@hchavers@rkibbe@werehatrack I used the Gorilla equivalent of Flex Tape to repair a seriously leaking rain gutter (there was a ~2-foot-long crack in the seam) when I couldn’t get anyone to come out and replace the gutter. The tape did the job for 2 years, until a heavier-than-usual snowfall last spring did the gutter in for good. (Fortunately, I finally found someone to replace the gutters.)
@phendrick Errr, not quite. These seem to have multiple coils, which makes it way easier to get the thing to charge without having to fiddle around. On the cheapo ones you have to position the device more carefully in order to get it to charge - a no go when you’re half asleep, slamming your phone on the charger to find it with 5% battery in the morning.
@werehatrackThose would be any similar stand that comes without a charger (most of them). “Powered” in this case seems to mean that the stand comes with an (external) charger, and the cable seems to be hardwired on the stand’s side and and old school barrel type (not USB) on the charger’s side.
Might be good if the power supply is solid (it seems to be), but it will be less portable - plus you’re stuck when the power brick dies.
@goblin@werehatrack Yes it means it comes with the plug part that uses a special plug direct to the wireless charger. It can provide more power optimized for the circuitry in the charger base. This is generally better than ones that just expect you to use any ol’ USB port which can give varying results and generally poorer charge rates. But yes it probably means this is better for leaving at one place rather than being “portable.” Well, two places, since you get 2. And I don’t think “power brick dies” should be a concern, especially not with a logitech product which tend to be pretty solid.
“Not compatible with cases with metal parts, magnets, handgrips, kickstands, and credit cards”. In other words, it won’t work with an iPhone 12 or newer in a MagSafe case. Too bad, looks like a nice product otherwise
I wonder if they’ll actually SHIP these ones? Unlike the last time they had something similar, where they took your money, held it for three weeks, and then cancelled the order, and just said “sorry, too bad, so sad”. The new meh is really something.
I’m a little technology challenged, so the wording about Samsung confuses me. Will these work with a Samsung Android? (Please…this is a real question & could use a serious answer & not a silly dumb remark/non answer.) Thanks in advance.
@musicanimator As long as they are not equipped with a pop socket, card wallet, finger ring or stud, or a case over 3mm thick, iPhones with the MagSafe feature should charge on it if properly positioned, but these stands don’t use Apple’s proprietary MagSafe positioning system.