Wireless Lightning Charging Base

Chicago woodworker Alex Brown handcrafts these wood and brass Qi wireless chargers from start to finish.
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Alex Brown


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Alex Brown

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Handmade Juice

A high tech phone accessory is the last thing you'd expect to look like a detail from the grand entrance of a fancy 1930s office building. But simply set your phone on Alex Brown's objet d'art and watch the battery fill up. (See the Details tab for compatible makes and models). After hand selecting canarywood from a lumber mill a block from his Chicago workshop, Alex cuts it to highlight the most interesting grain variations, then decorates each hexagonal piece with an inlaid brass lightning bolt. After carefully installing the electronic wiring, he cuts and glues green felt on the bottom, creating a beautiful blend of digital technology and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Handmade in Chicago.


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Alex Brown

created by

Alex Brown



Anyone who knows Alex Brown will tell you he's an easy man to find. He splits his time between his Chicago workshop, where he can usually be found tinkering away, or cooking at home, where he lives with his wife and their permanent puppy, Posie. Alex is inspired by the delicate interlacing of natural materials and technology. His wireless chargers show that, when woven together, these two seemingly opposite mediums join beautifully to create a functional artistic piece.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
felt, brass, electrical components, canary wood
4" L x 3.5" W x 1" H
Wash with damp cloth, wipe dry immediately.
Compatible Models Include:
Apple: iPhone 8, iPhone, 8 Plus, iPhone X
Samsung Galaxy: S8, S8+, Note 8, S7, S7 Edge, Note 6, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge
Microsoft Lumia: 1520, 1020, 930, 929, 928, 920
Google Nexus: 4, 5, 6, 7
BlackBerry: Priv

PLEASE NOTE: This item is built to U.S. electronics specifications and may need additional modifications or converters to be used in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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Love the use of wood to make a everyday item cool and unique!





The only issue is that it doesn't charge well from the USB plugs in our wall outlets, but we wanted to switch those out anyways so not really a big deal. Otherwise pretty cool looking and true to the picture online. Happy with the purchase

Austin, TX


best charger ever.


as soon as i saw this i ordered it immediately.it is so cool.

toms river,nj


Attractive and functional


My father loved this gift. I wanted him to enter the wireless charging era but needed something my mother would be ok looking at!

Providence, RI


Umm, sad report


My husband was extremely excited and I was too because it's hard to get a gift for the guy who has everything. He is totally into technology and this gift would have been perfect EXCEPT, it does not work. It plugs in and shows that it has power but sadly does not charge . . . ANYTHING. We are all pretty bummed and disappointed. Total waste of money. 😔 I'm not sure how to RETURN!!!

Houston, TX


Wireless Lightning Charging Base

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