The Apple AirPods Max uses the old Lightning connector to charge its batteries. But German design studio Floating Pixels thinks it can do better. And the result is the Max Stand, that’s currently looking for backers on Kickstarter.
And it really looks to be making the charging process a lot easier. Rather than plugging in the old cable, the Max Stand essentially gives the Apple AirPods Max wireless charging capabilities. This comes in the form of a small magnetic plug. Put it where the Lightning port is, and just leave it on the stand.
While you’re at home, you can basically do away with the case that comes with the Airpods Max. The Max Stand allows it to look like it’s an intended look you were going for with your furniture. When you’re out and about, you can leave the magnetic plug in, and use the included magnetic USB-C cable to charge the headphones instead.
As mentioned, the Max Stand for the Apple AirPods Max is available on Kickstarter now. As for when it will ship, Floating Pixels say this will happen by March 2021, barring any hiccups thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, the lowest price you can get it for is EUR59 (~RM293). The company says this is 40% off the usual price, which should be around EUR98 (~RM486)
(Source: Floating Pixels / Kickstarter via Cult of Mac)