CES 2016 – Dell’s New Monitor Will Wirelessly Charge Your Smartphone


23in wireless monitor lets you cast from Android and Windows devices as well as charging

Dell has unveiled its first ever pair of wireless monitors at CES 2016. But far from just appealing to business users, the new products also feature something for mobile fans too.

The Dell 23 Wireless Monitor allows users to cast their screen via Bluetooth and Miracast, giving a large-scale version of games and video, on to a 23in full HD display, giving them a crystal-clear view. The unit works with both Android and Windows devices, although sadly iOS isn’t supported yet.

And in addition to this, the base of the monitor comes with a built-in wireless charging pad that supports both of the current leading wireless charging standards (Qi and PMA), meaning a wide range of devices (such as Google’s Nexus device, pictured below) can be used.

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Google Nexus Wireless Charger 1The new display doesn’t skimp on the audio quality either, sporting dual three-watt speakers, and features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle, meaning it should be perfect for group viewings.

Along with wireless casting, there are also HDMI and USB 2.0 ports included, meaning users can hook up a wide range of devices.

Alongside the 23in edition is a slightly bigger companion, the Dell 24 Wireless Monitor. Featuring a 23.8-inch display, this device comes without wireless charging in the base, but does come with four USB 3.0 ports, better colour reproduction, and a smaller bezel, as Dell looks to target gaming and multimedia fans.

Both monitors will go on sale from March 31, with the wireless charging-enabled 23in version costing around £299, and its 24in brother costing around (£320).

Dell’s launch follows in the footsteps of Samsung, which also released a monitor equipped with wireless charging capability back in July. However, the SE370 is only able to be used with the Qi inductive power standard.

Samsung’s monitor also included features such as an eye-saver mode, features to improve visual quality and response time for gaming, and an environmentally friendly mode that reduces energy consumption by dimming screen brightness.

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