This New Samsung Monitor Can Charge Your Phone Wirelessly
Don’t you just love it when a new product or feature makes total sense? I know I do. Today Samsung has unveiled a new product that we can add to the list of products that actually make sense. The company’s new SE370 monitor is a somewhat standard monitor with a few nifty tricks, but the best part is that it integrates wireless charging for your smartphone.
This feature isn’t just some gimmick, it’s actually insanely practical. You can simply rest your phone under the display on the monitor to give it a charge without worrying about placing it out of sight. It’s also great for those with cluttered desks as the charger takes up a space that would otherwise be wasted.
The SE370 monitor isn’t just a monitor with a fancy base however. It’s a display that should be ideal for many consumers, and it’s even geared towards those looking to game. So long as you have an AMD powered PC, the monitor has support for AMD FreeSync. It also has a super fast response time of just 4ms for fast-paced games. The monitor is also fully certified for compatibility with Windows 10.
The SE370 will be available in 23.6″ and 27″ sizes with a wide 178-degree viewing angle. The resolution is a bit low at 1920×1080, but that’s actually pretty ideal for playing most games. Pricing and availability for the monitor are unknown right now.
Samsung Electronics introduced the SE370, the industry’s first monitor with an integrated wireless charging function for mobile devices. Available in 23.6 inches and 27 inches, the SE370 monitor declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices. Along with superior picture quality, enhanced visual performance and thoughtful design, the monitor seamlessly integrates advanced technologies that offer both professionals and consumers an optimal viewing and usability experience.
Samsung’s SE370 monitor works with all mobile devices that use the leading Qi wireless charging standard, which was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Qi is one of the most readily-available global interface standards.
“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,” said Seok-gi Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “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.”
Convenient Wireless Mobile Charging
For optimized convenience and productive multitasking, the SE370 monitor consolidates the multiple charging ports found in other displays with a circular wireless charging area integrated in the monitor’s stand. Users simply need to place their device on the stand’s charging area to initiate automatic charging, which is confirmed by an LED light.
As a complete solution, the SE370 eliminates the hassle of having to purchase and keep separate charging kits, saving cost and improving workspace utilization. Users also can continue working while their mobile devices charge, helping them to enhance productivity and work task efficiency.
Comfortable Viewing and Superior Picture Quality
Designed for extended periods of screen use, Samsung’s SE370 makes the viewing experience less strenuous. The monitor’s eye-saver mode reduces the harmful effects of blue light on viewers’ eyes and associated eye strain by monitoring and optimizing picture quality to match specific environmental settings. Similarly, the monitor’s flicker-free function protects viewers’ eyes from the constant strain of flickering screens that can occur with standard monitors.
The SE370 further ensures comfortable viewing through a high-performance Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) panel. The PLS panel allows users to experience universally-optimized viewing with a 178 degree wide-viewing angle, as well as excellent picture quality with vivid and clear imagery delivered through a brightness of up to 300 cd/m2.
Improved Gaming Experience
Complementary to these embedded picture-enhancing functions, the SE370 delivers a smooth, non-distracting and immersive entertainment experience. Supported by AMD FreeSync technology, the monitor synchronizes the screen refresh rate with the frame rate of a user’s AMD graphics card to minimize input latency, as well as to reduce stutter and lag during gaming and video playback.
Additionally, the SE370 monitor’s 4ms response time enables clear and smooth tracking of even the fastest on-screen action without motion blur or ghosting, while a unique game mode quickly activates with the touch of a button. The monitor’s game mode detects changes in scenes and instantly corrects blurry images, enhances colors and alters contrast for improved visibility.
Energy Efficiency and Design Sophistication
The monitor’s new Eco Saving Plus function reduces screen brightness for increased energy efficiency. In addition to two standard manual settings, an auto-setting reduces energy consumption by approximately 10 percent based on the luminescence of the screen’s black sections in auto on-screen display (OSD) mode. For decreased environmental impact, the monitor’s front cover, stand and circuits also are constructed without PVC.
Along with being an eco-friendly device, the SE370 adds a modern aesthetic and pleasing appearance to homes and workspaces. An ultra-narrow bezel and semi-transparent blue finish frame the monitor’s sleek, white glossy body on all four sides for a clean look. Featuring Samsung’s Touch of Color accents, a T-shaped stand accentuates the monitor’s impactful design with a refined and minimal finish.
*The SE370 received the Windows 10 certification logo and is fully compatible with the Windows 10 platform.