Wireless chargers, in general, offer limited convenience. Yes, it's nice to be able to simply plop your iPhone or Android smartphone on a pad and have it charge, but all you're really saving is the time it takes to plug in your phone.

There are, howver, some great use cases for the technology, such as charging your smartphone in your car or when you're on the go at airports and cafés. And a wireless charger does mean you won't be wearing out a cable by plugging and unplugging it from your smartphone.

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Now, take the wireless charging concept and combine it with a portable, battery power bank, and you've got something truly mobile. That's one of latest innovations from inductive wireless charging – battery packs that can be used on the go to wirelessly charge your smartphone.

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