Samsung has introduced a new computer monitor that makes use of the Qi wireless charging standard for mobile devices. The 23-inch and 27-inch offerings for the Samsung SE370 have a circular charging station at the base of the monitor that allow compatible phones such as a Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6 to be casually tossed down to power up.
In addition to wireless charging, which Samsung pitches as simplifying and decluttering a workstation, the monitors also feature Samsung's PLS panel technology, which offer as wide of viewing angles as IPS screens (or very close to it), with higher brightness and cheaper energy costs.
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The SE370 offers a 178 degree wide-viewing angle, 1920×1080 resolution (16:9 ratio), and brightnesses of 300 cd/m2.
Samsung hasn't announced prices or availability for the monitor, but, for a frame of reference, the company's first PLS-enabled monitor retails for US$850, with a 27-inch screen.
Though only a small handful of flagship phones have built-in wireless charging, you can buy third-party cases and receiver modules for many other popular smartphones, including the latest iPhones.
The sleek and semi-transparent SE370 monitor also offers several modes for enhanced gameplay and comfort, demonstrated in the SE370's video below.