Samsung is doing something that no company has done before; they are adding a wireless charging pad to the base of their new SE370 monitor. If you’re like me, you hate wires and appreciate wireless charging – and this would be a nice addition to any workplace or desktop setup. It is, of course, going to be using the Qi wireless charging standard which will work with any phone out there that has wireless charging built into it. There will be a ring on the base to put your phone on and an LED confirmation light for when your phone is charging.
The monitor itself will come in 23.6” or 27” variants which will both be 1080p Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) panels which should allow for great viewing angles and clear pictures with bright colors. The SE370 also has a 4ms response time which should aim to remove any type of motion blur for any fast movement on the screen. The screen is additionally going to have AMD FreeSync which will let the monitor synchronize the its screen refresh rate with the frame rate of an AMD graphics card to further help minimize any sort of latency. Seok-gi Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said this in a statement:
Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles. Our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to obtain information and interact with others; so by doing away with the clutter on their desks, we are helping them to use their mobile devices in a smarter way. Through the integration of wireless mobile charging technology, our innovative SE370 monitor dramatically improves efficiency, convenience and connectivity at home and at work – representing another significant milestone in our long history of industry-firsts.
If I had a desktop I would definitely enjoy having the base of the monitor double as a wireless charger for my phone. What do you think about it? Is it something that you would use or do you think that it is just a waste to add to a monitor? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.Source: Samsung