This is the world's thinnest phone charger and it's also ingenious

There is a ton of innovation in the smartphone space, but when it comes to the equipment that you rely on to charge up your phone every day... well, not so much. We have had quick charge and other hugely important technical innovations, but the look of the smartphone charger remains pretty unoriginal and stale throughout the years.

Here is a company that brings change: Kado, an accessory maker that has designed and made the world's thinnest phone charger.

It measures at just 0.2 inches (5mm) of thickness, achieving that via fold-in prongs. The cable smartly wraps around the charger for a more organized, tidy look, and is actually removable in case you need to use it to sync your phone to a computer.

Kado's charger outputs 5 volts and 2.1 amps of power, which results in 10.5 watts of power and qualifies as quick charge-compatible.

You can pre-order your charger with a choice of Lightning, microUSB or USB-C to fit your phone, and the charger itself comes in a choice of black, white or rose gold color.

The price is set at $39 via Kickstarter, and the project has already been overfunded. If you back it now, you can expect the charger to ship in December 2017.

Back Kado's World's Thinnest Phone Charger on Kickstarter



1. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

If I want to spend money for expensive charger, I would buy one with qualcom quick charger technology that have power output 18W or 25W... Not just some charger with 10W that like all other cheap charger have.

6. peace247 unregistered

Current chargers are already small enough...look at iphone charger..... Granted its rated measly 1A.....such shame for a $900

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Nice idea but not for $39.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nice idea for travelers. I do hate bulky chargers.

4. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

This is a great thing for travelers I agree

5. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

What if you like to have an earth pin?

12. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

regular phone chargers don't include one anyways...

7. jameshuntarena

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

“Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all,” said Arto Numella, CEO of HMD Global.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lookup, wrong post.

13. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

he's clearly a bot from ZEISS IT Department Edit: it's not "he" it's actually "it" a PC

9. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

$39 for a phone charger? Yeah, good luck with that... oh, wait... there is a Lightning connector so the iphone people will spend spend spend...

10. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

This looks convenient. I guess I have something else to pick up now.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Interested , but not for that price tag. And my current charger serves me just fine anyways.

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