Choetech Iron Stand Review.

By: Matthew Pankey September 18th, 2015

The Qi charging standard is a useful technology to include in any device that is relatively small and needs to be charged frequently. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 supports this standard, but unfortunately an inductive charger is not included with the phone.

Enter a very cool gadget from Choetech: The Iron Stand Wireless Charger. This nifty little Qi charger will allow you to “wirelessly” charge your Note 5 or any device that supports the Qi standard and will fit right onto the stand.

I have been using this Qi charger for a about a week and it does a great job of keeping my phone charged with little to no effort on my part. I leave the Iron Stand on my desk at work.

Setup is remarkably easy, you simply plug it in and set your phone in the stand. In the case of the Iron Stand, there are indicator lights on the side of the stand to let you know that your phone is charging.

Ascetically speaking, the Iron Stand also looks great on my desk and its brushed aluminum matches my Mac. While some might be put off by its $34.99 price tag, you definitely get what you pay for as the stand is very well built and stable.

It’s an excellently built charger that would be a fantastic choice to keep your devices charged, but if you’re like me, you might want more than one.

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Choetech Circle Qi Wireless Charger Review.

By: Matthew Pankey September 18th, 2015


Wireless charging is one of those luxuries in life that you don’t get just how useful it is until you try it.

All Qi wireless charging pads do in essence the same thing. Rather than plugging your phone into a wall-powered USB charger via Micro-USB you plug in the charging pad instead; you can then simply throw your Qi-enabled smartphone on top of the pad and it will begin to charge, meaning you never need to worry about fiddling around connecting or disconnecting cables – when charging is complete you just grab the phone and go. This Choetech will automatically enter sleep mode when you remove your phone, so you needn’t even power it off at the mains.

As a trade-off for this user-friendliness most Qi wireless charging pads have a few drawbacks. With 5W outputs they charge your device slower than can the typical adapter bundled with your smartphone, and that’s particularly noticeable if your phone supports fast-charging or Qualcomm Quick Charge. In my experience this increased charging time is not an issue when charging my phone overnight or on my desk during work hours, only when I’m going out and need a quick boost to battery life first. (Of course, in such scenarios I can simply take a power bank with me.)

Another disadvantage is that most wireless charging pads have built-in LEDs that glow blue while they are charging, and often green once charging is complete. This is useful for checking at a glance that the connection has been made and that the device is charging wirelessly, but when you’re trying to have a kip this light can be distracting, keeping you awake at night.

That’s one thing we really like about this Choetech Wireless Charging Pad: although it will glow blue until you remove the phone, regardless of whether the battery is full, it also has a built-in sensor that detects the amount of surrounding light; if it’s dark, such as when you’re trying to sleep, it will automatically disable the LED.

Wireless charging pads can also be fussy about how you place your phone on top of them for charging to be possible. In my experience this Choetech Wireless Charging Pad is much less particular about the position in which I throw my Note 5 on top of it than is the official Samsung Galaxy Wireless Charger. It seems to accept the connection at any angle, so I can literally throw down my phone and charging begins.

The wireless charging connection is possible up to 5mm, which means the Choetech should work without you needing to remove your phone case. A rubber ring on top of the charging pad helps to keep it in place should a wayward pillow or elbow knock it in the night. This is particularly handy with glass-rear phones, which can be more slippery than most. A second rubber ring is found on the base, and prevents it slipping on flat surfaces such as your desk or bedside table.

The Choetech Wireless Charging Pad has a minimalistic design that will fit into any bedroom or office environment without looking out of place. It’s a compact circular pad with a silver aluminium plate and Choetech logo on top, which is surrounded by a white rim and blue LED ring.

We highly recommend giving the Choetech Wireless charger a shot for your wireless charging needs and wants. Especially for $15.99.

Circle Qi Wireless Charger at Amazon

November 14 – LG G Watch R™ Comes to Sprint

By: Sarah November 7th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 07, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is teaming with LG to offer the stylish LG G Watch R beginning Friday, Nov. 14. Powered by the latest version of Android Wear by Google, LG G Watch R empowers users to sync music, organize information, and get notifications and weather updates for those off onto life’s latest adventures. Best of all, G Watch R is compatible with all Android smartphones – running Android 4.3 or later – such as the simple and smart LG G3, also available on Sprint, by simply downloading the Android Wear app from Google Play™.

LG G Watch R will be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PayTM, well-qualified buyers can purchase LG G Watch R with $0 down (plus tax) and 12 monthly payments of $25 (SRP: $299.99; excluding taxes).

