Kickstarter campaign bringing magnetic charging to iPhone

Jul 18, 2014
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Kickstarter campaign bringing magnetic charging to iPhone

If you’ve got an iPhone, there is a good chance you also have a MacBook. The MagSafe charger on Apple’s laptop offerings is easy to use, leading some to want an iPhone with the same functionality. A recently funded Kickstarter is attempting to bring it to us, and even slaps in a battery pack for good measure.


The draw for Cabin is twofold: the magnetic charging, and the battery pack. The battery pack slips onto the rear of the device, much like we see with the Case+ lineup from Logitech. Aluminum, Cabin is relying on your sensitivity to style for the battery pack. At 2200mAh, it’ll charge you up more than once, too.

The magnetic charging is a bit more adapter than anything else. By taking a lightning connector and working a pinned magnetic charger on the end, we get simple, easy, and (hopefully) effective charging. What you won’t be able to do is use your MacBook charger. Cabin includes a Lightning adapter and dock (if you spend a touch more), though.

And just what about the iPhone 6? Cabin is already working on that:

We have already begun preliminary design work on Cabin for iPhone 6. This Cabin will be thinner and yet able to hold greater capacity. Please note that our current Kickstarter is only for an iPhone5/5s-compatible Cabin. With your passion and support, we hope to complete Cabin for iPhone 6 as early as possible.

The team behind Cabin have a pretty quick turnaround for this project, too. For as little as $99, you can give it a shot, but if you’re planning on upgrading to the iPhone 6 this Fall — it might be a good idea to hold off.

Source: Kickstarter


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