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Surface Charge: Intelligent Furniture. Qi Wireless Charging. (Canceled)

No wires, no charging pads. Just beautifully hand-crafted furniture, with integrated Qi wireless charging for your devices.

Surface Charge: Intelligent Furniture. Qi Wireless Charging. (Canceled)

No wires, no charging pads. Just beautifully hand-crafted furniture, with integrated Qi wireless charging for your devices.

pledged of £50,000pledged of £50,000 goal
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 10 2018
Last updated March 10, 2018

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About

Scandinavian inspired furniture, hand-crafted in the UK with an integrated Qi wireless charging array across the top (Qi v1.2.2), Surface Charge not only serves to compliment your decor, but also takes the hassle out of charging that has plagued us for many, many years. No more having to find a plug to use, no more untangling cables, no more charging mats, no more pads, just free-positioning wireless charging with Surface Charge.      

Surface Charge can be used anywhere in your home. Whether by your bedside, under the stairs, in the living room, Surface Charge comes in a variety of designs and finishes to compliment your existing decor.  

Charging area is 370mm x 300mm (14.57" x 11.81")
Charging area is 370mm x 300mm (14.57" x 11.81")

Use it by your bedside for an even easier bedtime routine. No more getting into bed, then having to find your charging cable. No more worrying if you switched the charger on. Just get into bed, place anywhere on the top and let Surface Charge do the rest.

Surface Charge incorporates fully functioning drawers.
Surface Charge incorporates fully functioning drawers.
Even phones with cases on them work with Surface Charge!
Even phones with cases on them work with Surface Charge!

With hundreds of different wireless chargers on the market, why choose Surface Charge? Well, Surface Charge is the first for intelligent furniture with integrated wireless charging, that supports all 4 Qi standards - 5w, 7.5w, 10w and 15w. It's also only one of the few chargers that support Apple Watch charging, and the ability to charge via USB-C. We thought to ourselves, if you want to be able to charge your devices, you're going to want to be able to charge anything and everything. So we've made it possible!      

With so many wireless chargers on the market, many only support one of the Qi standards. Surface Charge caters for all devices, supporting all 4 Qi standards - 5w, 7.5w, 10w and 15w.       

Surface Charge supports Apple Watch
Surface Charge supports Apple Watch

Every Surface Charge has a built in Apple Watch charger integrated into the surface. Slightly recessed, with magnetic capture, your Apple Watch will charge every time, without the need to use your existing Apple Watch charging cable.       

Don't worry if your current phone or tablet doesn't support wireless charging. We've made it so everyone can take advantage of Surface Charge. With every table you order, you will get 2 free receivers of your choice!       

Ordered 2 tables? Then you will get 4 free receivers of your choice!

Just plug them into your non-wireless devices and you'll have the ability to charge them wirelessly. It's that simple. With a choice of Lightning, Micro USB and USB-C connections, we've made it so you can charge nearly any handheld device with Surface Charge.      

Whether you're looking for space, convenience, or both, Surface Charge comes in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes. Love the XL range? You can even alternate the the two drawer colours, or have them all the same. It's up to you.      

All top panels are CNC routed to ensure you get the most out of your Surface Charge. Made in the UK.
All top panels are CNC routed to ensure you get the most out of your Surface Charge. Made in the UK.

Surface Charge is made from 19mm MDF, veneered on both sides, making it light yet strong, and affordable for everyone. Constructed using biscuit joints, and sealed with a polyurethane varnish, your Surface Charge unit will last for many, many years. The inner charging surface is recessed into the top panel using CNC routing, yet is removable if needed (for servicing etc). We've cleverly integrated everything so that to look at, you wouldn't even know it's a charging surface. Yet place your devices on it and it looks almost magical!   

High quality edging is used to ensure your Surface Charge lasts for many, many years.
High quality edging is used to ensure your Surface Charge lasts for many, many years.

We made Surface Charge so that you don't need to use additional plugs for your devices that require additional power. Surface Charge incorporates a USB 3.1 port at the rear that supports USB-C, so you can also charge your laptop, tablet, as well as wirelessly charge your other devices.      

Surface Charge incorporates USB 3.1 - USB-C
Surface Charge incorporates USB 3.1 - USB-C

Every Surface Charge product incorporates Foreign Object Detection (FOD) to ensure that any stray metals (keys, loose change etc) do not interfere with the AC field. Any foreign object detected by Surface Charge will shut the power transfer down in accordance with WPC v1.2.2 specification.      

One hex key. 10 screws. That's it.       

Every Surface Charge will come partially-assembled. The only assembly required is to attach the legs to the drawer unit, with the 10 enclosed hex screws. All the legs and fixings are all numbered so assembly is very easy.

