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[CES 2010] Case-Mate iPhone Wireless Charging Pad & Case

Case-Mate iPhone Wireless Charging Pad & Case (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

I wouldn’t necessarily say that charging my iPhone with the included sync cable is inconvenient, but I can definitely see the advantage of being able to just drop it on a table to top off the battery. And the Hug from Case-Mate uses Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Wireless Power system to enable you to do just that.

Case-Mate iPhone Wireless Charging Pad & Case (Images property OhGizmo!)

Now since the iPhone’s battery isn’t removable or even accessible the Hug enables wireless charging via a plastic case. And because there’s an induction coil inside there and other electronicy bits, you’ll have to deal with a bit more bulk than you may otherwise be used to. But the case does still allow the use of the camera and access to the dock connector on the bottom, and it comes with a charging pad that’s compatible with other eCoupled devices if you don’t happen to have a desk with that functionality built-in.

The Hug will be available sometime around early to mid February, for a hefty $90.

[ Case-Mate Hug ]








  • Scarlettjacob

    This is really cool charger and i would like to buy
    one. Can you please guide me where can i buy
    and get more detailed description.
    Mio Navman M400

  • Jessicat

    It is a lot easier than fiddling with the plugs and it will help leaving faster as well. Just snatch it up instead of having tho unplug it. I like it.

  • Jessicat

    It is a lot easier than fiddling with the plugs and it will help leaving faster as well. Just snatch it up instead of having tho unplug it. I like it.

  • Anonymous

    This is a cool and useful device. It is similar to the charging mats that allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. The difference here, of course, is that it only allows you to charge one iPhone at a time, which also makes it a bit more cost effective. I did not know this particular device existed so thank you for sharing the information and review of the product!

  • Anonymous

    This is a cool and useful device. It is similar to the charging mats that allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. The difference here, of course, is that it only allows you to charge one iPhone at a time, which also makes it a bit more cost effective. I did not know this particular device existed so thank you for sharing the information and review of the product!