Tesla comes out with wireless charger that looks suspiciously like

Tesla comes out with wireless charger that looks suspiciously like AirPower

Tesla, of course, we know from its electric cars, but the company now wants to develop other electronics as well. Thus, it is now coming up with a very special charger, which looks suspiciously like an Apple idea.

If any company has experience building batteries and charging them, it is Tesla. The company’s electric cars are known for their how range, and on top of that, it has also built quite a few charging station out of the ground. Now it chooses something different along the lines of Apple’s AirPower.

Tesla’s charger that looks like an Apple idea

Soon you will also be able to charge your devices at home with Tesla, and we don’t mean the electric car. In fact, the automaker is bringing a special charger. One that is quite similar to a project Apple once pulled the plug on: AirPower.

The Tesla Wireless Charging Platform, as the gadget is called, is in fact a kind of charging mat. On the product you can charge up to three devices simultaneously through Qi. It does so at up to 15 W per device.

Tesla takes inspiration for the design from the Cybertruck, although you probably have to look closely for that. The exterior is made of aluminum and alcantara. It also comes with a magnetic holder, allowing you to place the charger flat or at an angle.

Tesla Charger AppleBonkig. (Image: Apple)

Definitely not cheap

Really very cheap is not going to be Tesla’s new charger. For one you have to pay $300. The big question, of course, is whether you really want to spend that much money for a charger.

Companies like Samsung or Belkin have much cheaper ones in their range, although they work a little differently. You can ask yourself if that’s why people really want to spend so much money on them.

Apple announced the same kind of charger in 2017: a mat on which you can charge multiple devices. Development was problematic because the required overlapping coils did not work properly. This created problems in heat management, among other things. Apple subsequently decided never to release the product.