LA Based Hardware Startup Launches First iPhone Universal Wireless Charging Case

Dec 02, 2015 • Apple, Gadgets
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Bezalel, the company devoted to empowering mobile device users to discard the power cord, has launched a Kickstarter campaign November 10 – December 15 to fund production of the first universal wireless charging case for the iPhone. The initial 400 pre-orders on Kickstarter for Bezalel’s Latitude iPhone case will be manufactured and delivered in time for Christmas!

“The latest iPhones have just about every feature imaginable, with the exception of built-in wireless charging,” said Bezalel CEO and Co-Founder Frank Wu. “We’re returning to our Kickstarter roots to enable iPhone users to power up wherever there’s a wireless charger. “

Bezalel’s Latitude is the first case for the iPhone that works with both the Qi and PMA wireless charging standards. Such dual-mode compatibility means the Latitude can charge the iPhone with every type of wireless charger, including those at a growing number of public places and in an expanding range of products.

Those currently using the Qi standard include:

  • McDonalds
  • IKEA (in select tables and lamps)
  • Toyota/Lexus

Those using PMA include:

  • Starbucks
  • Delta Airlines
  • GM (select vehicles).

The Latitude is the first wireless charging solution that doesn’t make iPhone users pick a side in the war over competing standards.

“Our initial Kickstarter campaign last year earned more than four times its fundraising goal, and we’re even more charged up now to empower iPhone users in time for the holidays,” added Wu.

Kickstarter Campaign Info:

  • Launch Date: November 10, 2015
  • End Date: December 15, 2015
  • Rewards:
    • The first 400 pledges of $39.00 pre-order the Latitude charging case for iPhone 6 or 6s at the early-bird rate, with delivery in time for Christmas.
    • The following pledges of $45 pre-order the Latitude charging case (for the iPhone 6 or 6s) at the discounted price, with delivery in March 2016.
    • Those who want to pre-order the Latitude case for the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus may pledge at the discounted price of $54, with delivery in March 2016.
    • Additional reward options are available for pre-ordering bundles of two or more Latitude cases (please see the Kickstarter campaign page for more info).
  • Ship Date: Guaranteed in time for Christmas (for the first 400 early-bird pledges)
  • How Funds Will be Used: For first production run of the Latitude (initial custom molding, raw materials and skilled labor).
  • Campaign Page: http://bit.ly/LatitudeKickstarter

Latitude Product Info:

  • Available for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus
  • Colors: Black and White
  • Material: Advanced polycarbonate
  • Features:
    • Dual (Qi and PMA) wireless charging compatibility
    • Strong and stylish ultra-slim design
    • Easy access to controls; guaranteed to accommodate every type of 3.5 mm earphone plug
    • Flexible and super-durable Lightening cable connector (to easily synch and charge iPhone the old fashioned way)

 

Efren Toscano

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