What is a router? Router types explained

What is a router? Types of routers

Routers are, without doubt, some of the most underappreciated computer peripheral devices of the modern era. Without them, the world would not be able to enjoy the kind of connectivity that it does today. Routers were in the news recently following reports that some of them had been hijacked by the CIA and were being … Read more

Philips XL AirFryer Review: The Original Air Fryer is still the best

The Philips XL AirFryer

Air Fryers have, over the past few years, pretty much taken the world by storm. What most people do not realize is that this most amazing of kitchen appliances was invented by Philips. The company launched the world’s first Air Fryer in 2010. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Philips, today,  remains the world’s leading Air … Read more

Black and Decker Air Fryer Review

The Black and Decker AirFryer review

If you have been reading newspapers or watching television over the past few years, chances are high that you will have caught wind of the hype that has been going on around Air Fryers.  One of the names that you are likely to have heard in this regard is Black and Decker. The company manufactures … Read more

The Problem with Current Wireless Charging Systems: iPhone 8

Is Wireless Charging Possible

They are not Really Wireless

One of the rumors that are trending about the upcoming iPhone 8 surrounds the possibility that the phone will come with Wireless charging. This feature, which many have been drooling about for the past several years, has has been available in most Android devices for the a while now.

Wireless Chargers are Nothing to Write Home About

I hate to be a spoiler, but current wireless charging technologies are really nothing to write home about. There are a number of reasons why this is the case;

  • You still need to wire the Wireless Charger
  • Some of the Wireless chargers that are out there have problems with overheating
  • In order to charge your device, you need to place it against the inductive charging station (I mean, right on top of the station. Take it off and there is no charging).

Wireless Chargers do not give you Freedom of Movement

The one major problem that exists with current Wireless Chargers is that they do not give you freedom of movement. They are, in this regard, just the same as wired chargers. I mean I have a now ancient Google Nexus 7 2013 edition for which I purchased a Wireless Charger. I got the thing from eBay, or maybe it was from AliExpress?

In any case, I have only used the thing a couple of times. The only benefit that I have gotten from having a wireless charger is, as far as I am concerned, the novelty of people seeing me using it. However, that has since worn off.

Current Wireless Chargers may as well be wired
Wireless Charging? Well, I will stick to my trusted wired charger

Now I would rather use my trusted wired charger. Spending time trying to find the right angle for charging on the Wireless pad gets tiring after only a few tries. I know, the whole thing could be down to the fact that the charger that I got is Chinese and cheap.

However, the fact still remains that current Wireless charging technologies are, as I have already stated, nothing to write home about. Should the rumors prove to be true, iPhone users will, no doubt, have their own few seconds of joy. Afterwards they will chug the things somewhere or the other, never to be used again.

A Truly Wireless Charging System

The true Wireless Charger is one that would enable you charge your device without needing to take it out of your pocket. This idea is not that farfetched.

Disney Research announced a few months ago, that it had come up with a wireless charging system that would allow for the wireless charging of devices within a given room.

Now, this is a type of wireless charging that would really be revolutionary. Just imagine having power transmitted to your gadget in the same way that WiFi is transmitted?

Postscript

This article, I have to admit, is a notable shift from my usual articles, where I talk about Search Engine Optimization, Web Hosting and Rank Tracking. Oh well. This, after all, is a tech everything blog. Readers can expect more of these kinds of stories in the near future.

How to Password Protect your Kindle

password protect your Kindle

If there are children in your household and you are given to reading, well, naughty stuff that you download and buy from Amazon, then you may think about password protecting your Kindle Paperwhite. The naughty stuff is not really surprising, considering that erotica is one of the most popular genres on Kindle. Here, in any … Read more

What is an AirFryer?

What is an AirFryer What is an Air Fryer

If you have been watching television over the past few years, chances are high that you will have seen one AirFryer commercial or the other.  Or, perhaps, it’s something that you caught a glimpse of on the internet, or heard of from your favorite Aunt.  If, in any case, you are looking for an answer … Read more

Power Air Fryer XL Review

Power Air Fryer Review

If you are one of those people who feel guilty about consuming deep fried food, then you need to read this article. With the world becoming more and more health conscious, Air Fryers represent a great leap in the way in which food is prepared. After carrying out careful research, we now understand why the … Read more

Top Kitchen Appliances List with Pictures

Kitchen Appliances List with Pictures

Here is a comprehensive list of appliances that should be in every modern kitchen. This list of kitchen appliances comes with pictures, which should give you a good idea of what we are talking about. We have previously written an article in which we talk about some of the must have appliances for the modern … Read more

Best Selling WiFi Router on Amazon

The NETGEAR is the best selling WiFi Router on Amazon

The importance of having a reliable WiFi router in your home or office can never be overemphasized. If you have ever had a router that performs below par; or one that suddenly dies on you; then you will know what we are talking about here. The fact that routers are important components in humanity’s ability … Read more

Must have Appliances for the Modern Kitchen

Must have appliances for the modern kitchen

The modern kitchen is one that is both a place of adventure and sustenance. It is a place that brings together the entire family in a beautiful symphony of creation. But, in order to achieve this effect, there are a number of things that you need to do to make your kitchen as alluring as … Read more