It is only recently that the technology for wireless charging (and the Qi International standard) for phones has caught up with mobile phone industry. In order for wireless charging to work, you need a transmitter pad (mat) and a wireless receiver in the mobile phone, to transfer the charge to the battery. Most of the newest mobile phones available from Samsung, Nokia, Google and HTC now have built in Qi wireless receivers, Apple iPhones do not, but still be converted with one of QI wireless receivers.
The technology is not dissimilar to how an electric toothbrush has been charged the past 30 years, low-frequency coils in both the transmitter and receiver to transfer a current to your battery.
Yes! In order to use on of our wireless chargers, your phone needs a Qi wireless receiver, it's like ying and yang. Many modern smartphones have the Qi receiver built-in as standard, meaning all you need is the charger. For any phones that aren't Qi-enabled as standard, you'll need to purchase our Qi receiver jacket or our Qi receiver which fits direct to the battery.
Samsung are a bit ahead of Apple on this one, any model from the Galaxy S6 onwards have Qi Wireless changing enabled. Other popular phones that are Qi wireless enabled include the Nokia 920, 928, 930. 820. 1520, the HTC 8X, Droid DNA, Rzound, Incredible 4G LTE and the Google Nexus 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Apple iPhones will need one our of our wireless receivers in addition to the chargers, as will any Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5 and the Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4.
If you're not sure what you need for your phone in order to get wireless charging, just get in contact with us and we'll gladly advise you.