Tesla today launched a new battery-powered Qi-based wireless charger that’s designed for iPhones and Android devices that support wireless charging.
Priced at $65, the Tesla Wireless Charger features a 6,000mAh battery so it can be used for charging while on the go. According to Tesla, it’s been constructed using the “same design language” used in Tesla energy products like Powerwall, featuring a sleek black or white enclosure.
In addition to wireless charging, the Tesla Wireless Charger includes a built-in USB-C cable for charging USB-C Android devices. For non-USB-C devices, there’s a USB-A port that can be used for faster wired charging. A built-in USB-A cable is used to charge the Wireless Charger from any USB-A port.
According to Tesla, the wireless charging is limited to 5W, which is slower than the faster 7.5W charging that is available on the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. Other 5W chargers can be purchased on Amazon for as little as $10, which means Tesla is charging quite a premium for the Tesla branding and design of this accessory.
The Tesla Wireless Charger can be purchased from the Tesla website for $65.
Update: It appears Tesla may have removed the Wireless Charger from its website as the store links to the device no longer work nor does a search on the site bring it up. Tags: wireless charging, Tesla, QiDiscuss this article in our forums
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