WTF?! Bear in mind Apple’s AirPower wi-fi charging mat that Cupertino mentioned would arrive in 2018 however was killed off earlier than launch? Tesla is releasing its personal model of the system, and it appears to be taking a leaf from Apple’s e-book by charging a hefty premium of $300 for the Qi charger.
Tesla’s Wi-fi Charging Platform is described on the corporate’s web site as being impressed by the angular design and metallic styling of the Cybertruck. It gives 15W of quick charging energy per system for as much as three units concurrently, which, as a reminder, means you will be paying the equal of $100 per system.
Different options that positively make it well worth the worth embody aluminum housing, a premium alcantara floor, and a removable magnetic stand that permits customers to put the charger flat or at an angle for higher viewing.
A video on the charger’s product web page reveals it options 30 coils. Curiously, there have been stories that one of many causes Apple canceled its charging mat was technical difficulties. Prime amongst them had been claims that it stored overheating, probably as a result of multi-coil design.
Even when you’re a giant Tesla fan blissful to pay $300 proper now, do not count on to get your fingers on the charger till February 2023, which is once they begin delivery. Alternatively, you may buy one of many many related, albeit not Cybertruck-inspired, three-device mat chargers from Amazon that begin at round $40.
Tesla isn’t any stranger to costly “way of life” merchandise. You may keep in mind one other Cybertruck-inspired merchandise from final yr: the $50 Cyberwhistle that has proved inexplicably standard—it is nonetheless listed as offered out on the web site.
For different individuals not tightening their purse strings throughout these instances of financial disaster, there’s the $150 Tesla Decanter impressed by Musk’s Tesla Tequila model, $175 scale miniature fashions of Tesla automobiles, a $30 mug, and a $60 umbrella. Or how concerning the $150 Tesla…& Chill Blanket. Nonetheless, they’re most likely no worse than the $299 coffee-table e-book Apple launched in 2016 that highlights 20 years of commercial design.