- Tesla was briefly selling a wireless smartphone charger on its online store, but the device has already sold out less than a day after debuting.
- The $US65 gadget supports both wireless and wired charging and could also be used as a portable charging pack.
Continuing to branch out from car sales, Tesla recently introduced a new addition to its “lifestyle” collection: a portable, wireless smartphone charger.
But less than a day after debuting, the $US65 device has sold out, and it’s no longer available to order on the company’s store website.
The portable charger has a 6,000-mAh power bank and supports 5W wireless charging and 7.5W wired charging if you need to charge a little faster. It’s the latest addition to Tesla’s branded smartphone chargers, which Tesla says are “powered by the same cell found in many of the batteries of our vehicles.”
As The Verge noted, there are cheaper, non-Tesla options available with larger power banks and faster charging capabilities – but Tesla chargers sell because of the Tesla brand, not their wattage.
Here are some of the specs of Tesla’s smartphone charger:
- 5W wireless charging.
- 7W wired charging.
- USB-A or USB-C charging capability.
- 21 hours of additional talk time or 18 hours of additional web browsing.
- An internal battery that can be charged with a USB-A cable from any USB port.
A Tesla rep confirmed that the chargers sold out but could not comment on how many units were sold or whether they would go back on sale.
Here are some photos of the charger from Tesla’s website before the page was taken down:
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