Use the Magic of Magnets to Charge your iPhone

I've written about Buqu's wireless charging cases before, so I was excited to see their latest offering, the Mobile Battery Pack. As expected, they offer wireless charging when the phone is placed on their charging stand, but now this external battery pack also leverages the magnetic charging design.

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Imagine unlimited power by just attaching pre-charged battery packs as needed. This would be great for long distance flights or other occasions when you can't easily plug in to an outlet. Tradeshows like the Consumer Electronics Show would be so much easier!

There are competing solutions that offer either external battery packs or wireless charging, but it's hard to find one that offers both in a magnetically integrated solution. A nice touch is that Buqu's stands and battery packs are standardized, so if you had a Buqu case for the iPhone 4, your stand and chargers will work with the iPhone 5. And if you have family members with specific Android phones (Samsung S4 and S3) they can get Buqu cases and share your chargers and stands!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.