This charger will make your iPhone 7 fly

This charger will make your iPhone 7 fly
Just a week after the iPhone 7 went on sale, a clever bunch has brainstormed a pretty cool levitating charging dock for Apple's latest and greatest. Air Charge is a charging "puck" that gets to hover over a base while the iPhone is juicing up. It uses the concept of magnetic levitation to propel the charging "puck" upwards, making for a subtle, but pleasant effect.

The creators boast that their invention is thoroughly silent, so the process of charging won't disturb your sleep or any other activities. Moreover, the charging puck works with every iPhone case that allows for unobstructed access to the handset's charging port.

Currently being funded via Kickstarter, the Air Charge will be sold in Arctic White and Stiletto Black. Pre-orders start from $79.


source: Kickstarter

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15 Comments

1. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

but... why?!

12. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

That was my first question. If only I had been two hours earlier. ... but why....?

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Looks like the phone is levitating as well as the puck... totally cool. I want something like this for my Nexus 6...but without the port connection.

3. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Yes let's put the full weight of the phone on the lightning port so it breaks faster....

5. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

My thoughts too, recipe for disaster. If you hit the phone for whatever reason, chances are that your port gets bent beyond recovery, because of the long lever arm that the phone is at this point.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And once the port get bent, (which is easy to) the user gets screwed up, thus needing to cash out again. SMH

14. AlikMalix unregistered

The port feels like a solid piece of metal. How do you "easily" bend it?

4. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

It doesn't look like it's levitating...!! Not high enough..!!

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hovering...is the word.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I prefer this 'levitating' charger over the one in the articlehttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/261307172/ovrcharge-levitating-wireless-charger

8. wacky

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think whether or not they should.

10. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That looks like 1-2 mm. I was expecting a few inches. Cool concept but not properly executed. Placing the top on an industrial grade glass pedestal would get you a better aesthetic effect.

11. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

As a iPhone owner I read levitation and thought yes I want that. Then I saw it and now not so much.

13. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Other OEM were busy with Wireless charging where as Apple has Dock charging

15. 48Chevy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I don't really see how the current, lateral (half-baked) state of "wireless" (walk over to the charge pad or station, then, place phone on the pad) charging is more convenient than setting my current iPhone in its dock or plugging in its cable. Hollow, and, smart(?) marketing, I suppose. I have a friend that continually boasts about the charging pads that he has in each room of his home for his (really nice) Samsung devices. I usually smile wanly and say "that's kewl and convenient". Apple, and, it's wireless development partner's wireless patent involves longer distance (resonant or Radio Frequency) charging: Walk into your home, office, coffee shop, etc. and the iPhone grabs a signal and begins to charge. I'd much rather deal with the "inconvenience" of plugging in the phone for now until RF charging is readily available.

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