Is wireless charging a novelty concept or a feature with huge potential use? While some might argue the former, we’re sure that just as many people would argue the latter as well although if all our inductive chargers looked like the electree+, I’d say sign me up! As you can see in the photo above, the electree+ is most certainly not your run of the mill inductive charger and has been designed to look like a bonsai tree, albeit with electrical parts. Basically the “leaves” of the tree are tiny solar panels which in turn helps to power a 14,000mAh battery which is used to charge your mobile devices. To put it in perspective, this means you should be able to fully charge an iPhone 5 nine times over, if iPhones had wireless charging capabilities.
The project is actually a revision of its previous design which was more expensive, although just like its predecessor, the electree+ will sport 27 solar panels present and they can be adjusted to capture the maximum amount of light possible. The electree+ will also feature two USB ports for your non-wireless charging devices, although we guess the main focus here will be its inductive charging which will play nice with Qi compatible devices, such as the Nexus 4. The electree+ is a Kickstarter project hoping to raise $200,000 and a pledge of $199 will net you one upon successful funding, so if you’d like to learn more or pledge a donation, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.
Filed in Kickstarter.. Read more about