Wireless charging may be generating a lot of buzz (get it? A LOT…OF BUZZ? HUEHUEHUE…) in terms of PHEV charging stations, but it is with smaller batteries and devices that the technology is in its prime. Cue the Zens Qi wireless in-car device charging station, which fits in your car’s cup holder.
A press release from Zens said the Zens Wireless Car Charger will allow consumers to “enjoy wireless charging in their vehicles, making sure they will never be out of power when traveling.” It can hold smartphones with up to 5 inches of display space and fits neatly in the car’s cup holder. It draws its charging power from the car’s 12-volt cigarette lighter plugin. Drop a capable smartphone into the Zens Wireless Car Charger, and it will start charging inductively almost immediately, the release claimed.
Not sure your smartphone can do Qi inductive, wireless charging? Chances are getting better all the time that it can. The presser from Zens said currently, there are already more than 400 products that are Qi-certified, including such models as the Google Nexus, Nokia Lumia 1520 and 920, LG Optimus G Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5.
Being that Zens is a Europe-based company, I’ll just point out that the next sentence involves some hackneyed currency convesion: The Zens Qi Wireless Car Charger will retail for €69.99. According to Google’s currency converter search, that’s just shy of $95.
It seems pretty want-worthy. Given that my smartphone is a budget-oriented one, I’d doubt it would work with the Zens Qi Wireless Car Charger, however.