PERTH, Australia, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PlusUs today introduced Xpad, the world's thinnest and first-ever flexible wireless charging pad. Featuring a charging pad made entirely from genuine Italian leather, real timber veneer or cork, Xpad is a beautiful, modern design handcrafted from eco-friendly materials. Xpad is proportioned to accommodate all smartphone sizes and is perfect for any home or work setting. An Indiegogo Campaign, which is being managed by The Launchpad Agency, launches today and has a funding goal of $20,000 USD. It features limited Early Bird Specials of $32 as well as several other rewards.
Current wireless pads use conventional materials, mainly plastic, which results in bulk and inflexibility. Xpad is made from eco-friendly materials, with natural textures, tones, and durable characteristics that only mother nature can produce. By using natural materials and separating the circuit board from the charging pad, Xpad comes in at 2.2mm thin, which is 75% thinner than other wireless pads, all while increasing power and efficiency – a patented world first. The outcome is a minimalistic, ultra-thin, flat, robust, flexible design that is aesthetically pleasing on any surface – even a contoured couch armrest.
"To create a thin, flexible wireless charger, both the structure and the electronics had to be reimagined and re-engineered," said Arash Shakibaee, head of Product Development, PlusUs. "Xpad's design results in a massive 75% reduction in bulk and size, as well as a reduction of heat from the charging pad surface by up to 50% - setting new industry benchmarks!"
Xpad utilizes technology used in spacecraft construction - cork. Extensive R&D highlighted cork's exceptional characteristics, leading to its use as the internal structure for all three versions of Xpad. Cork's superior thermal insulation significantly reduces heat transfer during charging; it's anti-static, providing for safe charging; it's impermeable to moisture, keeping moisture out; and it's eco-friendly, naturally flexible and durable.
Xpad's adaptive smart chip technology automatically detects any Qi™ compatible device and delivers charge at the fastest speed set by device manufacturer - up to 2 times faster than standard wireless chargers. Conveniently, Xpad can be used with all wall chargers - Power Delivery and Quick Charge™ fast chargers or standard USB chargers. With Xpad the user has a choice to use any wall charger (Apple, Samsung, etc.), so they are not limited to one charging protocol. Most wireless chargers can only be used with the supplied wall charger, however, the smart chip inside Xpad will simply provide the highest power output depending on the wall charger being used. It can also be used with laptops with USB or Type C ports.
And, with early detection before contact, Xpad detects users' phones prior to contact, ensuring early fast connection without searching for the charging spot.
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Founded in 2013, Australia-based PlusUs passionately sets new standards through creative and disruptive designs with a strong emphasis on style and form. In a few short years, this passion has resulted in the creation of numerous class leading lifestyle accessories for the digital device user. PlusUs aims to meet and exceed the discerning demands for style and quality, transforming everyday accessories into simple luxuries. For more information: https://plusus.com.au/.