HyperDrive is a 8-in-1 USB-C Hub
New HyperDrive USB-C Hub with integrated retractable cable turns a single USB-C port into 8 ports (4K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, microSD, SD, 3 x USB 3.1 and USB-C Power Delivery). Update: Cable will be detachable so you can use a longer cable if you wish.
That is also a 7.5W Wireless Charger for the iPhone
Using the latest Qi wireless charging standard that supports 7.5W high speed iPhone 8/X wireless charging. Also supports 5/10/15W high speed Android wireless charging.
And a convertible iPhone Stand
Wirelessly charge your iPhone flat or while standing up, in landscape or portrait mode with a convertible iPhone stand that does not interfere with your swipe gestures. HyperDrive has not 1 but 3 wireless charging coils to ensure that there are no wireless charging blind spots.
With unlimited adjustable viewing angles
High quality hinges (used in laptops) allow for unlimited adjustable viewing angles
Power HyperDrive Wireless Charger with your computer or with a standalone USB-C charger (nightstand mode)
Use the built-in retractable USB-C cable to connect HyperDrive Hub + Wireless Charger to the computer. Connect separate USB-C power to HyperDrive to provide power delivery to the computer or to operate HyperDrive as a standalone wireless charger (e.g. nightstand)
HyperDrive in the News
9to5mac - "Hyper unveils USB-C hub w/ built-in 7.5W Qi wireless charger & stand"
The Verge - "This is a very good idea. The HyperDrive USB-C hub / wireless charging stand might be the perfect desk accessory"
Cult of Mac - "The HyperDrive hub is a MacBook owner’s dream"
BGR - "This is the Macbook dongle to end all dongles"
GStyle Magazine - "The Hyperdrive 8-in-1 is the hub you need for everything"
CNET - "Dongle doubles up for USB-C and wireless iPhone charging"
Mac Rumours - "Hyper Launches 8-in-1 USB-C Hub With Built-In 7.5W Wireless Charger"
Geeky Gadgets - "HyperDrive iPhone Wireless Charger And USB-C Hub Hits Kickstarter"
ubergizmo - "The HyperDrive Is A USB-C Hub With Qi Wireless Charging"
Android Community - "HyperDrive USB-C hub is an 8-in-1 dongle for your computer"
New Atlas - "HyperDrive USB-C hub adds wireless smartphone charging and 8 extra ports to your laptop"
9to5mac - "Hyper’s combo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi wireless charger & iPhone stand goes up for preorder"
iLounge - "Hyper reveals Kickstarter preview for HyperDrive hub with built-in wireless iPhone charging stand"
Android Police - "HyperDrive is a combo USB-C hub, stand, and Qi charger on Kickstarter (and it's already funded)"
HyperDrive is now thinner & sleeker with the same length, width & design lines as the iPhone X.
As mentioned at the start of this Kickstarter campaign, we are removing the built-in USB cable and making it detachable so that users can use a longer cable if they wish. As a very positive result of removing this built-in cable, we are able to make significant improvements to the design.
First and foremost, the HyperDrive will be much thinner and sleeker looking now, with the same length, width and design lines as the iPhone X. The charging USB-C port is also now moved to the back of the HyperDrive for better cable management when the HyperDrive is used as a standalone wireless charger.
5 Reasons why HyperDrive is better than other wireless chargers
1) 7.5W Wireless Charging
Almost all Qi wireless chargers currently in the market are the 5W, 10W or 15W variety designed for Android Smartphones which may not work well with the iPhone or charge the iPhone very slowly at less than 5W.
HyperDrive is the only wireless charger that supports all 4 Qi wireless charging standards (7.5W, 5W, 10W and 15W)
HyperDrive supports the latest Qi wireless charging standard including 7.5W high speed wireless charging optimized for the iPhone as well as 5/10/15W high speed wireless charging of Android smartphones.
Better and faster than mophie and Belkin wireless chargers sold by Apple
- HyperDrive is the only wireless charger that supports 5/7.5/10/15W Qi standard
- HyperDrive takes 2h58m to full charge iPhone X from empty, faster than mophie & Belkin
- HyperDrive is the World's 1st wireless charging stand with LCD voltage/current display
- HyperDrive supports both USB QC and USB-C PD input which supports firmware update while mophie/Belkin uses DC input which does not support firmware update
- HyperDrive has a built-in USB-C hub with 3 x USB power output (5V1.5A)
- HyperDrive has not 1 but 3 charging coils to allow iPhone to charge in any position
2) Lower Temperature
Traditional Qi wireless chargers generate too much heat which may cause the iPhone to shut down
Traditional Qi wireless chargers are not very efficient and generate a lot of heat which causes the iPhone to reduce or stop charging completely to lower operating temperature.
iPhone 8/X will charge wirelessly at
- 7.5W at temperatures below 36.5ºC/97.7ºF
- 5W at temperatures between 36.5ºC/97.7ºF and 38ºC/100.4ºF
- 3W at temperatures between 38ºC/100.4ºF and 40ºC/104ºF
- 0W (stop charging) at temperatures above 40ºC/104ºF
HyperDrive is a low temperature device and insulates the iPhone from any little heat it generates so that it can charge properly
HyperDrive uses power efficient components and is designed to be a low temperature (25ºC/77ºF) device. Whatever little heat generated is dissipated from the aluminum sides and is isolated from the iPhone by an air gap and insulator convertible stand layer.
3) Fixed frequency that does not interfere with Touch and Face ID
Traditional Qi wireless chargers may emit frequencies that interfere with Touch or Face ID
Traditional Qi wireless chargers are made with low cost materials that have fluctuating electromagnetic frequencies that may interfere with iPhone functions like Touch & FaceID.
