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Samsung’s new monitor doubles as a wireless charger, because it should


If you're anything like me, then the first thing you do when you reach the office in the morning is dig into your pocket, take out your smartphone, and place it next to your computer where you can catch any incoming calls or messages. With this in mind, Samsung's new SE370 monitor with built-in wireless charging for mobile devices makes complete sense to me. I keep a normal charger at work in case I'm going out in the evening and need to top up my phone, but it would be easier to just drop my phone underneath my screen to start charging. (That is, of course, if I actually had a phone with wireless charging — a rather large flaw in this plan.)

You'll need a phone that supports the Qi wireless charging standard to use the SE370

If you do have a phone that supports the Qi wireless charging standard (such as Samsung's own Galaxy S6, or the LG G3), then the SE370 monitor might be worth a look. It's available in 23.6- and 27-inch variants, although the 1920 x 1080 resolution might be a bit disappointing for anyone familiar with the new generation of cinematic, 34-inch displays. The SE370 also supports AMD FreeSync, which Samsung says makes for a smoother refresh rate when gaming (although only if you're using an AMD graphics card). Unfortunately, there's no word on either pricing or availability at the moment, but we'll be curious to see if other manufacturers pick up this trend.