Meet the KIKR S1, a wireless charger stand that lets you charge your iPhone and AirPods simultaneously that also doubles as a collapsible phone/tablet holder with adjustable height, angle and a whole lot of other cool features.
It was created by KIKR (HK) E-Commerce Co., a small startup focusing on lifestyle and various home office products that are relevant now more than ever in the age of the coronavirus. The S1 certainly matches the home office theme. With its one-piece integrated design, you can just fold this thing and literally carry it in your pocket everywhere, it’s that compact.
Whether you’re commuting to work every day or working from home, you’ll appreciate the S1’s thin and foldable design. When used to hold your phone or tablet in an upright position, you can easily adjust the angle to meet your different needs such as conducting FaceTime calls on your iPhone or using your iPad as an extended display for your Mac.
Not only is the angle adjustable, but the height as well.
One wireless charger is built into the base of the S1, allowing you to simply rest your AirPods in order to top up juice in the charging case. The phone/tablet holder doubles as a second Qi wireless charger. The solution allows you to charge your iPhone and AirPods simultaneously while the phone is resting in the holder so you can use it while it’s being recharged.
Both chargers support 10W, 7.5W and 5W charging modes that are compatible with all iPhones from the iPhone 8 onward, as well as with various Android smartphones, your AirPods and other devices that are compatible with the ubiquitous Qi wireless charging standard.
Don’t let the accessory’s small footprint fool you: They’re using high-quality metal parts for structural rigidness. As a result, the S1 can even hold your iPad Pro stably. I’ve been playing with this accessory for a month now and can honestly tell you that it has other cool features. And as a work-from-home gadget, it’s tremendously useful.
Watch this space as we’ll be publishing our full review of the S1 next week. In the meantime, the S1 officially launched on Kickstarter today so feel free to place an order if you’re interested in this cool product. If you’re among the first 200 backers, you’ll get the accessory for just $36, or 38 percent off its future retail price of $58 when it launches in February 2021.
You can also visit their official website at kikrteam.com to learn more about the S1.