The brand new Plusus Xpad wireless charger is looking for funding right now on Indiegogo. The charging pad claims a number of records, including being the world’s thinnest and the first to be flexible.
What’s more, the Plusus Xpad eschews the plastic design of most wireless chargers and brings in eco-friendly materials such as cork, leather, and timber veneer.
When you think about wireless charging pads, you usually think about something like the Google Pixel Stand or the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, both of which are big hunks of plastic. The Plusus Xpad takes a more minimalistic and modern approach by making its pad thinner and better suited to being displayed in your home.
Plusus claims the Xpad is the world’s thinnest, coming in at just 2.2mm thick. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, in comparison, is over 100mm thick.
The company also claims that the Xpad is the world’s first flexible charging pad. Check it out:
While a charging pad being flexible may not make much of a difference when it’s laying flat on a table, it certainly makes a difference when you’re traveling with it or storing it away.
The Xpad has an adaptive smart chip which automatically detects any Qi-compatible device and delivers a charge at the fastest speed set by the device manufacturer. Users also have the choice to use any wall charger (Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, etc.), so they are not limited to one charging protocol. Most wireless chargers can only be used with the supplied wall charger, however, the smart chip inside Xpad will simply provide the highest power output depending on the wall charger being used. It can also be used with laptops with traditional USB or USB-C ports.
Plusus is looking to raise $20,000 for the Xpad on Indiegogo. If you get in early, you can get the cork variant for only $32 with free shipping, a nice savings over the $49 retail price.
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