The ONYXX charger for iPhone is a wireless and water resistant

This wireless iPhone charger can stand up to splashing water

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ONYXX charger
Not even water can stand between an iPhone and this charger.
Photo: CheeNYC

Our iPhone charging cables will soon disappear thanks to the promise of wireless chargers. CheeNYC, a relatively new Qi tech company, has a beauty aptly named ONYXX.

It is smooth black and shiny, looking very much like the gemstone with the same name, especially when it is wet. The ONYXX is made for the outdoors with components that are resistant to dust and “splashing” water.

The ONYXX will eventual retails for $90, but can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter for $49. If the project stays on its production schedule, backers will receive the charger by September.

ONYXX charger
The ONYXX packs 5,000 mAh in a dust- and water-resistant disk.
Photo: CheeNYC

The power bank packs 5,000 mAh in a small, circular rubberized housing. Just how much water it can stand is illustrated on CheeNYC Kickstarter page, a GIF file showing it being pummeled by a shower.

You can still plug into ONYXX with dual USB ports and charge a couple of devices at the same time. It also boasts of safety features that prevent overcharging and overheating.

The device will charges the iPhone 8 line as well as the iPhone X. It is also compatible with Samsung, LG, Nexus and Microsoft Android smartphones.

ONYXX charger
Rugged, yes, but pretty enough in design to pair with your iPhone.
Photo: CheeNYC

ONYXX has about a week left on its Kickstarter campaign. It has raised just shy of $10,000 with a goal of $12,000.