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Thread: Wireless Qi charging for E46

  1. #1
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    Mar 2011
    Independence KY

    Wireless Qi charging for E46

    This looks AMAZING, I think Iím ordering one:
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  2. #2
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    Jan 2013
    Whoaaa this is freaking kooool !!!!!

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  3. #3
    Uh, this is awesome.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    OC, CA
    Super cool! Reminds me of this e39 mod

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  5. #5
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    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Wow looks awesome. I wonder how it gets power?
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  6. #6
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    Dec 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by racer2086 View Post
    Wow looks awesome. I wonder how it gets power?
    My guess is that it uses the power cord that originally charges the BMW phone.
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2011
    San Diego, Las Vegas
    I guess I have to wait until I get out of my iPhone 7+. Yup...I know. I'm way off the grid. But it still works....and I watch my $$$$. Read....Cheap.
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  8. #8
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    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    Yup, awesome! Hope the arm rest works with this. Also, wonder if it will slide around. Someone buy this and test it out. Ready in 120 days according to website?

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  9. #9
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    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR

    I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, but I'm not the dullest either - can someone explain to me the fanfare of wireless charging? It's less energy efficient than a cord, there is heat with some chargers that can negatively affect the battery, and if you want to use your phone you have to keep it on the charging pad (compared with being able to use the phone when charging with a cord, but are limited by the cord's length).

    The only downside I see of cords is them wearing out/breaking/getting lost.

  10. #10
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    Jan 2016
    Chicago area
    Yeah, I think that's about it - it's wireless. I've heard that wireless charging is pretty slow. Maybe in the future it will improve, but not something I would consider now, and my current phone doesn't support it. They should make one without the charging.

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