Meet the ZENLET Coil, an unusual device that charges your phone, as well as your senses

Now here’s a wireless charger that’s guaranteed to make you do a double-take. The ZENLET Coil, quite unlike anything I’ve seen before, is a wireless power-bank, but is also an aromatherapy device. Why would you need the two experiences bundled into one device? The guys behind the ZENLET Coil see the device as a holistic charger, that doesn’t just power up your phone’s batteries, it powers up your internal batteries too, through aromatherapy! Designed to add value in more ways than one, the ZENLET Coil can be used indoors as a wireless charger that also works as an air-freshener, or on the go, as a portable wireless power-bank that extends its use as an aromatherapy device.

Resembling an iPod without a screen, the ZENLET Coil is a fashionable looking, anodized-aluminum slab with a black disc at its center. The disc houses the wireless-charging coil underneath it, while also acting as a pivot for when you slide the ZENLET Coil’s upper panel, to reveal its aroma-stones in the corner. As unusual as the ZENLET Coil is in its function, using it is pretty simple. The device houses a 4000 mAh battery that can be used to wirelessly charge your phone, watch (except Apple), or earphones by simply resting it against the charging surface. However, when you plug the ZENLET Coil into its own charging base to top off its battery, the aroma diffuser kicks in, giving the product a secondary use when it’s technically not in use. There are two air outlets and they are at the upper sides of the ZENLET Coil, and they emit an aromatic waft of air, bringing a certain tranquility to your space while your power-bank is charging. Want to use the ZENLET Coil’s aromatherapy feature while on the go? Just add a drop of a fragrance-oil of your choice on the aroma stones and the ZENLET Coil becomes your personal, portable aromatherapy device… which also happens to charge your phone!

Available in a range of colors, the ZENLET Coil pairs well with your smartphone, thanks to its microtexture matte aluminum finish that’s reminiscent of the MacBook’s texture. The ZENLET Coil can be used while traveling, giving you the ability to juice up your phone anywhere, although one of its most fitting areas of use is indoors, or even in your car (using the ZENLET Coil air-vent clip)… effectively energizing not just your phone, but you as well!

Designer: ZENLET

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About ZENLET Coil

Never seen before: A brand-new design combining the portable wireless charging with aromatherapy diffusion.

According to the research, aromatherapy can suppress negative emotions such as anger, irritability, & stress, and can induce positive emotions such as happiness, relaxation, and efficiency, etc.

With that in mind, they have come up with ZENLET Coil. It keeps our phone batteries and also our spiritual batteries fully charged anytime and anywhere that we can finally have a peace of mind in the hustle and bustle of modern life.

With ZENLET Coil in your hand, it keeps you refresh and your mobile phone recharged at all times.

Connect your ZENLET Coil to the Base Holder and instantly, the aroma is dispersed to the room while it is recharging.

Connect ZENLET Coil to the Air Vent Clip and within a few seconds, the car is diffused with aroma. Simultaneously, the mobile phone placed on top of it will be recharged.

Below: ZENLET Coil Wireless Power Features

1. The World’s Thinnest Wireless Charger

With the size of 100 x 63.5 x 9.5mm and weighs only 85g, ZENLET Coil has the power capacity up to 4,000mAh. In order to achieve this effect, they developed the breakthrough technology to compress the volume of 4000mAh in the high-density battery module to make it fit into the case body of only 9.5 mm thin.

2. Highly Compatible

Foreign Object Detection(FOD) is a safety mechanism which automatically interrupts power delivery if there is interference caused by a foreign objects such as coins, keys, paper clips etc.

3. Fast Wireless Charging

When using alone, ZENLET Coil generates the output of 5W. The charging capacity will be up to 10W if it works with the adapter of either QC (Quick Charge) or PD (Power Delivery).

4. Charging Through Cases

ZENLET Coil can charge through phone cases up to 5mm thick. No need to pull your case on and off every time you need to charge.

5. USB-C Port

USB-C INPUT: Recharges ZENLET Coil 67% faster than micro-USB port.

USB-C OUTPUT : Allows for wireless and wired charging. Achieves up to 2.4A output power.

