Like common Qi wireless chargers, the gadget can wirelessly charge compatible devices. But that's not its most prominent feature – in fact, the ADATA Elite CE700 is a morphing charging stand. The device itself consists of two brushed aluminum plates, which can be transformed into either a flat charging dock or an upright charging stand. The angle of the stand is adjustable and one of the plates is partly rubberized in order to prevent your smartphone from slipping while getting charged in an upright position.
The Elite CE700 charger stand also comes with several built-in protective mechanisms. The gadget comes with FOD (Foreign Object Detection) on board, which cuts off the electric current if a metallic object is detected between the charger and the charged smartphone. The overvoltage protection, on the other hand, will automatically power off the charging stand if the "voltage exceeds a safe level" in order to prevent any damage to the CE700. The overheat protection, as its name suggests, will turn off the charging stand if the temperature rises too high. When not in use, the device will enter into power-saving mode. The ADATA Elite CE700 also comes with a LED indicator, which shows the current status of the charging stand.
The charging dock has dimensions of 5.5 x 3.0 x 0.5 inches and weighs 3.5 oz. The price of the device is still unknown, however a list of the retailers, which will be selling it once it gets released, is available here.
ADATA Elite CE700
source: ADATA via Mobile-review (translated)
+- Press Release
Company launches CE700 wireless charging stand for smartphones
Taipei, Taiwan - January 23, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced the launch of the ADATA Elite Series CE700 wireless charging stand. The Elite CE700 is a revolutionary new way to charge compatible mobile phones through inductive charging, eliminating the need for cables and bulky transformers. By simply placing the phone on the charging pad, power is automatically and wirelessly transferred to the device.
Housed in an elegant folding stand with a stylish aluminum back cover, the CE700 features a textured rubber base that prevents the phone from slipping. The flexible design allows for use with a variety of mobile phones that support inductive charging, with wireless charging possible in both flat and upright modes. The unique bracket design allows users to adjust the angle of the charging pad in accordance with individual needs, and the CE700 can also be placed on a table with the phone upright, becoming an easy-to-use phone stand for better phone access and visibility. To minimize wasted electricity, the CE700 will automatically enter power-saving mode when not in use.
Housed in an ultra-slim case with sleek curved edges, the CE700 has been professionally certified to meet the Qi specification, ensuring maximum compatibility and safety for this remarkable implementation of new technology. FOD (Foreign Object Detection) capability and display protects users and ensures stable operation. Since the device charges smartphones without the need for electrical contact points, the risk of electric shock is eliminated. Furthermore, inductive charging reduces the mechanical wear that results from physically connecting a cell phone to power cables.
ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=9&piid=283