Tesla Motors has launched a new Qi wireless charger that works with iPhones and Android devices. The new Tesla Wireless Charger was listed on Tesla's website yesterday, but it was mysteriously pulled from the site soon afterwards.
Tesla Wireless Charger has a sleek design and is available in white and black color schemes. Tesla said in the product description that the new device was built with "same design language" used for the company's other energy products like Powerwall, MacRumors has learned. Inside, the wireless charger packs a 6000mAh battery, which is convenient when users are on the go.
Users can wirelessly charge their compatible smartphones by simply placing the handset on top of the device. The Tesla Wireless Charger also works as a regular powerhouse since it has a built-in USB cable. Tesla Wireless Charger comes with a USB Type C cable for charging Android phones that have USB-C ports.
There is also a USB-A port that allows users to quickly recharge their devices using a USB cable. Wireless charger also has a built-in USB-A cable, but it can only be used to charge the 6000 mAh battery inside the Tesla device itself.
Tesla Wireless Charger is capable of wireless charging with only 5W output. Unfortunately, this is very slow and may not be enough for most iPhone users. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X support all 7.5W wireless charging, which was made possible through a software update released by Apple with iOS 11.2 in December, as pointed out by AppleInsider .  Tesla charges $ 65 for the new accessory, which is quite expensive for such a slow wireless charger. Perhaps Tesla aims to attract customers who are willing to pay a premium price for a product that carries the company's brand.
Interestingly, Tesla Wireless Charger was quickly removed from Tesla's website for some unknown reason. Going directly to the URL of the product will only redirect customers to Tesla's most important e-commerce site. There is no word yet when Tesla plans to officially release its wireless charger.
For those who want a faster wireless charging solution, they can get the RAVPower HyperAir battery pack of $ 49.99. It can handle 10W wireless charging and packs a steeper 10,400 mAh battery. Although the RAVPower charger is capable of constituting 10 W wireless charging, iPhones will only benefit from 7.5 W output.