6. Charging Two Devices At Once

While ZENLET Coil itself is charging wirelessly, it can also charge the other device with the USB-C cable at the same time.

7. Automatic Power On

No need to press any buttons to start charging or diffusing as ZENLET Coil will automatically return to a power on state upon connection.

8. One-stop Charging

While charging your mobile phone, ZENLET Coil will recharge itself synchronously to allow you get double the result with just half the effort.

With the help of Magnetic Gel Pad, a unique positioning tool created by ZENLET Team, your mobile phone is firmly fixed to ZENLET Coil and will not slip when auto-positioning. It is included in the package and is washable & reusable.

To get auto positioning by simply stick the unique Magnetic Gel Pad on the back of your phone. Then place your mobile phone on ZENLET Coil with the display facing up.

Magnetic Gel Pad ensures your phone a secure hold against ZENLET Coil for a fast and sufficient charging in your pocket or in your bag.

In addition, Magnetic Gel Pad works well with Air Vent Clip. By connecting Magnetic Gel Pad to the Air Vent Clip, it enables several functions provided by the phone mount, wireless charging pad, and air vent diffuser. While you are enjoying the fresh air in the car, your mobile phone and ZENLET Coil are being recharged simultaneously.

Below: Aroma Diffusion Features

1. Portable Diffuser

ZENLET Coil utilizes two methods of diffusion. To passively diffuse the essential oil, simply add a few drops of oil on the aroma stones inserted on ZENLET Coil. The essential oil on the stones will be absorbed and the aroma will be released into the air.

Through the help of the waste heat created when ZENLET Coil is charging wireless, the effects of aroma diffusion is greatly optimized.

1. Area Diffusing

Contrary to the passive diffusion, ZENLET Coil can diffuse aroma proactively. When ZENLET Coil is connected to the base holder, the micro mute fan inside the base holder will self-start and pump air to blow the aroma through the slot on ZENLET Coil for quick and spacious diffusion.

Create your own moment of peace and feel relaxed anywhere at home.

Aromatherapy relieve stress, relax the body, and promote quality sleep.

After connecting ZENLET Coil to the Air Vent Clip, the air pumped by the car cooling system will be blown and dispersed through the slots on ZENLET Coil for a quick and spacious diffusion.

3. Aroma Stone

Easy to refill: Swivel open ZENLET Coil single-handedly and pour a few drops of essential oil to the Aroma Stones.

Replaceable: The Aroma Stones can be easily pulled out with the regular magnets and replaced.

They choose the quality ceramics that have been through the bisque firing at 2,012 degrees F. The resulting piece after the firing process is porous and the pores are ideal to absorb drops of essential oil and fast diffusion. Easy to clean;simply dab it with an alcohol pad or wash it with water and let dry. Reusable.

Below: Design Details

Intuitive Design: Easy swivel turn open with single hand for quick access.

Screwless design: Screwless appearance design represents aesthetics of industrial design.

CNC Unibody: CNC process after fording enables ZENLET Coil with higher strength than normal aluminum products.

Below Color Option: Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold

Silver

Space Grey

Rose Gold

Specs

R&D

Prior to the product development stage, based on the background of their respective professional fields, each team member is encouraged to come up with thoughts and ideas during the brainstorming sessions. Through the discussion, some of the thoughts were crafted into creative ideas that defines the model of this new product.

After going through several trial and errors on the sample-making, iterative identification, material testing for the case body, circuit design scheme, wireless charger coil & micro mute fan, we have finally confirmed the whole electromechanical system of this new product is feasible and have outlined its framework.

While we were developing the molds for the test-run, thanks to our team of the seasoned designers, we were able to consolidate the manufacturing capability of our supporting factories specialized in the circuit design module, aluminum alloy products, and high-density plastic products. Thanks to them, we were able to troubleshoot any issues and thus to optimize the appearance, functionality, and the overall quality of our new product to the fullest.

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This portable 8.5 foot basketball hoop lets you play ball anywhere… even on the beach!

