Patriot Reveals the Fuel iON for Wirelessy Charging Smartphones

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Peanut Fox

I'm surprised that most 1st party device manufactures don't sell their own kits. It seems like there's some money to be made there.

I'd really like to just see them build that tech into the device, but I imagine that folks who like to dress their devices up could run into some issues.

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The Mac

Some do, Samsung for example for the S3/S4/S5

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Mikey109105

Only iPhone 5's and the Samsung Galaxy S4? What about the millions of others who have, oh I don't know, something OTHER THAN an iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4? They better be releasing this for more phones somewhere down the road if they plan on making what they call a profit on this.

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Sean D Knight

Indeed, I thought it was odd that the kit is only for the iPhone 5/5s and Galaxy S4. 

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The Mac

why is that odd?

there are more s4s and i5s in the wild than any other phone.

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John Pombrio

CNET had an article on how to build your own magnetic recharging station for Samsung S3 for less than $20 with parts from Amazon. Looked intriguing but I have my svelte phone layered in large replacement battery and new back case, a rubber and plastic protective case all swaddled into a leather case.

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The Mac

it looks like you have to add a bulky case.

no thanks.

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Damnlogin

I don't get it. What's the difference between this and say...Qi Wireless charging? Is it like a phone case with a built in battery and wireless charging?

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Hey.That_Dude

As far as I can tell there is a permanent magnet in this as well that "holds" the phone in the right place. At least that's what it looks like. Other than that there is no difference, they are still using alternating magnetic fields to create voltage that is rectified to DC.