The usual way we charge our mobile devices is by plugging in its charger to a power outlet. While this may be what we are used to one disadvantage to this is that you won’t be able to use one of your power outlets unless the charging has been completed.
thingCHARGER aims to change this by allowing your device to be charged and yet still provide consumers with an open power outlet so it can be used by other electrical devices. It is basically a plug-in device that is plugged into a wall outlet. Devices are charged on top of it via interchangeable charging ports. If you need to charge more than one device then you can stack multiple thingCHARGER’s to create a multiple charging dock. The best part of this is that it also has open sockets at the front allowing consumers to plug in other devices.
This innovative charging solution comes with various connectors that allow it to charge almost every smartphone available in the market today. It comes with the Apple 30-pin, Micro-USB and Mini-USB tips and there’s also an optional Apple Lightning tip which costs extra.
Compared to wireless charging this is the cheaper alternative. With wireless charging consumers need to buy a separate proprietary charging case or attachment for each and every device that they own. It also still makes use of wires which is needed by the charging pads. thingCHARGER does not need any wires as it plugs in directly to the power outlet and the device that is to be charged is simply attached to it.
Apparently a lot of people love this idea as we can see from its Indiegogo campaign page. This campaign only had a modest $25,000 goal however with 10 days left for the campaign to end $512,819 has already been raised.
Those who wish to support this campaign can still do so. A $29 pledge will allow you to own one thingCHARGER (retail value $42). Just add $9 if you want the optional Lightning Tip.