Tesla unveils a $65 wireless smartphone charger, then pulls it from the site
Tesla, the electric-automobile maker, on Tuesday launched a wireless smartphone charger on its website for $65. Called as “Tesla Wireless Charger”, this portable, wireless smartphone charger is the new addition to its latest ‘lifestyle product’ collection.
Tesla says the $65 Qi-certified wireless charger has “the same design language” used in Tesla energy products like Powerwall. The portable charger comes with a 6,000mAh battery, which means you can use it as a power bank while on the go. It supports 5W wireless charging and 7.5W wired charging. It also offers 21 hours of additional talk time or 18 hours additional web browsing.
According to Tesla’s description of the device, “The Tesla Wireless Charger is a 6000mAh (22.2Wh) battery-powered inductive charging pad that features the same design language used in our energy products, like Powerwall. In addition to wirelessly charging your device, you can also power up your phone with the integrated USB-C cable. For non USB-C devices, use the USB-A port to plug in any USB-A charging cable. The built-in USB-A cable can be used to charge your Wireless Charger from any USB port.”
However, the Tesla Wireless Charger just a day after its debut has gone offline and is now no longer available for order. It is unclear at this point why the device was taken down and whether it would resurface again.
Given the specifications, the Tesla Wireless Charger is definitely a premium buy for $65, as the company is charging for the brand and design of the accessory. On the other hand, there are a lot of other wireless chargers available in the market that not only costs less, but also pack more battery capacity and have faster charging capabilities.
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