iPhone 8 charger hack!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 0098386, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. 0098386 Suspended

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    Was in Ikea today and wanted to try out, maybe buy one of the wireless charging lamps. So at £60 I abandoned that! But then I saw you can buy the little charging doodah for £10, and back in the office section they had tablet stands for like £3. So! With no previous experience I decider to mix the two together.

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    It’s nothing special but I didn’t like how all the wireless chargers I’ve seen so far have been flat. And so far this works excellently.
     
  2. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

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    There are actually plenty of Qi wireless charging stands out there if you look online (some of them even let you transform the charging pad between being flat and being an easel). Though your final product looks pretty nice regardless :)

    Was it hard to drill the hole to fit the wireless charger pad into? I've been thinking about augmenting furniture with an Ikea pad, but I'm worried I may make a mistake/ruin the furniture.
     
  3. Billburns macrumors 6502

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    You can wireless charge through a case? I thought it had to be out of the case

    Either way for that price, that looks awesome
     
  4. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the thickness and the material of a case. Odds are if it's slim it will work though.
     
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    Having used this for a while now I really love it! It’s so nice to just drop my phone on this thing and have it charge. There’s just nothing to it. I’m considering adding some kind of border to it so I can be even less thoughtful when putting the phone down, some guide bars angled down towards the centre of the pad.

    YES. Good god it was difficult for me! All I remember about cutting holes was seeing my dad drill some socket holes in a desk I had when I was a teen= lots of small holes in a circle, then file down the rest. I got so many splinters! Filled the splits and holes on the back with some wood glue.
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    That one is really neat! I don’t think it’d work on my bedside table because it goes back a little too much.
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    Yep! It’s 3-5mm I believe. It works with my leather Apple case and some cheap plastic one too. The range is great actually, it worked through the wood so I could have just glued the charger to the back of the case... it worked fine but I couldn’t use a case with it. But it would be nice as a stealth charger.

    If these things just supported like 10mm we’d all be fine!
     
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  8. vmac556 macrumors member

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    you could of just bought a dock, charges faster and your phone wont always feel hot
     
  9. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    I’ve wanted to “hack” my nightstand to place a flush charge pad in the table top. Might pick this up.
     

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