Portable Tesla Wireless Charger surfaces online and it's not cheap
Tesla fans who cannot afford one of the company's cars yet will soon be able to get the brand's first wireless charger that has been listed — apparently by mistake — on the official Tesla Store earlier this week. Simply labeled "Tesla Wireless Charger," this accessory has a 6,000 mAh capacity and is apparently supposed to go on sale for US$65.
The first Tesla power bank was unveiled in November 2017 and has a really low capacity of just 3,000 mAh. However, that did not stop Elon Musk's company to stick a US$45 price tag on it. The upcoming Tesla Wireless Charger is US$20 more expensive and can provide 5 W wireless charging (much lower than the 9 W provided by Samsung's wireless charging pad) and 5 V 1.5 A wired charging via an USB Type-C cable (also lower than most bundled phone chargers which deliver 5 V 2.1 A charging).
Those on a tight budget can easily grab portable wireless chargers with at least 10,000 mAh for half the price, but those lack the Tesla logo and design. In most cases — and power banks are no exception — I always go for the best deals I can find to suit my needs so I wouldn't buy this Tesla accessory in a million years. However, I am sure some might enjoy having one. Now, we only need to see when will the Tesla Wireless Charger return online — after all, maybe Tesla decides to decrease that price a bit.
How much are you willing to spend on the Tesla Wireless Charger? Let us know in the comments.