MWC 2013: LG outs world's smallest wireless charger, the WCP-300

MWC 2013: LG outs world's smallest wireless charger, the WCP-300Just when you thought LG and its photo-friendly gadget-holding ladies were done, here they are again, this time showing off the WCP-300, or the world's smallest wireless charger. Just like the photo says.

And if LG says it's the smallest, who are we to argue? At just 6.9cm in diameter it's certainly not big. And if you're thinking LG doesn't have any phones capable of wireless charging, you've forgotten a certain Google Nexus 4.

The WCP-300 draws its own power using a standard microUSB charger (the kind you'd otherwise be using on your phone itself), and for what it's worth the whole shebang has been given a thumbs up by the Wireless Power Consortium to work with all devices that use the Qi wireless charging standard.

“With the WCP-300, LG was able to deliver both portability with top-class charging capabilities in a device no larger than a typical beverage coaster,” LG Mobile top man Dr Jong-seok Park tells us.

Needless to say, LG isn't doing all this just to make it easier to charge Nexus 4s and Nokia Lumia 920s. Now that its dinky wireless charger is here, the company says we can look forward to plenty of compatible handsets emerging from Korea from this point on.

Via Pocket-lint

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2013 at 19:45

It's almost as small as a micro-USB connector that can be pushed into the phone. Imagine. You plug it in, and the phone can't slide off of the charging pad because the cat kicks it. Mad idea,, eh?

Pondlife  Feb. 27, 2013 at 00:22

You have a rather large usb connector on your phone then Jan. Unless Martin is out with the decimal place.

Nah it can knock it off the table and damage the usb connection instead.

JayDubya  Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:42

I don't know why people pretend that the convenience of this type of device is not greater than plugging a usb connector in directly. Plus, usb connectors fail after continued usage like this.

And as for kids grabbing hold of things when they're plugged in....

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:55

I don't pretend. I had a Touchstone for a couple of Pres long before Nokia et al " invented" it all. It's no more practical. And I can't help people child-proof their homes or teach them how to correctly push a pin into a hole (if they have kids, they should be familiar with the concept)

Pondlife  Feb. 28, 2013 at 20:48

I do see an ever growing number of charge socket failures though so do see it as a good thing from that point of view.


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