LG G Watch R Fact Sheet

By: Sarah November 7th, 2014


  • Android Wear
  • Compatible with any Android™ smartphone running Android 4.3 or later via the Android Wear app on Google Play™
  • IP67 water and dust resistant1


  • Full Circle P-OLED Display – G Watch R’s Full Circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) Display offers a trendy design yet using 100 percent of its watch face, maximizing every pixel, delivering a vivid and sharp viewing pleasure.

Sprint Helps Good Cause in Kansas City

By: Sarah November 5th, 2014

Cerner Corp., a Kansas City-based healthcare information technology company, and Sprint business customer have raised more than $108,000 for the company’s foundation through Sprint’s phone take back program.

Since 2012, Cerner associates have raised over $108,000 for  First Hand Foundation by having many of its more than 15,000 employees donate approximately 7,400 used mobile devices through the Sprint Buyback Program. As a result of the donations, more than 8,500 students in 45 Kansas City elementary schools have received free health screening exams. First Hand Foundation is the charity supported by Cerner associates through payroll deduction, fundraising and other partnerships.

Ability To Double Your High-Speed Data with Samsung Galaxy Note Edge From Sprint With 2.5GHz LTE

By: Sarah November 3rd, 2014

Galaxy Note Edge paired with Sprint Family Share Pack offers consumers the best value with double the high-speed data at the same or lower price compared to AT&T and Verizon

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 03, 2014 – Pushing the boundaries far beyond that of the traditional smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Note® Edge will be available from Sprint on Friday, Nov. 14. Note Edge boasts an innovative curved Edge design for interruption-free notifications.

Galaxy Note Edge will be available in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Note Edge with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $35 (SRP: $840; excluding taxes; service plan required).

Samsung Galaxy Note® Edge Fact Sheet

By: Sarah November 3rd, 2014
• Enhanced LTE
• Android™ 4.4, KitKat
• 2.7GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm MDM9635M-0 chipset)
• Access email, Internet, apps, notifications, news and more on the Edge screen without interrupting the content on the main screen
• Quickly access tools such as a ruler, stopwatch, timer, flashlight and voice recorder on the Edge display
• Enhanced S Pen™ captures handwritten notes or drawings quickly and easily
• Air Command with intuitive features, such as Action Memo™, Screen Write, Image Clip and Smart Select, that allow users to create and collect content with ease
• Multi Window™1 allows users to easily and seamlessly switch between apps and windows, as well as drag and drop content
• Hancom Office Hwp 2014 for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
• Quick Connect defaults to the best technology to share your content, send files, share your screen or control nearby devices
• International roaming – GSM: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1,800MHz and 1,900MHz; HSPA+/UMTS: 1,900MHz and 2,100MHz; Data roaming: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA+ and WCDMA
• Wi-Fi Calling for improved voice, data and messaging services in locations that previously had limited or no mobile network coverage
• Sprint Direct Connect® for instant, one-to-one push-to-talk calling nationwide on the Sprint network with any other Direct Connect subscriber through downloadable client
• HD Voice, virtually eliminating background noise and dramatically enhancing sound quality on a call between

Sprint Second Fiscal Quarter of 2014

By: Sarah November 3rd, 2014
  • Net Operating Revenue of $8.5 billion; Operating Loss of $192 million and Adjusted EBITDA* of nearly $1.4 billion
  • Total Sprint platform net additions of 590,000
    • Postpaid net losses of 272,000
    • Prepaid net additions of 35,000
    • Wholesale net additions of 827,000
  • Brand repositioned as the Best Value in Wireless
    • Postpaid phone gross additions grew 37 percent month-over-month in September and increased year-over-year for the first time in 2014
  • Continued improvement in network performance and 4G LTE expansion
    • Recent studies by RootMetrics® see improvement in data network reliability and speeds from a year ago
    • Sprint received 94 first-place or shared first-place RootScore® Awards for reliability, call and/or text performance in cities across the country1
    • 4G LTE coverage expands to 260 million people

Sprint Lease – $20 per month for 24 months for Samsung Galaxy S 5

By: Sarah October 31st, 2014

With Sprint Lease, customers can pay just $20 per month for 24 months for Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) continues to offer U.S. consumers the best value in wireless with the expansion of its industry-first, innovative leasing program to Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport. Beginning Friday, Oct. 31, new and existing customers and businesses can acquire Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 5 Sport for $20 per month (excluding taxes and fees) through Sprint Lease.

Technical Chief Operating Officer – Junichi Miyakawa

By: Sarah October 31st, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that Junichi Miyakawa has been named to the newly created position of Technical Chief Operating Officer, effective Nov. 1. Miyakawa is joining Sprint from SoftBank Group, where he led the company’s best-in-class network operations.

In his new role at Sprint, Miyakawa will oversee the company’s network and technology organization, including related strategy, network operations and performance. He will also lead its relationships with key network equipment vendors and will report directly to Marcelo Claure, Sprint’s Chief Executive Officer.