You can’t buy the Tesla Cybertruck just yet, but you can now order a $300 Tesla wireless charging platform inspired by Cybertruck.
Tesla has been on a kick lately to sell very overpriced products on its online shop.
Just last week, we reported on Tesla launching a wildly overpriced solid-state drive for its vehicles.
Now it has another questionably priced product with the launch of the “Tesla Wireless Charging Platform.”
The automaker put the new product for sale for $300 on its website today and described it as being inspired by the Cybertruck:
Inspired by the angular design and metallic styling of Cybertruck, our Wireless Charging Platform provides 15W of fast charging power per device for up to three devices simultaneously. Its sleek design is composed of an aluminum housing, premium alcantara surface and a detachable magnetic stand that allows you to lay the charger flat or at an angle for better viewing. Featuring FreePower® technology, which charges your Qi capable devices such as phones or earbuds placed anywhere on its surface without precise alignment.
Top comment by David D
One thing you missed in the article is the tech in the device. The freepower is different from the cheap pads because orientation and placement does not matter as much (has to be parallel with surface) and can give a full 15W to each device. All while being power efficient. The cheapest freepower pro 3 device charger I could find was $360 on ebay. Now is that tech worth the price vs other pads hard to say. But based on the price of what I found this is reasonable for a selling price.
Here are a few images released by Tesla:
At $300, the device is grossly overpriced in terms of functionality since you can find plenty of three-device wireless charging platforms starting at about $40 on Amazon.
In order to justify the purchase, you would have to put a massive $200+ value on the somewhat Cybertruck-inspired design, Tesla brand, and the higher-quality material like aluminum frame and Alcantara mat.
But Tesla could make a killing with this product by only convincing a small percentage of the over 1.5 million people who reportedly reserved the Tesla Cybertruck to buy it.
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