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ProConnected Qi Pad /  Wireless Charging Pad /  2017

Presented at CES 2018 by

Design Brief

After the launch of the first wireless chargeable Apple smartphones, Incase wanted to provide a wireless charging solution for travelers to use on the go with the new Incase ProConnected Smart Luggage. ProConnected Qi Pad was to design with the existing Qi modules at the mother company warehouse. Incase transformed it to a fresh new look.

Design Approach

ProConnected Smart Luggage has a big pocket on top placed above the battery platform where users can easily access items like wallets and passports. Inside this pocket, an extra storage is built for ProConnected Qi Pad with the consideration of cable management when it is connected to the battery platform. A thin layer of the pocket top surface allows users to charge their smartphone directly from the top of the luggage without a removal of the Qi pad from the pocket. It can also be zipped in with the Qi pad to secure charge on the move. ProConnected Qi Pad uses a 3-coil wireless charging module to provide a wider range of detection of the contact with a smartphone.  

 

ProConnected Qi Pad is designed to be removable from the luggage to allow its use in many settings, such as in hotels, at home, or on the go. The USB-C cable is also detachable from the Qi pad for easy storing and an LED light next to the USB port indicates on, off, low battery mode, and charge mode.

Ortho

Company:

Incase

Design Director:

Evan Hong

Designer:

Dailyn Kim

Date Presented:

CES 2018

01.09.18-01.12.18

Development Status:

Discontinued

Materials:

PC 

Soft Touch

Connector Type:

USB-C to USB-A

Compatibility:

iPhone X

iPhone 

iPhone 8 Plus

Qi Compatible Smartphones

Aesthetics Approach

Following the iconic form of the ProConnected luggage, ProConnected Qi pad has a corresponding shape. The oblong shape of the Qi pad mimics the shape of the top surface of the luggage as if the shape is offset when it is placed in the top pocket of the luggage.

The window of the cable port is protruded as far as the head of the cable is fully covered and the height of the inserted cable-head is flush with the bottom surface of the Qi pad. This is for a secure protection of the hooked up cable from accidentally being detached while on the go. The cable port has an open cutout on the bottom to easily attach and detach the cable from the Qi pad and from the luggage for its use in multiple settings with and without the luggage.

Process
Product Features
Wireless Charging Solution On the Go
 
ProConnected Qi Pad is designed to go with the new Incase ProConnected Smart Luggage with the consideration of cable management when it is connected to the luggage battery platform.

ProConnected Smart Luggage (above)

Charges Smartphone Directly
From the Top of the Luggage
An extra pocket is built on top of the luggage for ProConnected Qi pad. The pocket layer is thin enough to detect contact with a smartphone directly from the top surface without a removal of the Qi pad from the pocket.
3-Coil Wireless Charging Module
 
3-Coil wireless charging module is used to provide a wider range of detection of the contact with a smartphone.
75mm
LED Light Indicates Power Status
• On- White
• Off- Off light
• Low Battery Mode- Red
• Charging Mode- Red blinking 
Securely Attached Cable to the Qi Pad
The window of the cable port is protruded as far as the head of the cable is fully covered and the height of the inserted cable-head is flush with the bottom surface of the Qi pad. This is for a secure protection of the hooked up cable from accidentally being detached while on the go. The cable port has an open cutout on the bottom to easily attach and detach the cable from the Qi pad and from the luggage for its use in multiple settings with and without the luggage.

ProConnected Qi Pad

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