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Interview with TYLT
With an increasing number of phones offering wireless charging capabilities, good wireless charging products are in growing demand. Tylt is one such company that has stepped up to address this need, and while it is still a young company, it has been making quite a name for itself in the wireless charging market. At CES 2015, Tylt introduced a few new useful additions to their product portfolio, and we got to spend some time with their VP of Product Development, Kannyn MacRae, to talk about the Tylt car charger and the Tylt Vu Solo!
The award-winning Tylt Vu series has done very well since its introduction, but Tylt is now setting their sights beyond just your desktop space. With its latest product, Tylt is now looking to bring a wireless charging solution into your car, an area in which not a lot of products are currently available. The Tylt Vu Wireless Car Charger looks and can be setup like any other car mount, with a big suction cup to easily attach it to your windshield and dashboard, along with an adjustable holder and a one touch release.
Of course, being able to wirelessly charge your device while it is in the holder is a big plus. It has a three coil setup, so you don’t have to worry about accurate placement. The bottom place is also replaceable, with another coming with an additional slot that can be used to charge another device that may not come with wireless charging capabilities. There is a cigarette lighter adapter that can be used to charge the three coils with a proprietary non-microUSB cable. The adapter is where an additional USB port is found to allow the charging of the second device.
Along with the Vu Wireless Charging Car Mount, Tylt also introduced the Vu Solo, a single coil flat charger which serves as a lower price entry point, but comes with the same signature Tylt colors and build quality the company is famous for. There is also a patented alignment piece on the cable that lets you know exactly how to align the phone on the charger, solving one of the issues with most single coil wireless chargers.
The Tylt Vu Car Charging Mount and and Vu Solo will be available in a couple of months, priced at $79.99 and $49.99 respectively. When available, you will be able to pick these up from the Tylt website directly.