@DaveKnowsAll@eeterrific nah. it’s an old school celly not yet smart. you can talk into it but never hear any responses. *context: i’m on a compound with militia people in God’s country living on meh beans and flash lights. still ,i reckon if’n we ever upgrade to phones with speakers they probably would benefit from an external speaker source for our church socials, rallies, and such…
Anyone know if the clock is absurdly bright like most clocks like this are? It’s a conspiracy to keep us all up at night (started by hotel chains I suppose, given the inability to dim a lot of those things they stick in the room).
@stinks Did anyone actually get giddy for the blowout brush that was offered along side this item in the YouTube clip? The announcer did promise. My only criticism of this piece is the battery compartment tends to get hot when charging with this method. Li-ion batteries don’t like heat one bit.
@cbl_wv Wireless charging standard used by my old Nexus 5 (android). One of many but seems to be the survivor and Apple has apparently recently discovered it so all the Apple fan(atic)s think it is the bees knees.
You can buy receivers that plug into micro-usb or usb-c ports, but I have not had any luck finding one that works with my pixel 3a. (maybe usb-c PD isn’t happy with the receiver?)
@AmazingChicken Aha, that may be part of why I don’t “get” this Qi stuff - I’ve always kept my phone in a wallet-style holder, so the phone’s back “surface” is, basically, leather. Huh. So no Qi charging for me. (OTOH, I’ve dropped my phone many times, but never done any damage to it because of the protection from the case.)
@AmazingChicken My iPhoneX is in an Otterbox Defender and it charges fine on Qi charging devices. I did have issues when I had a Steelie metal plate attached to the back of the Otterbox (Steelie is used for mounting the phone in the car) so I removed the plate.
@AmazingChicken Also chiming in to say my wife’s S7 in an Otterbox Strada leather flap case as well as my S9+ in a Lifeproof Fre’ case both charge just fine on a Samsung wireless charger. You might test yours out if you can…
@cbl_wv Leather is fine for wireless charging. Leather is actually good. The only issue is the extra thickness, the coil in your phone needs to be very close to the pad, so even an extra couple millimeters can be an issue.
I have the same question as above about the brightness of the LED. Does anyone know how much light it puts off, my wife can’t sleep with a whole lot of light and has removed all the clocks from the room saying they are too bright.