CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve been a big fan of wirelessly charging my smartphone for years. I remember back in the day before it was built into most phones, that I hacked my Samsung Note2 to have that feature. The bulk of wireless chargers that we see on the market are flat slabs which don’t allow you the ability to use your phone while it is in the charger. The KIKR dual wireless charger solves that problem beautifully and gives you a 2nd charger all in a small folding package!
What is it?
KIKR is a dual wireless charger stand that can be used with your phone, wireless earbuds, or other devices that charge wirelessly (Qi).
Design and features
When it’s not being used, the white plastic KIKR charger folds up to a smallish form factor that makes it perfect for travel.
This charger uses USB-C to connect to a power source. Note that an AC adapter is not included with the charger.
When you are ready to charge your device(s), the top charger lifts up to reveal the dual 10W charging base and charging stand. Both chargers support 10W/7.5W/5W charging modes.
The charging stand has rubber lined ledge/feet that pop open to hold the phone in portrait or landscape orientation. The ledge can pull down from the backrest so you can make sure that the back of your phone is in the sweet spot for charging. The height and angle of the phone is also customizable so that you can continue to use the phone and still see and touch the screen while it’s being charged.
The phone can be set to the perfect angle for Facetime calls and Marco Polo chats.
You probably don’t have 2 phones to charge at the same time, but you can use the bottom charging pad for your AirPods or other devices that can be charged wirelessly.
What I like
- Offers 2 charging pads
- Strong enough to support a tablet
What I’d change
- Offer it in more colors
Is it crazy that I “love” a wireless charging stand? KIKR is one of those gadgets that I wonder how I ever got along without it. That sounds dramatic, but it’s true. It’s a great charger and I really have enjoyed using it. So much so, that it’s going to be added to my favorite gear page asap.
Where to buy: Kickstarter
Source: The sample for this review was provided by KIKR.
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