For wirelessly charging an iPhone, Apple Watch and Airpods, most of the options on the market are some variant of this form factor:
The designers at accessories brand Anker, however, have pushed themselves into thinking outside of the box (paradoxically, by making a box) with their 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe charger:
While I don't know if I'd qualify it as "compact for travel"—is a cube ever an ideal shape to go into a bag?—it certainly presents a more compact form on the tabletop than the competing designs. And I think that when not in use, the bare cube is easier on the eyes than the clotheshorse-style units.
The device runs $150.
A desktop CNC milling machine can be a practical addition to your prototyping or small-scale fabrication operations.
3D modeling has been a part of the profession of industrial design since before computers were even conceived.
With so many online learning platforms out there, it can be hard as a designer to decipher where to go...
We are building this list as a resource for designers who are looking for a starting point in picking a...
In the 1990s 3D printing was adopted by forward-looking design studios for prototyping – it was not widespread though for...
Community driven, engineering oriented, detailed and aesthetic, 3D printing oriented, royalty-free, paid, free.
Technology can be a great help when it comes to organizing your research on an ongoing project or in new...
Don't have an account? Join Now
Create a Core77 Account
Already have an account? Sign In
Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.
I just wish the magnetic pogo pin would become a standard. Wireless charging is pointless if it needs to be within a few millimetres, might as well use physical connections that are steered together using magnets.
Totally agree. I bought a wireless phone charger and returned it the next day once I realized I have to place the phone in the EXACT right spot on the pad or else it won't charge. I'd rather have it wired and use it while charging
This is literally happening. Apple’s MagSafe charging is the basis for the Qi2 standard: