4imprint, LLC

| Updated: September 02, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in June 2018 and has since been modified with updated research on wireless chargers plus the latest tech giveaways.

Around the world, almost 15 billion mobile devices are being operated. And by 2027, the wireless charging market is expected to reach $40.24 billion. One thing is clear: People love technology. What does that mean for you? Tech giveaways like wireless chargers will certainly be a big hit with your employees, customers and prospects.


What is wireless charging?

The term “wireless charging” is a bit deceptive, as the charger itself must be plugged into a power source. The actual “wireless charging” occurs when a device is placed on top of the charger rather than plugged into it.

The most widely available charging standard is called Qi® (pronounced chee). Most phone manufacturers have chosen to use Qi technology as their standard—meaning any charger made with Qi technology will charge almost any device enabled with this technology.

Our wireless technology giveaway line includes Qi-enabled custom wireless chargers perfect for boosting your brand message.


Wireless charging is growing

AndroidTM phones have had the capability to charge wirelessly since 2012, though it’s only become common over the last few years. iPhone® got wireless charging technology starting in 2017 with the iPhone 8. However, many older devices that don’t have wireless charging capabilities can utilize special adaptors to charge wirelessly.


Wireless chargers: The tech giveaway popping up everywhere

Businesses of all kinds have already started to make wireless device chargers a part of their business model. For instance, IKEA® started selling furniture with built-in wireless chargers in 2015, and more and more automobile manufacturers are making wireless chargers part of their vehicles. Wireless chargers can even be found in places like airport lounges, McDonald’s® and Starbucks®. And they can be seen in your customers’ homes, offices and more when you give them promotional wireless charger tech giveaways.


Challenges for adoption

While wireless charging devices are growing in popularity, there are some areas where charging cables still have an advantage. In most cases, you can’t use a phone while it is being charged wirelessly (that includes many apps and other functions), but you can use a phone that’s charging with a cable. Also, many phones charge faster using a cable.

Keep in mind that this technology is still new, so you’ll want to be sure customers and employees understand how to use it before giving a promotional wireless charger as a gift. But with people replacing their smartphones every three years, there is a strong possibility wireless chargers will be more and more common as time goes on.


Wireless charger technology giveaways boost your brand

Worldwide, more than 2.5 billion people own a smartphone, and that number doesn’t even include all other wireless devices people might have, like tablets and e-readers.

The next time you’re in a restaurant or looking to buy a car, look around and you’ll quickly realize how prevalent wireless chargers are. The world is fast becoming a place with a lot more easily-charged phones and a lot fewer dangling cables.

So, if you want a gift for a client or employee with a bit of technological “pop,” consider a wireless charger tech giveaway for their home, car or anywhere else! Check out even more tech giveaways your clients will love.

Michelle Banks

Michelle Banks

Michelle is 4imprint’s Technology Category Manager, and has been with the company for 16 years. Keeping a close eye on what’s going on in the changing tech world, Michelle writes about the most popular products that customers want.

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