Charging cases for phones are useful, but they’re bulky and often cumbersome. Portable chargers are great too, but carrying them around can be a hassle. The Rubix On, now on Kickstarter, combines these two and the result could be the best combination since someone put chocolate in someone else’s peanut butter.
New York-based Rubix is no stranger to unique charging solutions. Last year’s Augment modular charger successfully reached its funding goal with extra cash to spare. For the company’s next trick, it decided to mix a Qi charger with a matching magnetic for the iPhone 6.
The On charger is outfitted with both a Qi transmitter and receiver to charge devices, and itself, and boasts a 5,000 mAh capacity. The setup also allows one On charger to be stacked on top of another so that they can be charged at the same time, though this will obviously take longer.
The charger provides a 1A current wirelessly, but if you’re in a hurry it also features a USB port that provides a 2A current for a faster charge. The On case is currently only available for the iPhone 6, though the charger will work with other phones that support Qi wireless charging. Rubix says on the Kickstarter page for the On that it is “working to bring its magnetic function to even more devices.”
A package containing the On charger and the On case for the iPhone 6 is available starting at $100, though for the first 48 hours of the campaign, “early bird” pricing is available, bringing the price down to $90. The charger alone can be had for $70, and is also available for $10 less for those first 48 hours.
The Kickstarter for the Rubix On started on Monday and will be successfully funded if it reaches $80,000 by May 29. At the time of this writing, the campaign is roughly 10 percent funded.
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