Legrand has today unveiled what may be the first in-wall Qi-certified wireless charger. Fitting in a single-gang electrical box, the in-wall Radiant Wireless Charger also comes bundled with a duplex receptacle with USB-port.

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The Radiant Wireless Charger is a sharp option to conveniently keep your iPhone charged up while keeping it off of countertops and more. While there are plenty of stand-style Qi chargers on the market, we haven’t seen any in-wall options until now.

Specs

  • Instantly provides a clutter-free space to charge your phone.
  • Replaces any existing single gang outlet for easy installation.
  • 3.1A to power any cell phone, tablet or USB device.
  • Perfect for new construction or remodel; no need for special wiring.
  • Qi certified, assuring a safe, reliable wireless charging experience.
  • The radiant® collection offers a consistent look across all switches, dimmers, outlets, and home automation controls
  • Includes tamper resistant duplex receptacle with a USB port

Even though the photos show the Radiant Wireless Charger installed in what looks like a two-gang box, the duplex receptacle goes in a single-gang box while the Qi charge just sits flush against your wall. The device replaces a standard, single outlet.

Based on the 3.1A and assuming at least 5V pass through, this should provide up to 15W of power. iPhone 8/8 Plus and X top out at 7.5W, but Android devices should be able to accept more.

The Radiant Wireless Charger uses a clear plastic support piece in front to keep your iPhone from falling. While this can be a bit of a hassle with the gesture-based iPhone X, using Hey Siri to open apps is a good workaround.

You can pick up the Radiant Wireless Charger and included duplex receptacle for $70 from Lowe’s with more retailers likely to follow.

Via MacRumors


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