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2017-03-07

Good-bye to tangled cables: The smart Wireless Charger II from VARTA makes wireless smartphone charging easier than ever before

VARTA Consumer’s new Wireless Charger II is a central charging station with Qi-technology that charges mobile devices at home and in the office.

Charging your phone as intuitive as laying your keys on the counter

 

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t even notice when you charge up your mobile devices like smartphones, smart watches and tablets? What if the wireless charging station has a fixed location in your house, just like the key holder? Searching for the next power socket, untangling your cables and finding the charging cable with the right adapter – all of that is a thing of the past with the new Wireless Charger II.

 

The usage of the charger is completely intuitive thanks to its "drop & charge" concept: simply lay the mobile device on the charging station – charge it up – and you’re done! Featuring power output of 5 W, the 73 g bundle of energy from VARTA with Qi-technology can fully charge smartphone batteries in about three hours.1 The premium device is supplied with a 50 cm USB charging cable, which can fit practically any standard power unit. The Wireless Charger II is capable of charging any Qi-compatible device, such as smartphones and tablets.

 

Practical, smart and simple to use!


Besides the outstanding technical features of the Wireless Charger II, it also offers an elegant and modern design that can be combined with any style of interior design. The flat, round charging station is made of a high-quality aluminum housing with carbon-style glass elements. A blue LED ring serves as a charging indication display, but also provides another visual highlight. Anti-slip rubber feet on the bottom of the Wireless Charger II ensure stability and prevent the station from slipping on any surface – from the glass table in the office to the wooden coffee table at home.

 

The magic behind wireless charging

 

Over 1,300 products, including 80 smartphones, use the most prominent global standard for wireless charging, the Qi-technology, developed by the global Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). According to the latest estimates, the number of devices with integrated wireless charging functions is set to quadruple by 2020.2

But how does wireless charging work exactly? The Wireless Charger II and the mobile device both contain an electric coil for induction-based charging. When both coils are close enough to each other, power is transferred via a magnetic field and the device’s battery will start charging. The only condition is that both devices feature the same standard of wireless charging technology. Before you use the Wireless Charger II, all you need to do is check whether your device is directly compatible thanks to integrated Qi-technology3 or whether you require additional accessories such as a Qi-case4 or a Qi-receiver5.

 

1 Based on Samsung Galaxy S6, performances may vary by device.

2 Source: IHS Technology. High-Growth Wireless Charging Market Matures in 2016. March 30, 2016.

3 Samsung Galaxy S7/S6, Google Nexus 7, LG Optimus G4 etc.

4 iPhone 6S/6/5S/5, Nokia Lumia 1020, Sony Xperia Z3 etc.

5 Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3 etc.


The new VARTA Wireless Charger II is available from January 2017.


RRP (including VAT):            € 22.99

Dimensions:                           width: 98 mm; height: 10 mm; depth: 98 mm

Weight:                                   73 g

Charging time:                       approx. 3 hours for smartphones1

Warranty:                               2 years

 

The Wireless Charger II is supplied with a 50 cm USB charging cable, which can be connected to almost any standard power supply.

 

Request a sample


Feel like testing the Wireless Charger II in action? No problem! We are happy to arrange to send you a sample. Simply get in touch with us by writing to varta@haebmau.de.

 

Further information can be found at www.varta-consumer.com and on VARTA Consumer’s official Facebook page.


About VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA


VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA is a supplier of innovative high-quality products, including batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers and lights, with which it generates annual sales totaling over 300 million euros in Europe. The business is run from the company’s headquarters in Ellwangen. VARTA Consumer Batteries is both the market leader and the only German battery manufacturer of primary batteries for the end consumer, that relies on Germany as its manufacturing location. Its factory in Dischingen annually produces circa 1.5 billion alkaline batteries. VARTA Consumer Batteries brings movement into the mobile energy market with strong product ideas developed on the basis of expertise acquired during more than 130 years of the company’s history. Along with its innovative strength, VARTA Consumer Batteries is also unique thanks to the breadth, quality and design of its product assortment. The secrets of its successful product portfolio are an intensive focus on consumers’ lifestyle and close cooperation with the trade. This enables VARTA Consumer Batteries to respond successfully, speedily and flexibly to current trends in devices on the dynamic Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market, to provide optimal energy solutions and to keep the promise of its brand message: “VARTA – in service for you.”


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