Moshi, maker of stylish tech accessories, rolled out new products at CES Monday night along with a new warranty program that seems to discourage upgrades.
It sounds counterintuitive for a tech company. But Moshi, in announcing a 10-year global warranty program on all new products, says it wants to avoid producing cheap gadgets that add to mounting piles of tech garbage.
“We’re sadly living in a time of cheap and fast products,” Moshi’s marketing director, Spencer Pangborn said in a written statement. “The production and consumption of which has a big impact on the environment. We’re trying to… offset the single-use mindset.”
The warranty is also a retroactive fit for any customer who has registered their Moshi products for the former two-year plan in the last 10 years. Terms can be found here.
With that built-to-last message, Moshimo showed off three new devices.
IonGo 5K Duo
This is a pocket-sized battery with built-in cords that provide charging via USB-C or Lightning. It has a rounded edge and is covered in a fossil gray vegan leather.
The battery is MFi-certified and the 5K means it carries 5000 mAh. The battery cells, according to the company, are tested to ensure it retains at least 80 percent battery capacity after 500 charge cycles.
It will list for $70.
SnapTo Wireless Charger
Moshi customers drawn by the company’s magnetic mounting system will appreciate the choices this charger offers.
The SnapTo fits with a special line of Moshi cases that feature proprietary magnets that won’t interfere with any of the iPhone sensors. The SnapTo looks like a more bulbous pop socket. It serves as a horizontal stand that also connects with a wireless charging wall mount.
Moshi already has it listed on website for $49.95.
USB-C to HDMI Adapter
This adapter will also add charging thanks to the USB-C port, allowing users to connect their iPhones, Macs or iPads to watch videos in HDR and 4K at 60 Hz.
It is also made to fit most HDMI monitors, TVs and projectors.
The adaptors will cost $45 when it is available in April.