Regardless of how cool the iPhone is, it still need to be charged occasionally just like any other regular phone. This means that it has to be plugged into a power outlet or a computer, complete with the 30 pin connection and all of the tangled wires. If you want something a little better, there is a wireless iPhone charger that uses inductive charging. Although the iPhone didn’t have a solution for this problem, but the smart accessory makers have managed to put the charger into the iPhone cases.
These wireless iPhone chargers are inductive and are for the iPhone 3GS and 3G. The best part about the wireless iPhone charger is its simplicity. You simply place the iPhone in the case and then you place the handset on the tray. When the tray is connected to a power source the iPhone will begin to charge. There is also a USB port for charging/powering USB devices.
Another feature of the wireless charger is an LED indicator that flashes a steady green then the iPhone is finished charging, green/red alternatively to indicate that the iPhone is charging and red when the tray is powered. The amount of time it takes for the wireless charger to charge the battery in the iPhone is the same as it takes when using a standard charger. Unlike the standard iPhone charger, the wireless charger shuts off automatically so that you don’t have to worry about your iPhone getting overcharged.
The tray is made of black plastic and is a small device that is also lightweight. It seems somewhat flimsy but because it doesn’t have to travel it shouldn’t cause any problems. On the underside is the mysterious battery compartment that has no connections. The iPhone case is coated on a soft touch material and is a sleeve style. It covers the bottom of the iPhone, although it has vents placed by the microphone and speaker so those aren’t closed.
Although the bottom of the iPhone is completely protected, the front and top and are both left exposed so the case only provides some protection for the iPhone. There is approximately a 50/50 chance of the iPhone not being protected in case it is dropped. The ear area, buttons, and camera aren’t covered so access to them isn’t a problem. The best part about the case is that it is light and slim and only adds a minimum amount of material to the slim iPhone.