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Wireless charging is a disaster waiting to happen

This is actually quite sad, convenience at the expensive using 47% more power. Is it really worth it? I even went to the trouble of converting my bedside so that it housed a hidden wireless charger:

The charger charges actually sites 3-5mm under the surface so it already has to compete with that and then I have a case on my phone too. I'm guessing the charger (and the phone) might be working even harder for it to charge as quickly as possible. And while it works really well for me as an overnight charging solution, I'm now tempted to switch back to a wired charger and use the wireless charger somewhere else for emergencies.

I hadn't given it much thought but assumed the energy consumption would have been about the same, just spread out over a longer period of time.

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