Qi wireless charging pad isn’t really entirely wireless cos’ it still has to be plugged into a power outlet in order for it to charge your Qi-enabled devices, which also means portability is never in the equation. with the ARK Portable Wireless Charger, that kind of changed. as the name implies, it is a wireless charging pad that you know and at the same time, it encourages portability by packing a 5,200 mAh battery pack within which, according to its creator, offers up to three full charges for smartphones. now, this is what we call truly wireless, well, that’s until it ran out of juice and you have to plug it in to stock up the juice for the next round of outing.
the charging pad is Qi-certified, which means it works right out-of-the-box with Qi-enabled devices such as the Nexus 4 smartphone. as for other non Qi-enabled devices, it will need a patch (such as in the case of the Samsung GALAXY S3 and S4) or a charging case for iPhone 4 and up. though it is noteworthy that the iPhone 5/5s version is still under development. on the portability aspect, this wireless charger measures just 90 x 90 x 20 mm (3.54 x 3.54 x 0.78 inches) and tips the scale at just 170 grams (or 5.99 ounces, which is about a typical smartphone’s weight). other details include a battery level LED indicator, working status LED, FCC / CE-EMC / CE-ROHS certified for user’s peace of mind, a 5V 1A USB port for charging another device simultaneously, and a reinforced enclosure with a beautiful, glossy anti-scratch finish.
available for both iPhone (4, 4s, 5, as well as 5s) and Samsung GALAXY S3 and S4, you can pre-order the ARK Portable Wireless Charger via Kickstarter from now till February 28 for $63 and up. learn more about the ARK Portable Wireless Charger in the pitch video after the break.