Samsung has recently announced a new computer monitor with an in-built wireless charger in the base. The 23- and 27-inch monitors have a Qi-certified tightly coupled transmitter incorporated into the monitor stand, with a circular mark and confirmation LED to help the consumer to align their mobile device.
Availability and pricing for the new monitor has not been released by Samsung.
Combining a wireless charging transmitter into existing devices – especially ones which already need to be plugged into a power supply, and are used in convenient locations for charging devices – is a good step toward improving the use case for wireless charging overall. When using a standalone wireless charger, it still needs to be plugged in to the power supply, but for examples such as the Samsung monitor or the IKEA lamp (also with integrated Qi- transmitter) this is not the case.
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