These days it’s difficult to try spot someone without a smartphone. Considering that cell phones used to be big, chunky devices with the battery power of 30 minutes – we have come a long way. When the first prototype of a modern-day cell phone was created in 1973, the phone was capable of working independently with a terrible battery life that took 10 hours to charge. By the 1990’s, cell phones started weighing less, became smaller, slimmer and had battery power of a couple hours. Fast forward to today and we have revolutionized cell phones and their batteries.
When wireless charging began in 2012, it was looked at as some sort of futuristic gimmick. People didn’t know whether to believe it as it was the first time you didn’t need to plug a device in to charge. At this stage many phones did not support wireless charging. Today nearly every new smart phone supports Qi, the most popular wireless charging standard available.
Wireless charging works by principle of electromagnetic induction. In simpler terms, both the charger and the device contain wireless charging coils. The transmitting coil will convert electricity and emit an electromagnetic field. The receiving coil that is within this electromagnetic field, converts the energy emitted into a current, which is sent to the battery.
Wireless charging has a bright future ahead of it. More and more smart phone manufacturers are putting QI support in their phones and more manufacturers of items such as furniture, décor or even mousepads are including Qi charging. Rapport’s latest design see’s it incorporates Qi charging whilst still keeping our watch enthusiasts happy. Our new ‘Charging Trays’ are sleek and modern, the perfect device for the office desk or next to your bed. The tray features compartments for all your pocket contents/ favourite accessories; a watch cushion, and a flat surface for your phone to charge. These Charging Trays are available in Carbon Fibre, Piano Black and Macassar Wood finish. All three colours feature a soft, suede interior for protection. You won’t want to miss out - don’t say we didn’t warn you!