Wireless chargers look to be slowly but surely gaining traction among manufacturers. First spotted on the Nokia Lumia 920 with its integrated Qi wireless charging capability, and later on utilised in other devices such as the Lumia 820, HTC’s 8X and US-only Droid DNA, and also the LG Nexus 4 by Google.
Naturally, wireless charging accessories are next. We’ve seen several variants of wireless chargers from Nokia, as well as one by Google. At MWC 2013, LG has now announced what it is claiming to be the world’s smallest wireless charger. As with other wireless chargers in the market, it is compatible with any Qi-standard wireless charging, and will first be available in South Korea for about $60 (around RM180). LG plans to market its wireless charger, called the WCP-300, globally as well. With Nokia charging quite a premium on its wireless chargers, and Google’s version nowhere to be seen, LG could be entering a niche market with a strong competitive advantage.