The best way to end the muss and fuss of chager cables and power supplies and get wireless charging is to eliminate them altogether.
The Wireless Charging Story
For Christmas 2012, Amy gave Seymour one of those solar-chargers with lots of connectors for different devices. It was a very thoughtful and much appreciated gift, but after playing with it for a week Seymour (guiltily) concluded that his loving wife’s thoughtful gift was likely to spend its life on the shelf. It went to eBay. But the bug to find a neat way of charging everything was born.
Over the next few weeks Seymour bought an array of different charging solutions to ‘set up’ the household to handle all their devices and those of any visitors.
He installed an in-wall outlet with built-in USB (needs an electrician and maybe a carpenter or mason if your wall outlet boxes aren’t big enough).
He tried all kinds of rechargable packs and wires with multiple tips. Many were junk – all were messy.
Then one day fooling around with an ‘award winning’ design that wobbled, had messy wires and a host of other flaws, it dawned on him that a simple box which allowed a device to stand on top would solve all the problems…
Amy agreed: “Most of your ideas are pretty dumb” she said lovingly, “but we should work on this one.”
So after boring everyone to tears just talking about it for a few days Seymour disappeared into the basement one evening and emerged a while later speckled with white plastic dust, fingers partially bonded by adhesive… but with the first, very basic thingCHARGER prototype. The vision was born…
More than Wireless Charging
This is just one small aspect of how the thingCharger works. See the video and how to get one free at thingCharger campaign