Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as speakers. But a new monitor from Samsung has an added feature which we wouldn’t mind seeing in more monitors from now on — integrated wireless charging for mobile devices.
If your mobile device supports Qi wireless charging — as Samsung’s Galaxy S6, Google’s Nexus 6 or LG’s G3 do — you can simply place it on the monitor’s stand, and it will be automatically charged.
The promise of wireless charging has always been an exciting one, but a standalone charging pad, connected to a power source via a wire, still has one wire too many. Having wireless chargers integrated into devices that normally reside on your desk is a far more convenient application of the technology.
Besides wireless charging, the Samsung SE370 brings a 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution, a response time of 4ms, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio and a horizontal and vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees. It has a PLS type panel and has HDMI, DP and D-Sub ports.
The monitor will come in two sizes: 23.6 and 27 inches — the specifications are the same save for one detail; the 27-inch model is a little brighter at 300 cd/m2.
Pricing and availability have not been announced.