This awesome inductive phone charger stand is awesome

Daniel Bader

January 19, 2013 4:02pm

A company called Tylt came out of nowhere at CES 2013 and rocks our socks with some incredible-looking phone accessories. One in particular caught our eye, and the eyes of many press members, thanks to its thoughtful design and its ability to solve two problems at once.

The Tylt Vu is both a Qi-compatible inductive charger and a phone stand. It is able to charge any device that has built-in wireless charging, such as the Nexus 4 or Lumia 920, and also stands your phone in both lanscape and portrait mode at an angle perfect for media consumption and reference. The Vu can output 1A at 19V, which is plenty for most current smartphones.

It will hit the market in April for $69.99, which may seem steep but that’s the price that most wireless charging hubs go for, so it seems fairly reasonable.

The company has a ton of other great products, too, including an awesome 10,400 mAh-compatible Energi Backpack, which is currently raising money on ChristieStreet for a production run.

The Vu will come in four colours — red, black, blue and yellow — and will have a one-year warranty. Considering the Nexus 4 charging orb may never hit the Canadian market, this may be your next best bet.

Source: TYLT
Via: UberGizmo

  • Comment Master

    Forget Nexus 4 Charging orb hitting Canadian grounds…we are still waiting for NEXUS 4 to makes it royal entry 😛

  • Jules Landry-Simard

    I think you’re link is broken…

  • Jules Landry-Simard

    your !

  • Canuck WebOS

    I liked it when Palm released it at CES 2010 first – LONG LIVE WEBOS!

    • EvanK

      Unfortunately, Palm went with a proprietary solution as opposed to going with a standard.

      This does look an awful lot like my HP TouchPad’s wireless touchstone charger though…

  • gjeff12

    Any word on the charging back for the s3? This would make a nice combo.

  • awesome


    your awesome title is awe inspiring, it simply left me in awe after reading it. Awesome is a word that is under-used, you rarely see it out there and people use it seldom these days.

    Save the AWESOME layer in the poles.

    • Name

      Yep….redundant statements are redundant. =)

  • Tk

    Finally! The last piece found for my nexus 4!

  • COBwiggy

    Might pick one up when it comes out

  • MattyMattMatt

    If my phone supported wireless charging I would totally buy one.

    • valleytalkpolice

      “totally” “awesome” like, totally awesome

  • Andrw

    The flat surface may be a turn off to some.

    • monsterduc1000

      I know flat surfaces turn me off 🙂

  • patorikku

    Does any one know if wireless charging works with a case on? I have a hard case made from plastic on my nexus 4. It’s not too thick. NFC works without any problems, but will wireless charging work?

    • TheMeII

      IT should, Qi charging is meant for distances of 40mm tops

  • UncleBobbyB

    Now that I have a nexus I’m really keen on getting a wireless charger….going to be waiting for a little while to see what’s going to happen as new chargers become released

  • jonny

    I want one that I can adjust the angle on. I want to mostly use it for a clock by my bed. and the angle for that would depend on the height of the bed to the height of the side table. Not everyone will want the exact same angle….