Please, someone remind me... why exactly hasn't Qi / inductive-charging become a widely accepted standard again?

Because it's still what I want for pretty much every single mobile device I use 🙄


@fribbledom Heat management, I feel. I used Qi chargers for a while and found they halved the useful life of the phone's batteries, and my best guess for the reason was simply that the waste heat from inductive charging is just too close to the device's battery, and it's almost impossible to design it otherwise.

I would not try inductive charging any mobile device without replaceable batteries, and it seems to me that basically that's which phones support it.

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