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Hands up who wants a levitating iPhone charger?

One cool magic trick

Hands up who wants a levitating iPhone charger?

Exhausted by a morning of skimming Trump Tweets and gazing at YouTube mashups, our iPhones spend the better part of the afternoon plugged into a charger.

Rather than keeping it tethered to the Earth by a white cable, how about changing things up. About five centimetres up. 

This hovering piece of magnificence is the OvRcharge: a wireless phone charger that utilises a nifty bit of magnet magic to add some much needed theatre to an otherwise tedious process.

How does it work?

The floating and charging trick is owed to a special phone case: hidden within the case's thin layer of plastic is a set of copper coils that pick up charge from the accompanying charge base. It also contains a small magnet that repels a second, larger magnet in the charge base.

OvRcharge makes super thin cases for all major models of Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and Hauwei phone. HTC 10 and OnePlus 3 users are also covered. 

Floating, with style

Plug in the charge base, position your phone a few centimetres above it and you're good to go.

There's also a larger version available for tablets.

How do I get one?!

The OvRcharge is currently seeking backers on Kickstarter.

Should it achieve its goal (it's over halfway toward its $40,000 target already), you'll be able to buy a charger for around £180, with delivery due for December 2016. 

Now, could someone figure out how we could get our computer monitor to do a similar trick?