This wireless charging pad might do two-thirds of what AirPower promised

Nearly five months have passed since one of Friday's best Friday news dumps came out. On March 29, Apple suddenly canceled the AirPower Wireless Charging Mat, which can charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously. Where you have placed them. But Zens, a wireless charging company, claims to be able to do some things Apple couldn't do with Zens Liberty.

Zens claims that Liberty can charge Qi-compatible devices anywhere using a set of 16 overlapping wireless charging coils, but rumors have been reported that AirPower has 21 to 24 coils, but like AirPower, the mats are stained. . Zens Liberty can charge two devices at once, unlike AirPower's planned three, but each charges 15 watts more than most wireless chargers. Apple Watch may not work. None of Zens' promotional materials appear in the charger.


Patent application shows how Apple's AirPower charger looks inside
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Zens Liberty's multi-coil design doesn't know if it overcomes the engineering problems caused by sunken AirPower, including overheating and signal emission, than allowed by US or EU regulations. If Apple can't figure it out, I think skeptical Zens did it.

But if you plan to roll a dice on such a new product, Zens said that Zens Liberty will come in two flavors this November: $ 139.99 "Kvadrat Edition". An aluminum mat and a $ 179.99 limited glass edition will replace the fabric with glass panels, allowing you to see the charging coil on the mat.


Image: Zens

Currently available AirPower alternatives are recommended. Hard Cider Labs SliceCharge Pro only has six charging coils, but the integrated watch charger lets you charge two devices from your Apple Watch and mat.

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