Buzzes

ZENS Announces Trio of New Qi-Certified Wireless Chargers

(September 10, 2018) -

At IFA Berlin, ZENS today announced a new range of wireless chargers, each including an ultra-thin aluminum design. All of the new wireless chargers will be available beginning September 15.

First is the Single Aluminum Wireless Charger, which is a simple single-device Qi-enabled wireless charging pad, much like those launched from companies including Belkin, Mophie, Anker, RAVPower, and more. ZENS’ solution supports fast charging and has a maximum output of 10 watts, and will cost $49.99 at launch.

The next accessory is the Dual Aluminum Wireless Charger, which can charge two Qi-compatible smartphones at the same time, with a total output of 20 watts. This charger is priced at $79.99.

Lastly, the Dual+Watch Aluminum Wireless Charger also charges two smartphones simultaneously, but includes an additional perch for the Apple Watch. Similar to the Dual Aluminum Wireless Charger, the Dual+Watch accessory supports fast charging and has a total output of 20 watts. This one is also MFI-certified and is priced at $99.99.

Unlike the AirPower, for the ZENS Dual and Dual+Watch Wireless Chargers you will need to place devices in a certain position on the mat to charge. With Apple’s upcoming wireless charger, there isn’t a required “sweet spot” for iPhones or the Apple Watch, as they can be placed anywhere on the mat to be charged.

ZENS brengt superdunne nieuwe aluminium opladers uit

(September 10, 2018) -

Fabrikant ZENS heeft op de IFA 2018 in Berlijn een nieuwe serie draadloze opladers aangekondigd. De meest bijzondere daarvan laadt ook je Apple Watch op, terwijl je ondertussen twee smartphones aan het laden bent.

Zit je ruim in je mobiele apparaten, dan is een enkele draadloze oplader maar wat behelpen. Tijdens de IFA 2018 laat ZENS drie draadloze opladers va aluminium zien, die op de beursvloer vanaf vrijdag te bewonderen zijn. Ze zijn gemaakt van één stuk aluminium en je kunt kiezen uit drie modellen: een Dual+Watch Charger, een Dual Charger en een Single Charger. Ze zijn 8mm dun en dus ook makkelijk in je tas te steken. De enkele lader is zelfs 6mm dun. Ze zijn Qi- en MFi-gecertificeerd, dus ook Apple wordt er blij van want ook zij verdienen mee aan dit soort accessoires. Zeker nu de AirPower nog wel even op zich laat wachten.

Met de ZENS Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger kun je twee iPhones snelladen en tegelijk je Apple Watch opladen. Met een maximum output van 20 Watt gaat het snel genoeg. Wel zul je de iPhones op een vaste plek moeten neerleggen. Bij de AirPower kun je apparaten op een willekeurige plek op de laadmat neerleggen en dat is waarschijnlijk ook waarom de productie zo ingewikkeld is. Het duurste model kost €99,99 en is vanaf 15 september verkrijgbaar.

Dat geldt ook voor de Dual en Single Aluminium Wireless Chargers, die respectievelijk €79,99 en €49,99 kosten. Dat is wel iets prijziger dan de simpele draadloze opladers die meestal voor rond de €20 in de winkel liggen, maar dat zal te maken hebben met de MFi-certificering. Het dubbele model levert een vermogen van 20 Watt, het enkele model geeft je 10 Watt.

iCulture

ZENS aluminum wireless charger offers a potential cheaper alternative to AirPower

(September 10, 2018) -

The latest report suggests that Apple may finally be launching its long-delayed AirPower wireless charger next month. What isn’t yet known is the cost, rumors so far pointing to somewhere in the $160-190 range. If that turns out to be rather more than you might want to pay, Zens has a new product that may make a suitable alternative …

The ZENS Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger offers the capacity to simultaneously fast-charge two iPhones and an Apple Watch. Given that the upcoming wireless AirPods case is likely to have a smaller power draw than an iPhone, the charger should work equally well charging an iPhone, Watch and AirPods case.

The Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger has an ultra-thin design that is made out of one piece high-grade aluminium. The charger supports Apple Fast Charge and has a total maximum output of 20W to support triple device charging.

What it doesn’t offer is the same clever tech AirPower promises: the ability to place any device on any part of the charging pad. Making this work reliably is likely to have been the cause of the lengthy delay in releasing the product. As Zac recently noted, no-one else has yet managed this trick either.

But if you can live with having to place your devices in fairly specific positions, the $99 price-tag may win you over. It will also be available in Europe for €99.

ZENS says that the Dual+Watch charger will be available on September 15, likely around the same time that AirPower goes on sale. Existing single-device wireless chargers start at $10-15, however, and combined iPhone/Watch chargers at around $25, so the question will be what kind of premium you’re willing to pay for the neatness of an all-in-one solution.

ZENS launches all-aluminum wireless chargers ahead of AirPower

(September 10, 2018) -

ZENS has just launched a trio of new wireless chargers at IFA with aluminum bodies and at least one that is quite similar to Apple’s forthcoming AirPower.

The three chargers consist of a dual charger, a single charger, and a second dual charger with an Apple Watch charging puck.

Of the trio, the most interesting one seems to be the last, as it can charge two iPhones and an Apple Watch simultaneously. Each iPhone and the Apple Watch get charged at full speed, namely 7.5 Watts for each phone and 5 Watts for the watch, which matches up to the reported 20-Watt output.

A charging puck for the Apple Watch is built in, which means you don’t need to supply your own. This helps keep down clutter and improve design because there is only one power cord to deal with.

This makes ZENS’ Dual+Watch very similar to Apple’s AirPower, though it has a few specific changes. First, everything needs to be placed in certain locations, including the watch on the charging puck. AirPower has a bit more variability in comparison, but is still yet to be released and only supports the Series 3 Apple Watch.

All three are carved from a single block of aluminum and are exceptionally thin — the dual chargers are 8mm and the solo is 6mm. They support 7.5W fast charging on the latest iPhones, and are Qi certified.

The ZENS wireless chargers will be available September 15th. The Dual+Watch will cost $99, the Dual comes in at $79, and the single charger is $49.

Apple Insider Logo

ZENS: The Art of Wireless Charging

(July 18, 2018) -

Gunnersen

The ZENS Wireless Charger turns nearly any horizontal surface into a mobile charging point. With simple installation, users can turn desks, couches, tables or benches into cordless chargers.

Stay up to date. We will keep you posted on our latest developments.