Kickstarter Pick Of The Week – iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging

iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging - Case and Qi Adapter

This weeks Kickstarter pick is an iPhone leather case, with a twist. One of the things I love about Kickstarter is you often see ideas or designs that mainstream manufacturers wouldn’t produce, and the Handicase is a good example.

The HandiCase is a leather case for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus phone and features rear slots for credit cards / id and optional Qi Charging! The case comes in three different styles and a slim, minimalist design.

iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging - Case options

With Qi technology, you no longer have to plug your phone in every time you want to charge it. Just set it down on the Qi charging pad, and let it work. Apple has not included any form of wireless charging it its iPhone range to date, and third party options are limited due to the sealed phone chassis.

The Qi Charging option is done by placing a slim receiver ‘plate’ between the phone and case, which connects into the lightning connector on the iPhone. When the case is placed on a Qi Charging pad, the receiving plate connects and starts receiving the charging current.

iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging - on Charging Pad

Husband and wife team Jake and Jimin come from two completely different backgrounds, one an Aerospace Engineer and the other a Dentist. Both have a craving for new, functional design that want to make electronics and electronic accessories better.

The Kickstarter options consist of the 3 cases, a simple leather one (Magnolia), a case with card slots (Fremont), and a case with card slots and a protective strap (Ballard) and two colour options – black or brown for each case. Finally you can also opt for the Qi charging receiver and charging pad or not – although this is probably the most exciting element of the whole project.

The full range or options is outlined in the chart below. Currently the project has $887 of pledges and requires $5000 to be successfully funded.

iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging - Funding Options

>> Check out the iPhone Leather HandiCase with Qi Charging on Kickstarter now!

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk