HyperDrive USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi Wireless Charger iPhone Stand


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HyperDrive is a 8-in-1 USB-C Hub

New HyperDrive USB-C Hub with integrated retractable cable turns a single USB-C port into 8 ports (4K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, microSD, SD, 3 x USB 3.1 and USB-C Power Delivery). Update: Cable will be detachable so you can use a longer cable if you wish. 

That is also a 7.5W Wireless Charger for the iPhone

Using the latest Qi wireless charging standard that supports 7.5W high speed iPhone 8/X wireless charging. Also supports 5/10/15W high speed Android wireless charging.

And a convertible iPhone Stand

Wirelessly charge your iPhone flat or while standing up, in landscape or portrait mode with a convertible iPhone stand that does not interfere with your swipe gestures. HyperDrive has not 1 but 3 wireless charging coils to ensure that there are no wireless charging blind spots.

With unlimited adjustable viewing angles

High quality hinges (used in laptops) allow for unlimited adjustable viewing angles

Power HyperDrive Wireless Charger with your computer or with a standalone USB-C charger (nightstand mode)

Use the built-in retractable USB-C cable to connect HyperDrive Hub + Wireless Charger to the computer. Connect separate USB-C power to HyperDrive to provide power delivery to the computer or to operate HyperDrive as a standalone wireless charger (e.g. nightstand)

HyperDrive in the News

 

New Design!

HyperDrive is now thinner & sleeker with the same length, width & design lines as the iPhone X.

As mentioned at the start of this Kickstarter campaign, we are removing the built-in USB cable and making it detachable so that users can use a longer cable if they wish. As a very positive result of removing this built-in cable, we are able to make significant improvements to the design.

First and foremost, the HyperDrive will be much thinner and sleeker looking now, with the same length, width and design lines as the iPhone X. The charging USB-C port is also now moved to the back of the HyperDrive for better cable management when the HyperDrive is used as a standalone wireless charger.

5 Reasons why HyperDrive is better than other wireless chargers

1) 7.5W Wireless Charging

Almost all Qi wireless chargers currently in the market are the 5W, 10W or 15W variety designed for Android Smartphones which may not work well with the iPhone or charge the iPhone very slowly at less than 5W.

HyperDrive is the only wireless charger that supports all 4 Qi wireless charging standards (7.5W, 5W, 10W and 15W)

HyperDrive supports the latest Qi wireless charging standard including 7.5W high speed wireless charging optimized for the iPhone as well as 5/10/15W high speed wireless charging of Android smartphones.

Better and faster than mophie and Belkin wireless chargers sold by Apple

  • HyperDrive is the only wireless charger that supports 5/7.5/10/15W Qi standard
  • HyperDrive takes 2h58m to full charge iPhone X from empty, faster than mophie & Belkin
  • HyperDrive is the World’s 1st wireless charging stand with LCD voltage/current display
  • HyperDrive supports both USB QC and USB-C PD input which supports firmware update while mophie/Belkin uses DC input which does not support firmware update
  • HyperDrive has a built-in USB-C hub with 3 x USB power output (5V1.5A)
  • HyperDrive has not 1 but 3 charging coils to allow iPhone to charge in any position

2) Lower Temperature

Traditional Qi wireless chargers generate too much heat which may cause the iPhone to shut down

Traditional Qi wireless chargers are not very efficient and generate a lot of heat which causes the iPhone to reduce or stop charging completely to lower operating temperature.

iPhone 8/X will charge wirelessly at

  • 7.5W at temperatures below 36.5ºC/97.7ºF
  • 5W at temperatures between 36.5ºC/97.7ºF and 38ºC/100.4ºF
  • 3W at temperatures between 38ºC/100.4ºF and 40ºC/104ºF
  • 0W (stop charging) at temperatures above 40ºC/104ºF

HyperDrive is a low temperature device and insulates the iPhone from any little heat it generates so that it can charge properly

HyperDrive uses power efficient components and is designed to be a low temperature (25ºC/77ºF) device. Whatever little heat generated is dissipated from the aluminum sides and is isolated from the iPhone by an air gap and insulator convertible stand layer.

