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Hands up who wants a levitating iPhone charger?

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David Cornish
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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?

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

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? 

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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