HyperDrive uses a fixed frequency designated by Apple that does not interfere with Touch or Face ID
HyperDrive uses a fixed wireless charging frequency designated by Apple and is guaranteed to work perfectly with the iPhone.
4) Firmware upgradeable
As HyperDrive uses USB-C input instead of DC input (Belkin/mophie). It is currently the only iPhone wireless charger in the market that is firmware upgradeable to support new features like faster iPhone wireless charging speeds in the future.
5) Award winning USB-C hub
Besides being a great wireless charger, HyperDrive also incorporates award winning USB-C hub capabilities that raised over $3.1 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and has hundreds of positive reviews with an average 4 star rating on Amazon and BestBuy.
Despite its features and having a USB-C hub, HyperDrive is no bigger than the ordinary wireless charger sold in the Apple Store
And is actually thinner than the most popular Android wireless charger on the market
A single HyperDrive replaces $250 worth of separate accessories
But you can get HyperDrive USB-C Hub + 7.5W Wireless Charger for as low as $79
Early Bird Special (50% off)
- $79 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $158 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $237 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $395 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $790 - 10 x HyperDrive
Kickstarter Special ($50 off)
- $109 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $218 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $327 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $545 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $1090 - 10 x HyperDrive
Expected Retail Price
- $159 - 1 x HyperDrive
- $318 - 2 x HyperDrive
- $477 - 3 x HyperDrive
- $795 - 5 x HyperDrive
- $1590 - 10 x HyperDrive
To ensure timely reward delivery, we will ship rewards via insured postal service from 2 fulfillment and distribution centers in:
- California USA - fulfilling rewards within the United States
- Hong Kong - fulfilling rewards to the rest of the world
- 15 January 2018 - Kickstarter begins
- 19 February 2018 - Kickstarter ends
- February 2018 - Production begins
- April 2018 - Shipping of Early Bird rewards
- May 2018 - Shipping of Kickstarter Special rewards
- HDMI supporting 1080p@60Hz, 4K@30Hz
- Gigabit Ethernet
- SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
- micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)
- USB-C 60W power delivery pass through charging
- Input: 1 x USB-C
- Wireless Charging: 5/7.5/10/15W Qi Standard
- Number of Wireless Charging Coils: 3
- DC/DC efficiency: Up to 96%
- Device Operating Temperature: 25ºC / 77ºF
- Enclosure: Aluminum & ABS
- Dimensions: 5.1" x 3.7" x 1" / 130 x 94 x 25.8 mm
- Weight: 7.2 oz / 0.45 lb / 204g
The initial idea of this product was to combine a Qi wireless charger with a USB-C hub and make it as compact as possible. For our first design, we decide to take the ubiquitous flat round Qi wireless charging pad, add some thickness to it to accommodate USB-C hub elements. However a perfect circle is not a very efficient shape for laying out electronic components. We also explored a perfect square design but it was too utilitarian. We finally decided on an organic design with rounded edges. When we wanted to add a convertible phone stand tray to our rounded square prototype, we realized that tray was too short to stably support a phone in portrait position. Hence we came up with the final design which is a cross between a rounded rectangle and an oval which provided a stand tall enough to stably support a phone in portrait mode. The additional space also allowed us to have not 1 but 3 wireless charging coils, an LCD display panel and compartment to for the built-in cable to stowaway.
Proof of Concept
The above unedited video demonstrates a fully functional pre-production HyperDrive with all ports working (2 x USB 3.1 hard drives, USB-C Power Delivery, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI display, microSD, SD and USB flash drive). HyperDrive is also shown to provide pass through power delivery to the 15" MacBook Pro as well as wirelessly charge the iPhone X at 7.5W (5V, 1.5A) in multiple positions. HyperDrive is plug-n-play and interfaces directly with Mac OS or Windows. Plugging devices into HyperDrive is like plugging directly to the computer. On Mac OS, video displays are controlled by Mac OS System Preferences > Displays. Power delivery by Mac OS System Preferences > Energy Saver. External storage are controlled by Mac OS Finder.
HYPER by Sanho Corporation has been making award winning Apple accessories since 2009. We also have a long proven track record of delivering Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. Our latest Kickstarter and Indiegogo project, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro, raised over $3.1 million and is currently the most crowdfunded MacBook and USB-C accessory. Our first Kickstarter project, CloudFTP, was the 3rd most funded Kickstarter technology project when funding ended and named by Stuff Magazine as one of the “10 best Kickstarter technology projects”. Our 2nd Kickstarter project, iStick, raised over $1.1 million and was one of the 50 most funded Kickstarter project when funding ended. This is our 11th crowdfunding project. Our previous crowdfunding projects, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Kickstarter, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Indiegogo, CloudFTP, iStick, HyperLink, iShowFast, Pearl Kickstarter, Pearl Indiegogo, iPin for iPhone/Android, iPin for iPhone, HyperDrive for MacBook and HyperJuice for MacBook have altogether raised over $5 million.
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Risks and challenges
No project is without risk and challenges but we try to do our absolute best to minimize them. We felt that we have done all the necessary preliminary work prior to coming to Kickstarter. We are also no strangers to USB-C products, Apple accessories or crowdfunding.
The HyperDrive product that you see in the above video/photos are actual working prototypes.
With your support, we can bring HyperDrive to iPhone and MacBook Pro users worldwide. We have started mass production and your contribution will help us achieve economies of scale and keep the product cost low.
We have sufficient materials to manufacture about 5,000 units now. Beyond that, the lead time is about a month. Your strong support will give us the needed affirmation to place a larger raw materials order and start mass production earlier.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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