Wireless charging is trending arduous proper now and right here at Recomhub, we’re all the time itching to overview the latest chargers on the shelf. However, right this moment, we’re providing you with a sneak preview of a singular wi-fi charger that’s nearly to launch available on the market – HyperCube.
HyperCube, which launched on Indiegogo yesterday, May eightth, claims to put on many hats. As properly as being a wi-fi charging station that may cost three gadgets concurrently, HyperCube additionally acts as a sleep assist, alarm and sensible gentle. Yep, that little dice that you simply see within the image above can do all of that.
How, you ask? Well we’ll dig into that quickly sufficient, however first let’s do a fast overview of the hero characteristic – wi-fi charging.
HyperCube: Wireless Charging Station x three Wireless Charging Pads
At its very core, HyperCube is a Qi-wireless charging station that may cost as much as three gadgets directly. The HyperCube itself may also be utilized in three positions: laid flat, folded up into dice type or at a 45-degree angle (when used along with the non-compulsory speaker add-on).
Wireless Charging Specs
- International Qi Standard wi-fi charging
- Charges three Qi-enabled smartphones or gadgets directly (suppose each Apple and Android)
- 1 x 10W charging pad (mechanically adapts to cost iPhones at a max of seven.5W), 2 x 5W charging pad
- Can be adjusted to put flat (like a cross) or folded up in dice type
- Built-in, fold-out hooks for holding telephones and massive gadgets in place (like telephones). Clip-on holders to maintain small gadgets in place (like Apple Watch or AirPods).
The factor I really like most about that is that I can cost three gadgets directly – I now not have to choose and select which machine to cost in a single day. Between the three wi-fi charging pads, there’s greater than sufficient charging for all of the Qi-enabled gear in our home.
I discovered that I used HyperCube principally in its flattened place. In this place it’s actually handy to cost three smartphones directly. In truth, this turned significantly helpful throughout a workforce brainstorming session that bumped into the early hours of the morning. Over the course of seven hours, we performed a sport of “musical telephones”, as colleagues swapped their telephones in and out.
During this meeting-turned-HyperCube-charging-experiment, we had been fortunately stunned with the charging velocity (particularly on the center 10W pad). My S8 charged from useless to 50% in 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Another key characteristic that I actually appreciated had been the grippy silicone rings on every pad. When swapping over or reaching for gadgets, these rings assist to maintain every thing in place and keep away from any slipping out of the cost place.
Even although I principally used HyperCube within the flat place – I completely beloved the dice place. On the appears to be like alone, that is palms down the good wi-fi charger I’ve used (it is known as the HyperCUBE for a motive). But, the performance in that place is healthier than I’d’ve anticipated. The built-in legs are deceptively safe and saved three telephones in-place and charging. I used to be solely utilizing a pattern however the Apple Watch and AirPods clips can be a welcome addition (as soon as Apple decides to lastly launch the wi-fi charging Airpods, after all).
Another bonus for HyperCube is that it comes with its personal excessive powered adaptor and USB type-C cable, so that you don’t want to fret about supplying (or shopping for) your personal.
Maybe it’s as a result of I’m a recovering Tetris addict, however I actually get pleasure from having a wi-fi charger that folds into different shapes and positions. But what actually took it to the subsequent degree, had been the shocking add-ons…
Let’s hold digging.
HyperCube is a Light Alarm, Sleep Aid and More!
We’ve already appeared on the three wi-fi charging panels on HyperCube, however the remaining two panels are one thing utterly completely different. One is a full LED sensible gentle, and the opposite acts as a interface for the in-built sleep assist, alarm and sensible gentle performance.
- In-built speaker
- Bluetooth Four.2 connectivity
- LED gentle panel, which permits a selection of 16 million completely different colours
- On-device buttons for management with out an app
- App-enabled for full management
- Pre-set LED gentle colours, sleep sounds, alarm sounds and dawn simulations (when utilizing with out App)
The complete premise behind GGTR’s HyperCube is that the workforce wished to simplify and streamline the way in which you recharge at evening (each when it comes to your gadgets and your sleep). While the charging pads handle your gadgets the opposite two panels handle you. Between the 2 of them, they substitute basically every thing else you utilize to get to sleep and get up. So I put it to the take a look at. For one week, I cleared off my bedside desk – my USB Type-C and lightning cables, my trusty alarm clock, my HUE lamp and my previous Jambox.
To entry these options of HyperCube, there can be two choices,
- Control by the machine’s touchscreen buttons
- Control by the HyperCube APP (in improvement)
I discovered the touchscreen buttons intuitive, straightforward to make use of and that they supplied far more when it comes to performance than I anticipated.
Setting an Alarm
If setting a basic sound alarm straight on HyperCube, there are three predefined alarm sounds to select from – basic, nature sounds and delicate music. When the alarm goes off, the small speaker constructed into the HyperCube solo works properly – when it comes to energy it’s about on par with most smartphones. To flip off the alarm within the morning, merely faucet the alarm button on the HyperCube panel as soon as. I’ve to confess, the button is a little bit arduous to search out on the primary morning, however straightforward sufficient when you get used to it. And the harp sounds aren’t a nasty sound to get up to…. Not dangerous in any respect.
Setting Sleep Sounds
I began introducing sleep sounds into my evening routine after studying Ariana Huffinton’s The Sleep Revolution. If you’re a stressed or gentle sleeper like me, sleep sounds actually do assist to get you into the deep REM sleep cycle. HyperCube provides three pre-selected sleep sounds straight on the HyperCube interface: ocean, forest and rain (as soon as the app is launched, there can be an extended record to select from).
