‘Magic’ Phone Stand Charges Your Device In Mid-Air
Magic Phone Stand levitates mobile devices to bring an element of fun to a mundane activity.
If you want to spice up your workspace, check out the Magic Phone Stand that makes your phone appear to levitate. The project, currently raising funds on Kickstarter, was created by magician inventor John Stessel in partnership with Martinka & Co., the oldest magic shop in America.
The charger works by using a rigid coil for the wire, which looks like any other phone charger. The rigid coil supports your phone using its micro-USB, Lighning or 30-pin charging port.
Stessel created the Magic Phone Charger to bring an element of magic to everyday life. The charger can be a great conversation starter for any room, as puzzled onlookers try to figure out how your phone is “floating.”
In the early stage of invention, Stessel first created a device to suspend his keys in mid-air so he would not lose them. The key idea evolved into a phone charger and holder, and the Magic Phone Stand was born.
The Magic Phone has been a hit on Kickstarter, so far raising $24,260, surpassing the funding goal of $8,000, with 9 days left to go in the campaign. The project will be funded on Thursday, June 12.
The Magic Phone Stand is available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and Android smartphones using a micro USB connector for $24. For Android phones, the Magic Phone Stand team says that the sturdy cable on the current prototype, which ends in a more pliable bit at its full-size USB connector tail, has successfully kept a Samsung Galaxy S4 afloat, but the team says you will need additional support for a device as heavy as a Note 3. The developers are looking at strengthening the stand prior to production.