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LG Innotek, the South Korean giant’s materials and components manufacturer, on Wednesday announced its new 15W (watt) wireless charging pad for smartphones. The new wireless charging pad is claimed to be three times faster than the existing 5W wireless charging module and is said to offer up to 50 percent of charge within 30 minutes of charging. LG also claims that the new 15W wireless charging pad speeds can equal wired quick charging speeds.

The new wireless charging pad from LG will be available in North America, Europe, and Australia from mid-October. The company says that the wireless charging pad incorporates new technology from LG Innotek that prevents the pad from overheating during charging. The wireless charging pad embeds sensors that measure the temperature and allow users to suspend charging when reaches a certain level by just touching the smartphone. LG believes that if the 15W wireless charging pad’s design is optimised for other applications, it can be utilised in automobiles as well as in furniture as an embedded type.

According to LG, the new charging pad can be used with most of the wireless charging smartphones currently available in the market and it meets the standards of Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which is an international standardisation organisation for wireless charging.

Commenting on the announcement, Sung Huh, Head of Electronic Components Business Division, said, “As a wireless charging module is directly related to the convenience and safety of the users, we will meet the expectations of our customers with advanced performance and perfect product quality.

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The removal of the 3.5mm audio jack has given manufacturers the opportunity to bring in alternate accessories to fill the gap. Apple itself launched a bundle of accessories, like the AirPods and the Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter to compensate for the nostalgia that may be created. The inability of listening to music with wired headphones while charging the iPhone 7 will also possibly see more sales for Apple’s Lightning dock. And now, Belkin has designed a new accessory which will let you use the charge the iPhone 7 and used Lightning-powered audio devices at the same time.
The company has launched an adapter called Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar for the iPhone 7. It comes with two Lightning ports which essentially will allow you to use the newly introduced Lightning EarPods and the Lightning cable for charging. This accessory costs about $39.95 (roughly Rs. 2,700) and will be available starting October 10 on the Belkin website, the Apple online store and Apple retail stores.

Belkin claims that it worked closely with Apple to build this product. The adapter supports 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output, and remote control and mic support for Apple-made headphones. “We’re excited to offer the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar to our customers, extending our family of RockStar multi-port products and creating an easy way for people to charge and listen on the go,” Steve Malony, VP, GM Belkin said.

Apple is bundling the Lightning EarPods and the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every iPhone 7, but if you happen to lose them, a replacement will cost you Rs. 2,500 ($29 in US) and Rs. 900 ($9 in US) respectively.

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