ThingCharger: The AWESOME New Charger For ALL Your Things!

This. Is. BRILLIANT. I just contributed at the $58 level! Oh, if you’re interested and are looking to use your Thingcharger with gadgets that use a Lightning plug, don’t forget to add $9 to your contribution!

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thingCHARGER is a simple, elegant new way to charge all your things. Just plug it into any outlet and you’ll have a neat charging station — free of ugly wires.

Charge All Your Things At Once
Charge any phone, any tablet, any reader from any brand.

Plug 2 or 3 thingCHARGERs together and charge all your things at once.

Watch the video above, and fall in love again.

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18 Responses to ThingCharger: The AWESOME New Charger For ALL Your Things!

  1. Note, that in some areas best practices mounts the wall outlet with the ground in the topmost position. While this is the safest position this may not work in those situations :)

  2. Looks like a recipe for port fatigue. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see many devices, especially heavier ones that may or may not be balanced to develop charging issues.

  3. I have to say this is a great idea…but what about your case for your device? Think about it how many people have cases for their phones, ipads and other devices that bulk up the device? It wouldn’t fit on the charger. You would need to use the cable to charge it. Great idea if every device didn’t need a case to help protect it.

    • According to their page, the individual adapters can be adjusted to allow for different case thicknesses. You set it up once, and that’s it!

  4. Also you can’t still use the device whilst it’s charging, not unless you fancy crouching down for a long period of time

    • if by everyday you mean out and about then yes it is. However, my charging station is by my computers at home, so if my phone is hanging on my wall i can stll grab it to pick it up. if you need to be on your phone WHILE charging, they didnt say you have to throw out your wired charger to use this. I havent seen anybody using the “wireless” pad chargers while talking on their phones either… so same difference really

      • Good point, Melanie. What’s more, you can always use your earphones 2keep talking & cut down on the brain damage from the EMF.

  5. Well, they’re going to need to redisgn for the UK as we put our plugs side by side. Additionally I don’t like the idea of chargers or decives being held up by the plug alone – a recipe for both breaking form fatigue. Neat idea, but done better in other ways.

  6. Fairly useless in the U.S. as most outlets are floor level. That’s why cords were invented in the 1st place.

    • Except in the kitchen. All kitchen outlets are mounted at eye-level. Which is why the commercial shows him plugging-in a kitchen appliance.

  7. Completely useless, it’ll be impossible to use your device while it’s charging, not to mention that if your device is depending on the plug for standing in the upright position it will wear out the charging housing very quickly. Especially with today’s devices using the tiny bendable micro-USB and lightning cable plugs.

  8. Amazing that people jump straight to the “Let me tell you what is wrong with this” first before thinking about the fact that it can be another useful addition to your devices! No one is saying to throw all other chargers away! Some people will never contribute to society in a useful way… but are the first to try and bring down people who are actually trying to help make a difference in this world! Every inventor has heard “That won’t work” yet look at the amazing things man has created!

  9. 1 What about those devices that state “Do not use any other charger except the one supplied …”
    2 I too am worried about a device supported and balanced on its charging port.
    3 Some devices do not have their charging port centered.
    4 My charger is plugged into a surge suppressor. I do not have that option here.

    To answer #2 and #3: Get a cord with matching male and female ends for your devices, set up thingCHARGER, and run a cord from thingCHARGER to your device? No possible device damage, no problems with off-center designs, no fiddling with the other propped up devices to get out out of the middle. I have no issues with charging mats per se, but not every device has the necessary adapter.

    Answering #1 is much more difficult.

    And to ThinkB4YouSpeak: These comments are not to “bring people down” but to bring up interesting, if not important points. Each reader can read and act as they wish. The additional input may allow them to make a better decision, And the designers can look at these comments and make a better product!

    If your wall outlet has the ground on top then a] turn off the power for the room b] remove the covering plate c] disconnect the receptacle from the electrical box d] rotate the receptacle 180 e] reconnect the receptacle f] replace the covering plate g] turn the power back on