TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount Review

TYLT VuIt has been a while since I reviewing anything from our friends at TYLT, and the last time it was the VU Solo. Now, I got a chance to review the VU Wireless Charging Car Mount, and it is quite a cool product for some Qi enabled action.

I’ll go ahead and explain what Qi is for those who do not know. Most wireless charging tech is just a pad that you put on a table so you can just put your Qi wireless charging phone on it and have it power up without attaching any wires. The Wireless Charging Car Mount is made to put this tech in your vehicle, so you can use your mobile while driving.

It has a stand with a suction cup on the bottom so it sticks around on the dash. Then you can plug in the Mount with the included cable into the dash lighter. When you place the phone on the mount, the adjustable claws on the side and bottom can “pinch” in order to hold it in.

Personally, I see an era where all smartphones will be Qi enabled, but there are a few phones that are smart enough to have already jumped aboard that bandwagon. Until that day, you might as well be prepared for the wireless charging era with the TYLT VU Wireless Charging Car Mount. It is available on the TYLT site for about $79.99 now.

TYLT presents the Vu Wireless Charger

VU_Blue_FrontI think I have mentioned products like the Powermat before, and how I believe they should be an industry standard. The TYLT Vu is made for the Qi industry standard, if you don’t know what that is, it is for wireless charging.

Yes, instead of connecting with a cord for charging, you just put the mobile device on a think like the Fatboy pillow and it will charge. TYLT has created this stand to put your charging phone at a angle, which is good for watching battery-draining videos.

The Vu is sadly not for every phone, but it should work well with phones like the Nokia Lumia 920. As I mentioned before, I would like to every phone be Qi certified, because I don’t like charging cords.

What is interesting is that while I can find the Vu on TYLT site, I don’t see a price. It was a Kickstarter project that made its goal of $60,000. It should retail for $69.99, and you should be able to find it at retail outlets everywhere.