The Freedom Charge line of custom-fit wireless charging kits for the automotive aftermarket from Brandmotion LLC has been confirmed to work with the latest iPhone models, including the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
Using the Freedom Charge kit, customers can recharge Qi-enabled devices in the car, wirelessly.
"We are delighted Apple has joined the party," says Brandmotion President Jeff Varick of the inclusion of wireless charging in its newest phones for the first time. "Our Freedom Charge system has given thousands of drivers the seamless ability to leverage Qi-based charging technology in a solution customized to their vehicles and lifestyles. And now Apple has created a huge new market of additional consumers who will be seeking vehicle integration solutions from mobile electronics accessory retailers."
Freedom Charge consists of a professionally installed, Qi standard-based charging pad that is hard-wired to the vehicle's electrical system. Depending on the vehicle, the rubberized, moisture-proof pad is pre-configured to fit an available compartment or tray within the driver's reach.
Brandmotion introduced Freedom Charge to the aftermarket in 2013 with three models covering the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and Ram truck. Today, the perfect-fit wireless charging kit covers 13 vehicle applications along with a cut-to-fit universal kit for integration into the centre console area of almost any vehicle.
For cars with Apple CarPlay, Brandmotion notes that iPhone users can simply set the device down on a Freedom Charge pad to charge the battery while keeping the phone connected to the car's entertainment system via Bluetooth instead of USB-to-Lightning.