Instead of ruining things, the FUEL iON system from Patriot uses magnetic power to charge your iPhone 5/5S or your Samsung Galaxy S4. Simply insert your phone into the FUEL iON case, which is equipped with a magnetic charging port on the back, and then use that magnetic power to snap it to the base, which will charge your phone as quickly as a corded connection. As a bonus, the base doubles as a stand, and you can rotate your phone to adjust the viewing angle.
The case/stand combos will run you $79.99 and offer 360-degree protection thanks to both the case and a flip cover that protects the screen. There's also a FUEL iON charge pad for $29.99 and a car charger for $49.99. All of these products are available now. A version for the Galaxy S5 should hit in time for the holiday season.
Eighty bucks seems like a lot, especially if you're not rolling in cash, but cords really are a pain in the neck. I'm always running over cords in my computer chair or I have to fish one out from between the wall and a piece of furniture because it fell between. I don't look at the price tag as an expense that gets me a charge, but rather something that's a step towards a cord-free existence.
Check out the FUEL iON video below, as well as the press release.