We even throw in a free fixing key, so no tools required!

Surface Charge has been designed so you can choose your preference as to which side you would like your power supply to run from, either left or right, making the cable less intrusive on the overall look, as we hate cables, but unfortunately, Surface Charge does require power.      

If our campaign is successful, you will receive a survey asking you about your order(s), including the following:      

- Which design you would like? (Whiteley, Bembridge, inc XL if pledged)

- Which finish would you like? (Oak, Walnut, White)

- What colour drawer(s) would you like? (White, Grey. You can mix 'n' match)

- What solid hardwood legs would you like? (Oak or Walnut)

- What plug adapter do you require? (UK, European, USA)

- What colour wireless receivers would you like? (Gold, Black, White)

- What connections would you like? (Lightning, Micro USB, USB-C. You can mix 'n' match these)

All shipping will be via UPS from the UK.

Risks and challenges

We are currently in the process of getting our products registered with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), so that we can carry the Qi branding.

We are also having tests done to ensure that Surface Charge meets CE safety and EMC requirements (Electromagnetic Compatibility). If any design issues arise during testing, they will be amended as soon as possible and retested, before committing to full compliance EMC testing. This is why we have set our shipping date to September, so as to accommodate any issues that 'may' arise.

All furniture designs are finalised and jigs for them are in place. Depending on the popularity of our product, we are able to scale up our production line if needed.

All MDF veneers, hardwoods and plywoods have been selected and sourced in the UK, and are available to us as and when we require them.

We have also designed our packaging for Surface Charge, keeping it as compact as possible, yet able to withstand the journeys they will take when being delivered to their backers.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £179 or more About $236

    Early Bird: Whiteley, Bembridge

    Save £80 from MSRP £259. With this pledge, you'll receive a one drawer Surface Charge (Whiteley or Bembridge), with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Includes:
    • 1 x Whiteley or Bembridge Surface Charge
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 2 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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    Pledge £209 or more About $275

    Early...ish: Whiteley, Bembridge

    Missed out on the early bird? Not too worry, you can still save £50 from MSRP £259 by ordering a one drawer Surface Charge (Whiteley or Bembridge) well in time for Christmas and before general release in 2019, with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Includes:
    • 1 x Whiteley or Bembridge Surface Charge
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
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    Early Bird: WhiteleyXL, BembridgeXL

    Save £80 from MSRP £309. With this pledge, you'll receive a two drawer Surface Charge (Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL), with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Includes:
    • 1 x Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL Surface Charge
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
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    Early...ish: WhiteleyXL, BembridgeXL

    Missed out on the early bird? Not too worry, you can still save £50 from MSRP £309 by ordering a two drawer Surface Charge (Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL) well in time for Christmas and before general release in 2019, with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Includes:
    • 1 x Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL Surface Charge
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 2 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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    Pledge £279 or more About $367

    Early Bird Duo: Whiteley, Bembridge

    Save a combined £239 from MSRP £518. With this pledge you'll receive two single drawer Surface Charge's (Whiteley or Bembridge), with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Perfect by your bedsides!

    Includes:
    • 2 x Whiteley or Bembridge Surface Charges
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 4 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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    Pledge £339 or more About $446

    Early...ish Duo: Whiteley, Bembridge

    Missed out on the early bird? Not too worry, you can still save £179 from MSRP £518 by ordering two one drawer Surface Charge's (Whiteley or Bembridge) well in time for Christmas and before general release in 2019, with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Perfect by your bedsides!

    Includes:
    • 2 x Whiteley or Bembridge Surface Charges
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 4 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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    Pledge £379 or more About $498

    Early Bird Duo: WhiteleyXL, BembridgeXL

    Save a combined £239 from MSRP £618. With this pledge you'll receive two two drawer Surface Charge's (Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL), with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Perfect by your bedsides!

    Includes:
    • 2 x Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL Surface Charges
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 4 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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    Pledge £439 or more About $577

    Early...ish Duo: WhiteleyXL, BembridgeXL

    Missed out on the early bird? Not too worry, you can still save £179 from MSRP £618 by ordering two two drawer Surface Charge's (Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL) well in time for Christmas and before general release in 2019, with a choice of oak, walnut, white finishes. Complete with solid oak or solid walnut legs.

    Perfect by your bedsides!

    Includes:
    • 2 x Whiteley XL or Bembridge XL Surface Charges
    • Choice of Oak, Walnut or White finish
    • Choice of Drawer front finishes
    • Choice of solid Oak or solid Walnut legs
    • 4 Free Wireless receivers of your choice and colour
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