Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,987
17,367



PopSockets today announced the PopPower Home Charger at CES, which is a wireless charging mat that has an indentation to fit a PopGrip. This way, PopSocket users can wirelessly charge their iPhone without having to remove the PopGrip from the back of their smartphone.

poppower-.jpg

The PopPower Home Charger comes in Matte White, Mountainscape, and Cosmic Cloud, and it is Qi certified. The accessory provides up to 15 watt charging, and its LED dims in low light. The company noted that it is compatible with most PopSockets PopGrips, except any metal PopGrips or PopGrips Lips.

The PopPower Home Charger can be purchased today for $60 on PopSockets' website.

Article Link: CES 2020: 'PopPower Home Charger' Lets You Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone Without Removing PopGrips
 

whyamihere

macrumors 6502a
Jun 30, 2008
593
1,186
'nati
Since the phone remains centered on the charger, I'm guessing the charging coil isn't in the outside ring. And if the coil is beneath the recessed center, then how does that get the coil any closer to the phone than any other charging pad? I guess the only benefit here is that the phone can't get shifted around while it's on the charger? Doesn't seem much of a benefit for the $60 price tag.
 

4jasontv

macrumors 603
Jul 31, 2011
5,137
6,076
Since the phone remains centered on the charger, I'm guessing the charging coil isn't in the outside ring. And if the coil is beneath the recessed center, then how does that get the coil any closer to the phone than any other charging pad? I guess the only benefit here is that the phone can't get shifted around while it's on the charger? Doesn't seem much of a benefit for the $60 price tag.

Place the pop closer to the top of the phone so the ring touches the center of the phone? Of course I mostly see these things on massive phones, so maybe the still work if it’s centered.
 

darkslide29

macrumors 68000
Oct 5, 2011
1,820
803
San Francisco, California
Since the phone remains centered on the charger, I'm guessing the charging coil isn't in the outside ring. And if the coil is beneath the recessed center, then how does that get the coil any closer to the phone than any other charging pad? I guess the only benefit here is that the phone can't get shifted around while it's on the charger? Doesn't seem much of a benefit for the $60 price tag.

I stared at the picture thinking the same thing, trying to make sense of how this is working. To make things even stranger, clicking through to their store site shows a picture of airpods sitting on top of the ring. The airpods case doesn't fit in the ring hole, but there it is just awkwardly on top of the ring, charging :D
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.