Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 8 & X is co-designed by Apple [u]

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in iPhone edited August 7
Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed "in collaboration" with Apple. [Updated with price correction by Logitech]

Logitech Powered


It's not clear what Apple's design contributions were, but the Powered sports a U-shaped cradle, unlike the open designs of many similar products. This should keep an iPhone "snug and comfortable," according to Logitech, and it's not immediately clear if the stand will be able to fit Apple's rumored 6.1- and 6.5-inch iPhones coming this fall alongside an updated 5.8-inch model.

If nothing else they should be able to handle the new iPhones in a less secure landscape mode, where the U shape serves as two-point support.

Logitech Powered


The accessory will charge both Apple and non-Apple Qi wireless devices, but the latter only at 5 watts, whereas iPhones get access to faster 7.5-watt technology.

Logitech is currently taking preorders for the Powered at a cost of $69.99 with free shipping, and it should also be making an appearance at Apple retail. No firm ship date has been set.

Update: PR for Logitech says that the original $79.99 pricetag was a mistake, and in reality the stand costs $69.99.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    matrix077matrix077 Posts: 554member
    That doesn’t look anything like Apple design language. 
  • Reply 2 of 10
    matrix077 said:
    That doesn’t look anything like Apple design language. 
    They said in collaboration ,not ‘made by Apple’
    edited August 7
  • Reply 3 of 10
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,403member
    Is that their way of justifying their Apple-esque price?
    [Deleted User]redgeminipa
  • Reply 4 of 10
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,403member
    matrix077 said:
    That doesn’t look anything like Apple design language. 
    They said in collaboration ,not ‘made by Apple’
    Which begs the question of just how much collaboration there was, and what areas it was limited to.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    kkqd1337kkqd1337 Posts: 163member
    'Designed with Apple' is just marketing spin.

    They are trying to sound like the 'official' Apple iPhone charger, they are probably just an authorised accessory. 

    But to be fair they have every right to monopolise on the mess Apple have made with the air pad or whatever its called.
    [Deleted User]
  • Reply 6 of 10
    The link provided shows a price of $69.99, not $79.99.
    repressthis
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Unfortunately it looks really ugly! Not a very nice design. Also what about people who have an iPhone and iwatch?
  • Reply 8 of 10
    "Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed "in collaboration" with Apple."

    Where is that bullet point?  I see no reference to this on the product page linked by this article.  Perhaps there's a press release somewhere?
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,337member
    "Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed "in collaboration" with Apple."

    Where is that bullet point?  I see no reference to this on the product page linked by this article.  Perhaps there's a press release somewhere?

    It’s not in the linked article, but it does appear on their blog:

    https://blog.logitech.com/2018/08/06/logitech-powered-wireless-charging-stand/

    In this case, “in collaboration” means “we rifled through the bins outside Apple Park”. 

    If this is in collaboration with Apple then it’s a very disappointing effort. 
    randominternetperson
  • Reply 10 of 10
    I don't find the design objectionable or ugly, but I doubt Apple had anything to do with how it looks. The "collaboration" was on the electronics side of things to ensure that it would work in either orientation and with any of the Apple-branded cases. But I agree that it's a weird, vague name drop.
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