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LG unveils inductive Wireless Charging Pad to combat Powermat

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:07PM EST

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LG on Tuesday announced a new inductive charging system at the CTIA Wireless 2011 show. Like the Powermat, LG’s Wireless Charging Pad is a flat mat that plugs into any standard power outlet. Compatible LG handsets can then be placed on top of the pad, and the device will charge them without the need to connect any wires. Other similar inductive charging solutions currently on the market require users to attach accessories or a special battery packs to their handsets in order to function. LG, however, will build inductive coils into the battery doors on its devices, thus affording cord-free charging without the need for any third-party accessories. LG’s first Wireless Charging Pad, the WCP-700, will launch next month for $69.99, though LG has not yet detailed which handsets will be compatible with the device. Hit the break for the full press release.

LG Mobile Phones Introduces Revolutionary Wireless Charging Solution

LG Wireless Charging Pad features industry leading charging efficiency

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LG Mobile Phones announced today the LG Wireless Charging Pad (WCP-700).  Featuring a sleek and sharp design, LG Wireless Charging Pad is poised to revolutionize wireless charging as we know it.  With inductive coils built into the battery doors and internal contacts, advanced wireless charging technology allows for a cord-free power source – alleviating the need for external connections that limit the phones usability.

LG Wireless Charging Pad provides industry leading wireless charging and ergonomics. For easy and intuitive use, LG Wireless Charging Pad features audible and tactile feedback when a phone is placed on the pad, as well as multi-colored LED lights to indicate charging status. Taking the hassle out of charging your wireless devices, LG Wireless Charging Pad also sports a compact, sleek design to easily accommodate an on-the-go lifestyle.

Key features:

  • Visual, audible and tactile feedback – allows user to see, feel and hear when the phone is placed properly on the pad
    • Power LED – Blue = Plugged in
    • Battery LED – Orange = Ready to Charge
    • Battery LED – Flashing Green = Phone is Charging Correctly
    • Battery LED – Solid Green = Phone is Fully Charged
  • Slim and sleek design – allows for convenient storage, taking up minimal space
  • Effective Range – 7mm from center of placement guide
  • Dimensions – 6.29″x3.54″x0.39″

Pricing and availability:

  • The LG WCP-700 will be available in early April for $69.99.
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