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Otterbox launches nifty Folding Wireless Power Bank geared towards gamers
- The new Otterbox Folding Wireless Power Bank offers gamers power on the go.
- The 10,000mAh charger allows you to charge your phone in portrait or landscape mode.
- It also allows for cable charging, although there are far cheaper models out there if that’s what you need.
If you’re big into mobile gaming, you’ve likely faced charging issues while you game. If you charge with a cable, the cable can get in the way if you’re playing in a handheld landscape mode. Even if you have a portable wireless charger, it likely lays flat, which isn’t ideal for gaming.
Enter the Otterbox Folding Wireless Power Bank. As its name suggests, the wireless coils of the power bank fold out, creating an easy-to-use dock for your phone. You can prop your phone there in landscape or portrait mode and charge as you play.
This also works well for non-gamers. People who do a lot of mobile video calls will no doubt enjoy staying topped up while conducting a meeting. Media consumers can stream all the Netflix movies they like without worrying about running down the battery.
The Otterbox Folding Wireless Power Bank has a 10,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge most smartphones from zero to full twice. The wireless charging coil is Qi-certified and outputs power at 10W. If you want to use a cable instead, you can see much faster 18W speeds.
However, since this charger costs $60, we don’t recommend buying it if you’re primarily going to use cables. The novelty of this product is its use as a portable wireless charging stand. If you need a more standard charger, check out our roundup of options here.