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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 part of Spectrum Brands Holdings, a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, shaving and grooming products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden products and auto care products. Spectrum Brands Holdings generates annual sales of around $5.04 billion and has a total of 15,700 employees. VARTA Consumer Batteries is a European market leader for innovative high-quality batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers and lights. Controlled from its European head office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, it generates annual sales of around €275 million. The German sales company is based in Ellwangen. Thanks to its powerful product ideas, developed on the basis of over 125 years’ experience, VARTA Consumer is a constant source of impetus in the mobile energy market. Alongside its innovative capabilities, the breadth, quality and design of its product range make VARTA a unique force on the market. Intensive focus on consumers’ lifestyles and close collaboration with retailers is the secret to a successful product mix. This makes it possible for VARTA Consumer to respond quickly and flexibly to the latest consumer device trends and provide the dynamic fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market with optimum energy solutions.



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