To meet the demands of the latest generation of smartphones users who prefer wireless charging of their devices, Sony has announced the CP-W5, a new USB Portable charger that is able to wirelessly charge Qi-compatible devices using an electromagnetic field. This inductive charging technology presents extra convenience for gadget-savvy consumers who are always out and about, as they would not need to use a Micro USB cable. However, if they prefer charging using the conventional way, it can also be done with a cable. The CP-W5 has a high output of 1.0A if the device is charged wirelessly and 1.5A when used with a cable.
The CP-W5 has a broad range of charging options. Its main strength lies in the fact that it can charge devices wirelessly or via a charging cable while on the go. It also serves as a charging plate when connected to an AC power supply. Simply place the Qi-compatible device on top of the CP-W5 and both your device and CP-W5 will be charged at the same time. The CP-W5 comes with Sony’s Li-ion Polymer rechargeable battery that has a capacity of 5,000mAh, and is ready to be used out of the package immediately to charge your smartphone.
Containing a Sony-made Lithium-ion battery that can be recharged 1,000 times, the CP-W5 leverages on Sony’s Hybrid-Gel Technology, allowing it to retain more than 90 percent of its capacity even after 1,000 charges. The new CP-W5 USB Portable Charger from Sony comes in white, and will be available in Singapore from April 2014 onwards.
|Input||DC 5V, 0.5A ~ 1.5A|
|Size (W x H x D mm)||66.0 x 130.0 x 16.5|
|Supply Time *1||Approx 120 min
|Battery Capacity (3.7V) *2||5,000mAh|
|Output Capacity (5V) *3||3,300mAh|
|Charging Time||AC adaptor||Approx. 4 hours|
|USB Port||Approx. 11 hours|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 35°C|
*1 Supply time varies depending on battery condition, storage condition and portable device
*2 Li-ion polymer battery nominal capacity
*3 Output capacity after voltage conversion to 5V
 Requires use of Qi-enabled smartphone or smartphone with Qi-enabled back casing. Qi & USB cannot be output at the same time.
* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *