Samsung Launches Monitors With Built-in Wireless Charging Pads

By 02:13 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments

Whether you like it or not, the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge ditched the replaceable battery, but introduced built-in wireless (or should we say inductive) charging capability, and there's not much to complain about that. Capitalizing on the fact that those two are among the few models to support the feature out of the box (the Nexus 5 and mid-to-high-discontinue Lumias the most notable exceptions), the Korean company is launching a pair of desktop monitors that incorporate a charging pad in their stand.

A nice way to free up space on your ever-cluttered desk, the feature saves you the need for a standalone wireless charger, while providing a place to rest your Galaxy S6 (or any other Qi-enabled smartphone, for that matter) both in sight and out of the way. Additionally, it'll let you reclaim an AC socket, of which there never seem to be enough. Of course, carrying your monitor with you while traveling seems a tiny bit cumbersome, so a separate charger will be needed for those occasions.

Other than the wireless charging feature, the monitors are pretty standard-issue. The SE370 series encompasses two models at this point, a 23.6-inch and a 27-inch variant, both with FullHD resolution. They utilize PLS panels and offer 178-degree viewing angles. AMD's FreeSync tech is on board as well to combat flicker while gaming (with supported video cards) and there's a whole host of other proprietary features.

We've already seen wireless charging find its way into everyday objects, with IKEA launching a few products that feature built-in pads, but it's nice to see actual smartphone manufacturers taking strides in this direction.

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