
- Removable Sleeve
- MSRP: $34. 99
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 Qi Door
- Replacement Door
- MSRP: $34.99
All Available at Target and Amazon
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