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Panasonic TM101 Qi Charger - It works with auto-sensing feature

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11th December 2012, 10:59 PM   |  #1  
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For all who are looking for a good wireless charger, I found this on ebay. There are currently 13 active listings, and the final price including shipping comes to nearly USD 70. It is apparently from Japan, and both economic and expedited shipping options are available. [ Lowest cost incl. expedited shipping I found was 73$ ]

It has the feature of automatically sensing where your device is so that there is no "no-charging even though placed on mat" issue that some charges are having.

Here are a few youtube videos of the charger :
Unboxing Panasonic TM101
Nexus 4 on the charger
Demonstration of the auto-sensing feature

Apparently, the device is available for a cheaper rate from Amazon Japan, which ships only within Japan for 40$ [ compared to 50-55 USD in ebay w/o shipping].

Here are a few images that I could find :





NOTE: The image below shows the charger charging the first device which is placed on it. Because of the auto-sensing feature, you can't charge multiple devices at once.




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11th December 2012, 11:04 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Hrithan2020

For all who are looking for a good wireless charger, I found this on ebay. There are currently 8 active listings, and the final price including shipping comes to nearly USD 70. It is apparently from Japan, and both economic and expedited shipping options are available. [ Lowest cost incl. expedited shipping I found was 73$ ]

It has the feature of automatically sensing where your device is so that there is no "no-charging even though placed on mat" issue that some charges are having.

Here are a couple of youtube videos showing the charger :
Working with Nexus 4!!
Working with multiple devices and showing off the auto-sensing feature

Apparently, the device is available for a cheaper rate from Amazon Japan, which ships only within Japan for 40$ [ compared to 50-55 USD in ebay w/o shipping].

I am also attaching a couple of images, that I saw in ebay.

Source : Reddit

I was looking at these today on ebay. Looks nice and was wondering if it could charge two devices, but because the charging coil moves, it looks like it only charges only one device. But it does take a bit of real estate on ones desk or nightstand, but looks cool! The little orb that follows the phone to charge is nice! Those dag gone Japanese know how to market a product! LOL
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I was looking at these today on ebay. Looks nice and was wondering if it could charge two devices, but because the charging coil moves, it looks like it only charges only one device. But it does take a bit of real estate on ones desk or nightstand, but looks cool! The little orb that follows the phone to charge is nice! Those dag gone Japanese know how to market a product! LOL

Yeah, unfortunately doesn't charge two devices simultaneously. I like the looks, but it does occupy a lot of volume. Not sure whether I should wait for the official one, which would be quite smaller and shouldn't face the issues other chargers are having.

EDIT : Have updated my post with that info, to make it clear, for those who don't watch the video.
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12th December 2012, 12:51 AM   |  #4  
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I have one of these by my bed and it works very well. Looks good to boot.
12th December 2012, 01:18 AM   |  #5  
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Oh hell, might as well order this too. $69 shipped via snail mail. This thing just looks too cool.

What am I going to do with my LG WCP-700 that is being delivered this Friday....
12th December 2012, 01:23 AM   |  #6  
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Yeah, unfortunately doesn't charge two devices simultaneously. I like the looks, but it does occupy a lot of volume. Not sure whether I should wait for the official one, which would be quite smaller and shouldn't face the issues other chargers are having.

EDIT : Have updated my post with that info, to make it clear, for those who don't watch the video.

Are there any Qi chargers that can do 2 devices simultaneously? This would be great.
12th December 2012, 01:38 AM   |  #7  
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Energizer's does 3
http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Qi-E...energizer+qi+2

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Are there any Qi chargers that can do 2 devices simultaneously? This would be great.

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Not sure whether I should wait for the official one

Methinks the wait would be very, very long.
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Energizer's does 3
http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Qi-E...energizer+qi+2

Just so everyone doesn't have any misconceptions... the Energizer does 2 Qi chargers + 1 USB port to plug into and charge.
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Methinks the wait would be very, very long.

Extremely likely knowing Google. But still I don't want to be stuck in a situation where they announce it immediately after receiving my brand new charger, at say 80$. ( google charger's price). It's what happened to me with the bumper, bought so many cases for it, that I decided to cancel the last one (which I had ordered an hour back before the bumpers came back online)

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