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Don’t you wish your iPhone had wireless charging like the Apple Watch does? I didn’t think wireless charging would be a thing for me until my Apple Watch and its inductive charger landed on my desk. I now want this technology on my iPhone but until Apple delivers a wireless charging solution of its own, we’ll have to make do with third-party accessories.

Today, I want to talk about the ON Charger battery and the ON Case for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which recently launched on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Both the charging base and the case feature a cool magnet assisted design making them cross-compatible with multiple smartphone brands.

In addition to syncing and charging your smartphone via USB and providing high level of protection, the case integrates a simple magnetic interface, allowing it to charge your iPhone wirelessly.

You just place your device on top of the charging base. The case and the charger simply snap together and start charging your device wirelessly. The snapping has been realized through magnetic charge rings in both the case and the charger.

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Moreover, the ON Charger has an integrated 5,000mAh battery so you can charge your smartphone on the go up to three times without connecting to a wall outlet.

The charger was designed for any device which supports Qi, an industry-standard wireless charging platform, meaning you can use it to wirelessly charge Samsung’s latest Galaxy S6 smartphone and other Qi-compatible devices.

The Qi wireless transmitter is found on both top and bottom of the charger, one for charging your smartphone and the other to wirelessly recharge the charger. The solution also supports simultaneous recharging of both the charging base and your iPhone.

Check out the full list of compatible smartphones here.

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It’s interesting that multiple ON chargers can be stacked on top of each other, allowing you to recharge them together from a single outlet.

The ON Case and ON Charger are available in both matte black and matte white color options through Kickstarter, with eighteen days to go until hitting the $80,000 funding goal.

Here’s the promotional video.

The minimal pledge for the ON Case is $39, and an additional $69 for the ON Charger. A combined case and charger combo is $85. At post time, backers have pledged nearly $24,000 out of the $80,000 goal.

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“We’ve completed multiple rounds of prototypes refining the design and testing different magnet strengths,” Will Matters, Founder and Lead Product Designer wrote.

They now have several fully functioning units that have been put through testing with a small group of users. It’s also nice that they’re working with Apple on MFi (Made for iPhone) certification for the accessory.

Their target delivery date is before the end of August, 2015.

Source: Kickstarter

  • Valinor

    These kind of chargers are cool, but if you think about it……. You dont need one.
    and it makes your iphone look bad.
    I have a xiaomi 5000mah powerbank combined with a lightning cable. Yeah wireless charging maybe looks cooler but plugging in a cable is not alot of work.
    There is alot of other fun stuff you can do with 99 dollars

    • Vince Reedy

      Agreed

    • Dan

      You may not need it, but it’s extremely useful. I usually go to bed later than the wife and use my phone as an alarm clock, no more fugging around in the dark for the charging cable, simply put it down on the charger.

      I agree that all the Apple options are ugly though. Apple should really integrate this cheap tech into their phones.

  • I’ve 6 Plus 🙁

  • Alberto Espinal

    I wish it had wireless charging capabilities from the get go and no dont tell me to get me a Crapdroid, come on  give us that, you know how frustrating it is to look for the cable in the dark and then find that tiny hole!!

    • Enrrique510

      It really is not that impressive. You can do it with better 3rd party wireless charging. And seriously who has that much difficulty with a cable? Its white and reversible and anyone who has owned a phone can find a plug

      • Alberto Espinal

        Enrique i know what you mean but why not just lay it on the pad and that’s it, those 3rd party accessories just add bulkiness to the device!!

      • So does this case?

      • Alberto Espinal

        Enrique? Did you change your name?

      • No?

    • f96lrs

      That’s what she said

  • ★Berry

    Wouldn’t wireless charging mean the end of jailbreaking?

    • ??

    • Enrrique510

      No it really would not.

  • Enrrique510

    Sucks at the moment only S6 and iphone 6. I have a 6 plus.

  • Admin001

    I would love to back it of there was an iphone 5/5S version.

  • Montgomery Tyler

    I like the drive and work they put into it, but it seems to me that you still can get a iphone case that can charge your phone. Besides, you say get rid of the cables but you will be carrying a block that ways more than the cable.

    • yeah i have a charging case and it works great, much cheaper than this so called ‘wireless’ charging! is better too in a case than on top of a block, ppl see it in public think its two phones ontop of each other, easy theft!,,,,,

      • Montgomery Tyler

        Yes it is & when it comes down to it you still have to charge the block so whats the point in that. still i give them much credit for the effort.

  • Jamessmooth

    I see “Kickstarter” and automatically a red flag pops up in my head.

  • Or simply add one of those Qi Wireless pads that can be found in eBay for less than £15, pair that to your favourite iPhone case and you have wireless charging sans the bulkiness of that ugly case.
    For anyone interested look for “iPhone 6 wireless charging receiver” in ebay. That’s how I got mine, the only problem is the output is a bit slower (only 500mAh) takes a few good hours to fully charge my iPhone 6.

  • ilikeiphone

    And when the first Chargers will be released iPhone 6s and 6s+ will already be presented with wireless charging.

  • Geogy Goke

    5000 mAh CANNOT chanrge your phone 3 times. Absolute rubbish. An 8000 one can charge the i6 around once. This kickstarter at fisrt seemed so invonvative, but now, it seems dumb

  • Jerry

    This is not real wireless charge!! What that takes go way more space then me plugging my lightening wire into my phone also TRUE wireless charge is no contact is in Wifi. This is all a gimic and if anyone doesn’t see this it’s plain stupid.