Is wireless charging actually wireless? The charging station still has to be plugged in, so even while your phone may not be plugged in, you’re still tethered to an outlet in order to use the charging station. OtterBox’s new innovation, the OtterSpot Wireless Charging System, actually is wireless, and it will free you from that outlet almost completely.
Now, granted, even the OtterSpot still has to be plugged in, but hold on before you start rolling your eyes. The OtterSpot works and even looks similar to a stack of those buzzers you get while waiting for a table at a restaurant. Basically, the OtterSpot is a set of stackable platforms that can each be used as wireless charging stations for your Qi charging capable device. Each platform is completely portable and has a 5,000mAh capacity battery in it with its own Qi charging coil. It also supports USB-C wired charging. Simply stack the platforms on their charging station to fill the batteries, then take the individual pieces with you to charge your device no matter where you are.
The OtterSpot is priced at $129.99 and comes with the charging base and one wireless charging battery. Additional batteries can be purchased for $69.95. According to OtterBox, the OtterSpot can support up to three total batteries. Even while your batteries are charging, you can still put your phone on top of the stack to charge it as well. Rumor has it that the device can actually handle four devices, but the charging times are diminished. The batteries can be used to charge your device regardless of where you are—on the bus for your morning commute or even out on a camping trip. And you’ll be able to do it completely and truly wireless, and without having to search out an available outlet.