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Old 02/26/2013, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Eh, I think the Nexus 4 charging orb is more like a Touchstone.

Personally, it doesn't bother me. The more wireless chargers, the better.
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Old 02/26/2013, 08:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Eh, I think the Nexus 4 charging orb is more like a Touchstone.

Personally, it doesn't bother me. The more wireless chargers, the better.
I agree, so long as they are all inter-operable. (Which the Touchstone was not of course).
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Old 02/26/2013, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, so long as they are all inter-operable. (Which the Touchstone was not of course).
Yep, all of these new chargers use the Qi standard. I'm so happy that wireless charging is in the mainstream now. The Touchstone was way ahead of it's time.
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Old 02/26/2013, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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love the touchstone , more wireless charging docks the better , will be getting one when I purchase the Nokia 720 :-)
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Old 02/26/2013, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Interestingly enough, the world's smallest wireless charger appears to have a larger diameter than the touchstone which means they made it flatter. I much prefer the tilt of the touchstone and the orb.
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Old 02/26/2013, 10:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Eh, I think the Nexus 4 charging orb is more like a Touchstone.

Personally, it doesn't bother me. The more wireless chargers, the better.
The orb is so freakin' big (for what reason?)! I liked Touchstone size (and the magnetic strength and sticky underneath)
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Old 02/26/2013, 01:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why not, LG now owns the patents...
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Old 02/26/2013, 03:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why not, LG now owns the patents...
Actually they do not. The Palm patent portfolio was not part of the sale. LG will be leasing whatever patents necessary from HP.
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Old 02/26/2013, 03:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Then maybe they will make webOS phones!
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Old 02/26/2013, 09:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Once I complete integrating a Qi charging pad into my Pre3 extended back, I want to get some of these LG chargers (or possibly the Nexus 4 one).
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Old 02/26/2013, 10:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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4 years late to the party, but better late then never. Now all we need is Apple to offer it wireless charging and call it icharge
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Old 02/26/2013, 11:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hmmm... these do look similar to the Touchstone charger. Does anyone think that HP use the threat of a patent lawsuit to get LG to invest in webOS. I know they were already going to use the OS for their TVs but not sure they planned on buying part of the assets. Or maybe they invested to quell the possibility of a lawsuit.

In any case, nice to have wireless charging. But one less thing to hold us to our aging webOS hardware.
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Old 02/26/2013, 11:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I wish there were more touchstone clones out there! I truly don't understand why more manufacturers aren't putting magnets in their phones and docks. It's such an obvious solution!

I just don't get it.
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Old 02/27/2013, 12:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 02/27/2013, 01:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hmmm... these do look similar to the Touchstone charger. Does anyone think that HP use the threat of a patent lawsuit to get LG to invest in webOS. I know they were already going to use the OS for their TVs but not sure they planned on buying part of the assets. Or maybe they invested to quell the possibility of a lawsuit.

In any case, nice to have wireless charging. But one less thing to hold us to our aging webOS hardware.
why would HP use their own patents to threaten the first company who has agreed to using webos in any way?
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Old 02/27/2013, 03:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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good their actually using the touchstone type tech hopefully in a more grand manor than hp did, use it, and use it for as much as they can product wise i say.

bit of a joke hp has the patents but never used it for their other product ranges, seemed damned thick of them to have a good future tech and bring out new devices that didnt use it.

very backwards.
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Old 02/27/2013, 06:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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So... when we gonna buy the TVīs with wireless charging?

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Old 02/27/2013, 06:17 AM   #19 (permalink)
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So... when we gonna buy the TVīs with wireless charging?

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Old 02/27/2013, 06:59 AM   #20 (permalink)
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4 years late to the party, but better late then never. Now all we need is Apple to offer it wireless charging and call it icharge
Actually, Apple already has it more or less. They sell a wireless charging pad for the Magic Mouse so they already have whatever technology powers that and could use that for the iPhone/iPad as well.
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