3) Fixed frequency that does not interfere with Touch and Face ID

Traditional Qi wireless chargers may emit frequencies that interfere with Touch or Face ID

Traditional Qi wireless chargers are made with low cost materials that have fluctuating electromagnetic frequencies that may interfere with iPhone functions like Touch & FaceID.

HyperDrive uses a fixed frequency designated by Apple that does not interfere with Touch or Face ID

HyperDrive uses a fixed wireless charging frequency designated by Apple and is guaranteed to work perfectly with the iPhone.

4) Firmware upgradeable

As HyperDrive uses USB-C input instead of DC input (Belkin/mophie). It is currently the only iPhone wireless charger in the market that is firmware upgradeable to support new features like faster iPhone wireless charging speeds in the future.

5) Award winning USB-C hub

Besides being a great wireless charger, HyperDrive also incorporates award winning USB-C hub capabilities that raised over $3.1 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and has hundreds of positive reviews with an average 4 star rating on Amazon and BestBuy.

Despite its features and having a USB-C hub, HyperDrive is no bigger than the ordinary wireless charger sold in the Apple Store

And is actually thinner than the most popular Android wireless charger on the market

A single HyperDrive replaces $250 worth of separate accessories

But you can get HyperDrive USB-C Hub + 7.5W Wireless Charger for as low as $79

Specifications

  •  Output:
    – HDMI supporting 1080p@60Hz, 4K@30Hz
    – Gigabit Ethernet
    – SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
    – micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
    – 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)
    – USB-C 60W power delivery pass through charging
  • Input: 1 x USB-C
  • Wireless Charging: 5/7.5/10/15W Qi Standard
  • Number of Wireless Charging Coils: 3
  • DC/DC efficiency: Up to 96%
  • Device Operating Temperature: 25ºC / 77ºF
  • Enclosure: Aluminum & ABS
  • Dimensions: 5.1″ x 3.7″ x 1″ / 130 x 94 x 25.8 mm
  • Weight: 7.2 oz / 0.45 lb / 204g

Design Story

The initial idea of this product was to combine a Qi wireless charger with a USB-C hub and make it as compact as possible. For our first design, we decide to take the ubiquitous flat round Qi wireless charging pad, add some thickness to it to accommodate USB-C hub elements. However a perfect circle is not a very efficient shape for laying out electronic components. We also explored a perfect square design but it was too utilitarian. We finally decided on an organic design with rounded edges. When we wanted to add a convertible phone stand tray to our rounded square prototype, we realized that tray was too short to stably support a phone in portrait position. Hence we came up with the final design which is a cross between a rounded rectangle and an oval which provided a stand tall enough to stably support a phone in portrait mode. The additional space also allowed us to have not 1 but 3 wireless charging coils, an LCD display panel and compartment to for the built-in cable to stowaway.

Proof of Concept

The above unedited video demonstrates a fully functional pre-production HyperDrive with all ports working (2 x USB 3.1 hard drives, USB-C Power Delivery, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI display, microSD, SD and USB flash drive). HyperDrive is also shown to provide pass through power delivery to the 15″ MacBook Pro as well as wirelessly charge the iPhone X at 7.5W (5V, 1.5A) in multiple positions. HyperDrive is plug-n-play and interfaces directly with Mac OS or Windows. Plugging devices into HyperDrive is like plugging directly to the computer. On Mac OS, video displays are controlled by Mac OS System Preferences > Displays. Power delivery by Mac OS System Preferences > Energy Saver. External storage are controlled by Mac OS Finder.

 

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This article and images were originally posted on [kickstarter.com] February 8, 2018 at 09:05AM. Credit to Author and kickstarter.com | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day

 

 

 

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