We iPhone users are suffering from a serious case of Qi envy — but, finally, there’s a wireless charging solution that’s practical and looks great. Tylt, which won a 2013 CES Innovation Award earlier this week for its Band car charger, has just launched a wireless charging dock called Vu. With most wireless chargers, the device has to be positioned just right, but Vu has multiple coils that can power Qi-compatible phones in any position.
The Vu is angled at 45 degrees, making for a nice stand to use your smartphone while it’s charging. Its soft, rubberized surface prevents devices from sliding around while powering up. Existing docks are typically very slow, but Tylt claims its wireless charging dock can charge devices as fast as a traditional wall plug.
Available in red, yellow, blue, or black, the Vu dock would make a fitting addition to a minimalist, modern home. Sorry iPhone users, only Qi-compatible phones like the Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Droid DNA can use the dock, unless you get a charging mat case. Neither the availability nor pricing has been announced yet.