The Smart LED Light Panel on the again is a enjoyable characteristic as properly. This can be utilized as a easy one-touch temper gentle within the room – it simply takes a faucet to activate – and as a part of your get up routine by setting a dawn simulation. I’ve a HUE lamp at dwelling, however what I appreciated about HyperCube is that I may set the sunshine alarm and sound alarm in a single go. Instead of getting to bounce round from app-to-app, the HyperCube app made it actually easy. The LED gentle itself works rather well, it’s vibrant, however not too vibrant that it blinds you within the morning (and by placing the sunshine on the alternative aspect of the buttons lets you regulate it with out blinding your self). There are three pre-set dawn simulations and six mood-light colours to select from straight on the panel. The brightness may also be adjusted up and down by way of the buttons on the HyperCube itself. Once once more, the app guarantees to ship far more when it comes to performance on the sunshine (suppose the Philips HUE gradient circle colour choice).
So, did HyperCube assist me sleep higher at evening? Absolutely. HyperCube streamlines preparing for mattress and waking up all into one machine and one app.
I even discovered myself utilizing these options at work as properly. On comparatively quiet days at my desk, I may play that nature monitor, which was in any other case vetoed at dwelling. And I even used the LED gentle to assist enhance my temper. Whether or not it’s a placebo, however setting a blue gentle at my desk helped me to really feel extra awake and on-top-of-things.
Psych! We’re not there but, we’ve nonetheless acquired extra to speak about. Namely, HyperCube Ultimate. Keep studying.
HyperCube Ultimate – Taking it to the subsequent degree
Just if you thought that there couldn’t presumably be any extra options, the workforce at GGTR went forward and threw extra at us.
To take HyperCube to the subsequent degree, GGTR has created a portfolio of equipment that complement and elevate the bedside charging station. These equipment are a part of a bundle known as HyperCube Ultimate, which can be found on their Indiegogo funding web page.
Still with us? Want to know extra? Let’s break it down.
HyperCube Speaker Base
- Bluetooth Four.2 Connectivity – to pair along with your telephone and HyperCube APP
- Four x three.5W audio system
- USB Type-C charging
- Four built-in flex buttons on the show to manage energy, quantity and pairing
- three x USB Type-A retailers, in an effort to cost non-wireless gadgets on the similar time
While the speaker on HyperCube is sufficient, the HyperCube speaker base is a welcome addition. The sound is cleaner and far more highly effective, which actually elevates HyperCube’s sleep sounds and sound alarm performance. The audio system have been designed in order that they act as a base for HyperCube, the octagonal design matches completely beneath and it virtually appears like it snaps into place when setting on prime. With 4 audio system peppered across the base, it virtually feels such as you’re getting a full 360-degree encompass sound.
I discovered myself utilizing the audio system exterior of my sleep routine. At the workplace or round the home – I may join it with Spotify, play tunes and hold my iPhone charged all on the similar time. There was no fear about working out of battery.
The speaker base additionally has three further 2.Four-amp USB-A port for conventional charging (bringing to the whole variety of gadgets that may be charged on the similar time as much as six).
HyperCube Power Bank
This might be the good add-on. By eradicating the battery from the charging pad and the speaker, and turning it right into a stand-alone part, you get the entire advantages of battery-less gadgets (smaller, lighter, cheaper) with all the advantages of the battery (portability, freedom, comfort). The energy financial institution can work on it’s personal (as a traditional, albeit highly effective, energy financial institution), with the speaker base (to make a transportable bluetooth, speaker system), with the HyperCube (for wi-fi, wi-fi charging) or with each the speaker and the HyperCube (for each wi-fi charging and music on-the-go). The integrations are so seamless that you simply can’t even inform they separate elements when used collectively. Not-to-mention, the Power Bank will mechanically cost when used with the speaker base and HyperCube so you’ll be able to simply depart it within the speaker base and have a totally charged energy financial institution able to go everytime you want it. For somebody like me, who all the time wants an influence financial institution, however, simply as typically, forgets to cost it, this characteristic is a godsend.
HyperCube Bluetooth LED Light Panel
My first thought after was utilizing the HyperCube with the the Bluetooth LED Light Panel was, “why hasn’t anybody ever considered this earlier than?” It’s an absolute gamechanger. I used to rue waking up in the course of the evening and stumbling to the lavatory solely to be blinded by the sunshine (after I lastly discovered the change). Then stumbling again to mattress once more in pitch blackness after being jolted awake. Put the Bluetooth LED Light Panel wherever and merely faucet the HyperCube twice to show it on. Then, merely faucet it twice once more to show it off. It sounds easy, actually, it IS easy however boy oh boy is it superior. What makes it higher? You can pair a number of panels so put one within the lavatory, one within the hallway, heck, put one below your mattress so that you don’t stub your toe. These are tremendous cool. They additionally cost wirelessly on the HyperCube so at any time when they run out of juice simply set them on HyperCube for a power-up.
HyperCube is visually gorgeous, mechanically spectacular and a pleasure to make use of BUT it nonetheless has some enhancements on the way in which. Most notably, the App. The App will unlock a complete new set of options and choices for personalisation. While it’s not the most affordable wi-fi charger we’ve examined, it’s efficiency, versatility and added performance make it a strong selection for anybody with a number of wi-fi charging gadgets.
And shifting ahead, the product and app ecosystem permits for extra creativity and flexibility than some other wi-fi chargers we’ve ever seen. I’m wanting ahead to integrating HyperCube into my each day routine and I’ll be looking out for different GGTR merchandise sooner or later.