One of the neat features of the Tesla Model 3 is the phone docking station below the center screen. It’s a handy place to keep your phone docked and charging while you drive. However, with the advent of wireless charging it only makes sense that it would be more convenient to not have to plug in your phone but just lay it on a wireless charger.
Now, Model 3 owners can have a custom wireless charging pad made just for the Model 3.
The folks behind teslawirelesspad.com are preparing on release a wireless charging pad that will fit in the exact location of the existing charging Tesla pad. The new pad is made with TPU coating and positioning rails so that the phone will be kept in place while driving.
Another great feature of this custom wireless pad is that it has two wireless coils, one for each phone. This way you can charge two phones wirelessly at the same time.
I personally have been searching for a wireless charger that would look good and wouldn’t add bulk to my Model 3 charging pad, and I think this is going to be great solution.
Customer deliveries to early subscribers are planned for April 2018.
If you reserve one now, they are giving $20 off the $99 price.
This Tesla Wireless Pad is not affiliated with Tesla. According to the Tesla Wireless Pad website, here’s who the team is:
At Tesla Wireless Pad we are a group of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs who build the best wireless chargers for Tesla cars. In April 2018, we will launch the first wireless charging pad, starting with the Tesla Model 3. We’ve been hard working on a wireless charger for the Tesla model 3 since late 2017 and we are about to complete the production phase. The first units will be delivered in April 2018 to early subscribers. Following our first product, we plan on producing and rolling out more chargers for the Tesla line.”
Update: Here’s a discussion thread on the Tesla subreddit regarding this charging pad, and it appears some are refuting it’s charging speed claims.