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Thinium Charge claims to be the world's thinnest wall charger

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June 26, 2014

The Thinium Charge with its Lightning plug and USB dongle extended

The Thinium Charge with its Lightning plug and USB dongle extended

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Nobody likes tangled, kinked cables, but you know what they do like? Credit card-sized devices, that they can keep in their wallet. Well, Thinium’s new Charge is a credit card-format smartphone wall charger, that does away with cables.

Spied by Gizmag at CE Week in New York yesterday, the device features either a Lighting or micro USB plug on the bottom of its pop-out cradle. When the phone rests in that cradle, the plug engages the phone’s charging port.

To plug the Charge into a wall outlet, you just flip out the retractable prongs on its backside. It sits in the outlet at a slight bottom-out angle, which helps keep the phone in place by tipping it back. You can also plug it into a computer, using a pull-out USB dongle on its side. In either case, it proceeds to deliver a 1-amp quick charge to the phone.

The Thinium Charge is now available for pre-order, priced at US$49.99. Buyers can choose between black, white and gold models.

Source: Thinium

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth
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2 Comments

I think it is neat since the USB plug is part of the design and not a cable attachment that could get lost or broken.

BigWarpGuy
27th June, 2014 @ 06:55 am PDT

It may be the world's thinnest charger but I doubt if one could carry it in the wallet. The US electrical pins are 6 mm wide. One would assume at least additional 1 mm on both sides for it to be completely hidden when parked. Am 8 mm thick "credit card" in the wallet ? No way. Shirt pocket may be!

pmshah
27th June, 2014 @ 06:17 pm PDT
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