I still don't know why we find something so cool that it levitates maybe because it's out of our nature? But whenever technology gives us that, we turn on the "Wow!" within us. At least that's what happened to me when I saw the OvRcharge.
Apparently the product just looks like a little box (which looks a lot like jewelry, that touches Fr Elise nonstop), but it allows your smartphone or tablet device to be charged and even lets you levitate.
Electromagnetic "magic" happens through an ultra-thin cap attached to the device and a hand attached to the back to keep it floating in one position, beyond the wooden base. The prototypes made show a base with 140mm square and 33mm depth, which provide around 500Ah when charging. The responsible company, AR Design, said different sizes of its base would be available as soon as its Kickstarter campaign reached its goal. The largest plane has a size of 170mm square and depth of 35mm, with charging at 700Ah.
Among the accepted handsets are the iPhones from 5 and various models of Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei and HTC. For those who have unsupported models, it will still be possible to purchase third party attachments that have a coil and hand to allow connection to any cover.
In the event of a power outage, charging will stop but the device will remain airborne for 4 or 5 hours thanks to an internal battery in the product.
The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise 40,000 Canadian dollars by Aug. 18. If you would like to support and receive the product, prices start at $ 199 (~ $ 495), which entitles you to a base and a cover.
We only hope that Apple will not get into trouble with this product, as Apple itself seems to have plans to create its own wireless charging accessory.
(tip from Tullio Raposo)