LIFT | Anti Gravity Levitating Smartwatch Charger and Lamp
LIFT | Anti Gravity Levitating Smartwatch Charger and Lamp
The only levitating system that wirelessly charges your Apple Watch or Pebble while suspended in thin air. Unleash the smartwatch!
The only levitating system that wirelessly charges your Apple Watch or Pebble while suspended in thin air. Unleash the smartwatch! Read more
About this project
Introducing Lift, the only smartwatch charger that levitates in mid air while it charges. Simply place your Pebble or Apple Watch over the charging base and watch it magically levitate in mid air, all while charging via its revolutionary induction system. When it’s not charging your watch, it transforms into a beautiful smart lamp.
How did we do it? Our proprietary induction system is inspired by Tesla’s original ideas around transferring electricity through the ether. We took this radical concept and adapted it to be able to transfer power while magically levitating in space without the need for any wires.
Being heavily influenced by Apple, Porsche Design and simple minimalism, we have designed the Lift to show off your smartwatch and take it to a whole new level. Obsessive attention to detail, reducing superfluous details and the simplest user interface ever, Lift will be a beautiful desktop companion and talking piece for years to come.
We use only the highest standards of craftsmanship; so Lift will be a perfect match for your smartwatch in terms of quality, finishes, fit and feel. We have chosen the materials not only for their beauty, but also for their function and performance. High quality machined aluminum reinforces the main housings and structural points. It is the ideal material to achieve the finest tolerances. We have also used medical grade ceramics for the induction system. Ceramic is ideal for its non-conductive properties as well as its extremely precise tolerances. With a completely innovative materials approach to consumer electronics, this product will be the first of its kind.
Lift is the perfect design complement to any home. It will look just as great by your desk as it will on your coffee table, or even your bedside table. With its minimalist design, Lift is completely unobtrusive and works as a perfect stage, showing off your smartwatch, and allowing you to fully interact with it as it floats in mid air.
Lift was designed for maximum compatibility with the top smartwatches on the market; it fits all models of the Apple Watch, as well as the last two generations of the Pebble. You can see a table of full compatibility here.
Lift also has advanced hidden features beneath its simple and intuitive form. The main charging unit incorporates an internal battery giving you two full charges for your smartwatch while on the go. It can even give an emergency charge to your smartphone. Never be stranded without power again!
The Lift base can wirelessly charge your phone. Just place your smartphone over the induction pad and let it power up.
Lift is also a smart lamp. When not charging your watch, you can replace the charging unit with the Orb, the first wireless smart lamp. Simply place the Orb over the charging base and watch it magically float and light up the space around you. The Orb also comes with an inbuilt battery, which allows you to wirelessly spread light in any space you choose. It even magnetically attaches to any metal surface, so you can spread Orbs all around the house and create beautiful ambient light sources indoors or outdoors. Choose the Lift + Orb combo or simply the Orb on its own if you don’t own a smartwatch.
Beneath the minimalist design and good looks, Lift packs some serious technology. Using a proprietary charging circuit, it will fully charge your smartwatch and keep it at 100%, by intelligently switching the power on and off, protecting and optimizing the battery life and lifespan of your smartwatch.
Be the first to own the Lift and Orb. We have great early bird deals and combination packs for those who get in early.
We are all about community and know the best way to get the word out there is with you guys! Word of mouth goes a long way, so as an added bonus we will be providing a protective carrying case for the Lift so you can take the extra battery life anywhere. Simply share the project on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram to get your free carrying case.
We are a team of innovators, engineers and designers who share an unconditional love for technology. We are dedicated to creating timeless products that our customers will love and treasure for many years to come. This product is our work but also our passion. We cannot wait to get Lift into your hands and homes.
We have developed this project in close association with our manufacturer. We have created multiple prototypes since the concept phase to setting up for mass production. Our broad experience in consumer electronics goods, along with the expertise of our manufacturer and our close relationship means a smooth road to production and quicker delivery.
Here are a couple of unedited videos to demonstrate the functionality of our latest prototypes.
On this first video it is possible to see the charging function in action on our latest prototypes. Once positioned on the center of the base, the Apple Watch starts charging automatically and, as the charging screen fades out and the display shows the time, it is possible to see the top green icon, indicating it's charging.
This video shows the levitation function on our latest prototypes. Notice how, when positioned on the stand, the watch wakes up and it's possible to see the green charging icon on top of the quadrant.
As we hit our goal in just a few days, we are moving forward with production. As many backers have been asking for further information, especially on the Pro Stand, we are sharing here some visuals taken straight from our DFM 3D files, which will be used for cutting the tools.
The Lift Pro Charging Station will have two versions: one for Android, one for Apple devices. Here are some images showing the Lightning version.
The Lift Pro Charging Station will also fit most phones and any tablet size. Here you can see a quick scale using iOS devices as a reference. As you can see, even the iPad pro will fit beautifully. For more details, check the dimensions on the FAQ section below.
Here are a couple of pictures showing the Lift charger, one with the exposed USB connector, and the other one showing how the Apple Watch 2m cable can fit inside. It is quite a long cable, so we recommend to use the shorter one, but the 2m cable will fit as well.
We have just completed our design for manufacture and are now ready to begin tooling and setting up for mass production. We just need your help to get the minimum orders required to bring this great product to life!
Risks and challenges
The design and engineering of the Lift and Orb are now complete. We now have fully working pre-production prototypes and have completed all activities required to proceed to mass production. As a team we have delivered many highly complex products from initial idea to full delivery to the end customer. We are confident in our product, schedule and delivery. That being said, there are always inherent risks in any venture. We are confident in our offering and will keep our backers up to date with all developments of mass production. We look forward to you joining us on this journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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