Feb 24, 2017
It’s becoming a bit of a standard; so many gadgets, so many cables, so little space.
Think about it: smartphone (maybe two), tablet, chromebook, headphones (or two), cameras, portable router… the list of personal electronics that need juice can be endless. A gathering of two or three techies challenges electrical socket allocation after a few hours of being in the same room.
An impromptu count of the mobile gadgets I have charging at my personal workspace: 12. Wow.
Here’s a newly Kickstarted product that looks to solve a few first-world problems: The LYNC 6-in-1 Charging Hub. This smallish cylinder appears to be compact, snazzy and ultra-functional.
It coyly starts out as a Qi-enabled wireless charger; the top surface houses a coil perfect for stuff that can take advantage of it.
Secondarily, it adds 4 USB-C compatible ports, so that you can tether that many extra devices that need/use such. It also helps organize extra length of cable.
But wait… there’s more…
It works as a bluetooth speaker; you connect wirelessly to a bluetooth audio source, and boom… it’s party time. And then, it even allows for wired audio output via the integrated audio in.
It can be used as a conference call/speakerphone too, and has space to keep pens as well.
At this point, mobile accessories are dime a dozen dozen… literally. You can find a plethora of helpers anywhere. The true prize is finding one that fulfills the promise of varied functionality. This piece proposes several different opportunities to fix a few problems in one tidy package.
If the LYNQ Hub catches your fancy, there are several tiers one can support. The first early bird category can be had for $99; after that, there are several tiers that run up all the way through to a 50-pc, $4,399 “Distributor” level.
But get to it. At the time of this article, the project has already hit $25,997 raised of a $50,000 goal with 32 days to go.
We look forward to this one coming to market.
[via LYNQ Kickstarter]