Studio Proper is a product design studio based in Australia (Melbourne) that makes really elegant cases, stands and charging accessories for your favorite products. A lot of what it makes, if we’re being honest, are things you didn’t know you wanted until you see them — but probably still don’t need. Take its newest creation, the Wireless Charging Dock for Apple Airpods ($75), which does exactly as its name describes.
The dedicated wireless charger will only work with AirPods that have a wireless charging case (which anybody can buy on Apple’s website for $79), making it fairly limited. The charger essentially is just a Qi-wireless charger, but its concave design securely holds your AirPod case which could save you the second or two you might otherwise spend to perfectly align the coils and make sure it’s actually charging.
The wireless charger itself is pretty fancy. It’s finished in anodized aluminum and has an anti-slip rubber base, plus it comes with a flat “tangle-free” USB-C to USB-A cable in the box.
Obviously, the Wireless Charging Dock for Apple Airpods won’t be for everybody. But if you’re somebody who owns AirPods with a wireless charging case and, more importantly, you’re somebody who likes a tidy desk and gadgets with a specific purpose, then this little charger might just be worth the splurge. It’s available for preorder right now and is expected to ship in September.
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