Logitech's Powered wireless charger acts as iPhone stand

It's designed to allow you to charge and use your phone at the same time.

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The Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand costs $70.


Logitech's  new Powered Wireless Charging Stand will be available in August.

The $70 charger, which the company designed with Apple , keeps your phone stable and upright in either portrait or landscape mode, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

"Unlike traditional flat chargers, there's no need for exact alignment -- just drop your iPhone in the cradle and go," said Michele Hermann, Logitech's vice president of mobility. "It's a truly magical experience, especially for iPhone X users who can use Face ID with a simple glance."

It keeps the phone stable with a protective case up to 3 millimeters thick and has a built-in overheat protection system that helps regulate temperature.

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The Powered charger is optimized for the iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, offering up to 7.5-watt charging. It's also compatible with other Qi-enabled devices, where it has up to 5-watt charging.

Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly aiming to release its own AirPower charging pad in September, along with its three new iPhone models.

Wireless charging could see massive leaps forward this year. Check out our guides for choosing a wireless charger for your iPhone and another about the best Qi wireless charging pad for your nightstand.