Qi Wireless Charging. It’s a cool thing, but it hasn’t really taken off. We have charging pads and such to charge our phones, but it’s so slow that a lot of times we don’t even use it. In fact, I’ve never used the wireless charging on my Nexus 6, not because I don’t have a wireless charging pad – I have about 4 or 5 – but because it’s just too slow and the Turbo charger is amazing.
However, Ampere’s Wireless charging sleeve for your smartphone is pretty amazing. It’s on Kickstarter now, and at the time of writing this, it’s more than half way funded and still has 29 days left. Basically what it is, is a sleeve with a battery pack inside that supports Qi Charging. So you just slide your phone in and it starts charging. The battery pack is about 2,750mAh in size, so it’s not going to charge it up that much, but it will be enough to finish out the day.
“Ampere looks and feels unlike any other charger. We’re proud to share with you that Ampere is made of 100% genuine cowhide leather. This is achieved using an innovative approach to material sourcing: by recycling the excess material from premium automotive upholstery, we’re able to make Ampere of the highest quality, at the best value you deserve.”
It’s compatible with the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. On the Samsung and Apple devices, you’ll need to place the Qi receiver on the back of your phone so it can be charged. The Nexus 5 and 6 don’t need it as it is already built in.
I have to say it’s a pretty neat Kickstarter, and one I’ll be backing for sure. How many of you are interested in this Wireless charging sleeve? Let us know in the comments down below.