A Canadian design company is offering a mobile device stand that not only wirelessly charges your phone or tablet but levitates the device at the same time.
The OvRcharge, by 15-year-old AR Designs Canada, combines magnetic induction charging with electromagnetic suspension to levitate your Android or iOS mobile device a few centimeters above a square, wooden platform.
The charger comes in two sizes: the smaller OvRcharge platform is about 5.5 inches square for smartphones, and the larger OvRcharge Ultra,for tablets, is about 6.75 inches square. Both wood platforms are around 1 3/8 inches thick.
The charging stand comes in three colors, Dark, Walnut and Cherry.
Besides the size, the only difference between the two charging models is the output current rate: the OvRcharge uses a ~500mAh charge and the OvRcharge Ultra provide ~700 mAh.
The wireless charger both suspends a mobile device at a fixed height and slowly rotates it for an aesthetic appeal.
The charger works in conjunction with an AR Designs smartphone or tablet case that's included and can be ordered with either a Lightning or micro-USB connector for an iPhone or Android device. The unit is powerful enough to levitate a device that's up to 21.1 ounces (600 grams) in weight.
The early bird price for the OvRcharge stand and mobile device case is $239 (the $199 and $209 offers have already sold out); the price for the OvRCharge Ultra is $259. After two weeks on Kickstarter, the campaign has raised more than $25,000 of a $30,000 goal.
The devices are expected to ship to early bird buyers by December.
The iPhone cases can be ordered to fit iPhone 5 or later models. The Android cases fit Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei devices (see list for specific models).
This story, "Wireless charger also levitates your smartphone, tablet in midair" was originally published by Computerworld.