Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 8 & X is co-designed by Apple [u]
Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed "in collaboration" with Apple. [Updated with price correction by Logitech]
It's not clear what Apple's design contributions were, but the Powered sports a U-shaped cradle, unlike the open designs of many similar products. This should keep an iPhone "snug and comfortable," according to Logitech, and it's not immediately clear if the stand will be able to fit Apple's rumored 6.1- and 6.5-inch iPhones coming this fall alongside an updated 5.8-inch model.
If nothing else they should be able to handle the new iPhones in a less secure landscape mode, where the U shape serves as two-point support.
The accessory will charge both Apple and non-Apple Qi wireless devices, but the latter only at 5 watts, whereas iPhones get access to faster 7.5-watt technology.
Logitech is currently taking preorders for the Powered at a cost of $69.99 with free shipping, and it should also be making an appearance at Apple retail. No firm ship date has been set.
Update: PR for Logitech says that the original $79.99 pricetag was a mistake, and in reality the stand costs $69.99.