Wireless phone charging is becoming all the rage — you’ll find it at restaurants like Starbucks and in cars from Toyota and the Chrysler group. But like the days of Betamax versus VHS, there’s no universal standard for wireless charging; the tech found in the case enfolding the phone providing inductive charging had better be compatible with the charging unit or you’re out of luck. That doesn’t exactly mean you can count on using a wireless system when out and about unless you plan ahead. Or you can have Bezalel’s Latitude Wireless Charging Receiver iPhone 6/6S Case as the case for your phone’s wireless needs.
The Latitude has the simple appearance of a rigid but somewhat lightweight iPhone 6/6S case. The sides are rigid, the back is rigid, the side ports exposed for the controls and the front exposed for accessing the touch screen.Yet the case has a comforting grip to it which must result from the materials it is constructed from. But a design element can be found by looking at the case’s bottom. There’s a Lightning connector there and its on a very short cable that lets it be bent just a bit in either direction. Why that’s good will be explained in a moment.
So you tip the iPhone into the case at its top end and work it down and in, pushing the sides, top and bottom of the case onto the phone so it can hold on by friction. Once this is done you bend the Lightning connector up so that it can be inserted into the phone’s bottom port. A push does all that is needed, upon which the Lighting connector is firmly seated and flush with the bottom of the case.
Now for a unique technology to come into play. The case’s back doesn’t betray its intent, but since it’s a wireless case then how do you know which of the wireless systems it works with? It doesn’t matter. Why? Because the Latitude has universal charging electronics that doesn’t care whose make the wireless charger is. That’s a real convenience. Even better is that it means you can leave the case on, since the Lightening connector can be easily moved out of the way for plugging in a cable to sync the iPhone with a computer (through iTunes or otherwise).
The Latitude doesn’t provide for military-spec protection for the iPhone, nor does it provide waterproofing. What it DOES do, and for all of $39 as it works its way towards a mass release, is protect the phone from everyday knocks and let it access wireless charging from anybody’s wireless charger. How cool is that?