LG backs wireless charging for smartphones
What about phone support, LG?
LG has given its thumbs-up to wireless charging.
This week, it took the wraps off the prosaically named LG Wireless Charging Pad - model number WCP-700, information completists - and since it's useless with handsets that lack the induction coils and circuitry this kit uses to charge their batteries, we assume LG will be releasing WCP-friendly battery cover accessories in due course.
The pad runs a current through its magnet-cored coil, which inducts a current in a similar coil built into the phone, its battery, the battery cover or a special clip-on case. However the second coil is added, the current generated within it is used to charge the battery.
At some point, we guess, LG will start building support for wireless charging right into its handsets, but there's no indication yet when that will be.
LG also didn't say when the WCP - or the accessories it requires - will go on sale, or how much the gadget will cost. ®
LG - Wireless? - USELESS more like.
After the reliability problems of the last LG phone my daughter had, it is unlikely that I shall be getting another.
And lets not forget it's far less efficient than a wired charger.
call while on charge
That's easy, you go find your gaffer tape to tape the phone to the charger base, then hold the whole lot up to your head (in time to find the person calling you has given up).
Personally I don't see the point of "wireless" where wireless means it has to be closer than a piece of wire. If it works anywhere in a room, then that is fine (a la cordless phone, laptop wifi etc.), but wireless only 1mm from the base?
Except where you can't have electrical connections (like in a toothbrush) FAIL.
...how do I make a call while it's on charge?
I don't get the obsession with wireless charging, at least while it requires the device to be very close to the charger.