Since the wireless charge came to the iPhone and Apple could not be able to turn the dream of the AirPower into reality, dozens of manufacturers have launched to create the charging base by inductionthat conquer all the users of our favorite phone. There are of all types and colors, but today we are going to take a look at a curious proposal that comes to us from Twelvesouth.
Its name is called HiRise Wireless , and it is a load base that gains versatility and can work in different ways depending on what we need. It was launched a couple of weeks ago , and its ace in the sleeve is a charging station that can stand on a base or take as a base anyone. Let’s see all the details.
The HiRise Wireless is divided into two components: a discreet “mouse pad” or loading disk in which we can load any device that has the Qi certification and a smart-looking base designed to have it fixed on a work desk or a bedside table. night.
You can have, by a very simple mechanism, the charging disk attached to that base to load the iPhone supporting the device vertically or separate the load disk from that base and take it with the cable wherever you want or simply use it as a horizontal base to be able to charge accessories such as AirPods with wireless charging case. Unfortunately it does not work with the Apple Watch, but that’s not Twelvesouth’s fault: the Apple watch uses a charging system that at the moment only the Cupertino company can provide.
The base where you place the load disc vertically is finished in metal and weighs 454 grams , more than enough for the iPhone you rest on it does not tilt and pull the entire base. In fact there is a small protrusion just where you support the bottom of the phone, something that provides more security. The load is 10W , which makes this HiRise Wireless stand out from the traditional 5W load that most induction charging bases have. The benefit is that the iPhone will load faster since they support up to 7.5W.
A small LED light will indicate if the device is charging or is already fully charged, depending on whether it is shown in blue or green. If there is any object that hinders the charging, the light will flash blue. The best thing about this point is that the light is very discreet , something that is very much appreciated if you charge your devices while you sleep in your room. Most manufacturers are wrong to use very large and intense lights, which turns the bedroom into a nightclub.
Another positive point is that the connection of the charging disc is USB-C, so that we can use the included USB-C to USB-A cable to charge other devices such as iPad Pro using any computer or power adapter that still depends on the traditional USB. For my part I have connected directly to my iMac and I have not had any problem loading, although I miss that the HiRise Wireless include a power adapter as standard considering its price. Even so it is not a very serious lack because we can use either the computer or any of the Apple adapters that we have at home.
What I like most about this charging base is not the base itself, but the load disk. It is very discreet and small, so it fits anywhere and is perfect to take it on a trip . We can talk about what saves us having several chargers, but with the amount of cables and adapters we have is not that we save too much.
Perhaps the biggest problem with HiRise Wireless is its price : $ 79.99 plus international shipping or 93.38 euros on Amazon . It is justified, because the materials of the base and the load disc are of quality and the power of 10W is not in the cheapest bases, but even so users will have to invest more than 90 euros in just one charger. Anyway, this HiRise Wireless can be attractive to anyone who wants an elegant charging base that also becomes a small and discreet induction charger.