Although introduced roughly five years ago, wireless charging has been slowly adopted into only a fraction of the mobile devices currently on the market. While it has yet to catch on, many users swear by it, vowing never to go back to the "archaic" method of plugging in to charge a device. Although it is not a necessity, being able to set your device down and have it charge automatically, has an undeniable satisfying quality. Unfortunately, Apple has yet to officially adopt the technology into their handsets and third party wireless accessories tend to deform the contours of the svelte iPhone.
Luckily, there is a Kickstarter project that aims to try and rectify both aforementioned issues. While it is not a truly wireless product, it does attempt to mitigate the issue of plugging in a cable by introducing an interface that is utilized on Apple's Macbook products. The "Cabin" is a simple adapter converter that plugs into the existing Lightning connector on the bottom of iPhone 5 and 5S. The adapter utilizes a magnetic connection that bonds the supplied charger to the phone.
The Kickstarter project has a wide variety of options with the most basic reward tier being a MagAdapter and MicroAdapter for $25 USD. HEVO LABS will also offer the option to purchase a compatible dock, charging case, or both depending on the reward tier selected. The battery case is unique in that it retains the slim profile of the iPhone by encasing a 2200mAh battery in an aluminum unibody structure.
The Kickstarter project has more than a month before it ends, but it has already surpassed its funding goal - just over $56k of the original $50k asked at the time of writing. Currently, all of the reward tiers are available, with delivery expected sometime in November 2014. For those who are holding out for an iPhone 6 variant of the adapter, HEVO LABS has already begun work on a prototype, with an expected release sometime in the near future. The KickStarter project will close on August 29th, 2014.
Source: Kickstarter | Image via HEVO LABS
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