Basketball is one of those rare sports that is bound to the court. Unless you’ve got two hoop poles cemented into the ground, or mounted on a wall, you’re not really playing basketball, you’re just dribbling away… which is quite a limitation, given how popular basketball is. You can play soccer, cricket, or even volleyball anywhere with just the right equipment, but basketball doesn’t have that freedom of movement. You’re restricted to wherever the hoops are. Tim Shields and his invention, the Uball, are hoping to break that shackle that’s holding basketball back. Much like being able to set up a volleyball net anywhere and begin playing, Uball lets you carry around and set up an 8.5 foot pole and hoop anywhere, giving you the ability to engage in a game of basketball anywhere you go, in the fields, at the beach, or even in your backyard.

What Uball does for basketball is similar to what ice did for hockey. It dramatically changes the way the game is played, while also catering to your obsession for the sport. The 8.5 foot hoop comes with Tim’s new version of being able to play basketball on sand or even on grass, where you can’t really dribble or bounce the ball (much like how you can’t roll an ice-hockey puck the way you’d roll a hockey ball). With Uball, there’s no dribbling and no out-of-bound areas. You can hold the ball for the duration of two steps, before passing it to a teammate, who can literally dunk or shoot from anywhere on the field… even behind the hoop! Uball’s hoop, however, conforms to the design of a standard basketball hoop, so as to not drastically change the gameplay. The only difference is that this eight and a half foot hoop folds up into a backpack-sized package that you can carry on your shoulders, along with the basketball.

The Uball’s design is optimized for portability, with a simple multiple-part assembly that weighs roughly 30 pounds. Its base firmly screws into the ground like a beach umbrella does, allowing the hoop to take the strains of the game without collapsing. Assembly takes minutes too, as you put the poles together, fix the hoop and backboard in place, and prop it all up on the firmly secured base. The poles can be height-adjusted too, if you’ve got children playing, and Uball conveniently comes with not one, but two basketballs that you can carry along with you. You can easily play a game with just one Uball hoop (Tim’s modified version accommodates for it too), or if you’d like something that’s more on the traditional side of the spectrum, you can have two people carry their own respective Uball kits for a more conventional game of basketball. Designed to finally make basketball as nomadic a game as soccer, Uball represents a dream where people can shoot hoops at the beach too!

Designer: Timothy Shields

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Uball: World’s First Backpackable Hoop Set

Uball is a new version of basketball that you can play on a beach or at a field. The basketball hoop set can be packed up, carried on your back, and secured into the ground like a beach umbrella. Its reduced height of 8.5 ft. (adjustable down to 5.5 ft.) and smaller basketball allows everyone to experience one of the greatest plays in basketball: the slam dunk.

Uball is a movement that is reinventing the way people play and think about basketball. Check out the basic rules of Uball above. They also have an in-depth rule book you can view here.

Below: How It Works

Step 1: Similar to a beach umbrella, secure ground screw into ground by turning it.

Step 2: Attach rim to pole and backboard with two knobs.

Step 3: Join poles together with two pins at your desired height.

Step 4: Lift backboard, rim, and pole and place it on the ground screw.

Step 5: Tighten three knobs on ground screw to pole.

Uball basketballs are at a slightly reduced size (25.5″ circumference instead of 29.5″ circumference), so the average person can now palm the ball. The basketballs are still large enough where you can shoot it normally.

Uball Engineering

No detail was too small for their engineering experts. Through multiple rounds of development, testing and redesign, they are bringing to the world a product built for optimal portability and durability.

Portability: Your Uball set is converted into a backpack so that everything can be carried on your back on any adventure.

1. The ground screw, the rim, and the balls are easily attached to the backboard.
2. The backboard can be converted into a backpack with adjustable straps.
3. The pole and its pad come with a strap that you can sling over your shoulder for easy transport.

Durability: A high-quality product created to keep up with you.

Rim: custom-designed to withstand the force of slam dunks through its steel-faceted curve. We have developed a rim that can handle powerful dunks from athletes in the NFL, NBA, and elite college basketball programs, as well as the hundreds of students from 12-23 years old that have tested the strength of the rim over the past six months.

Backboard: structured with a steel frame so that it will maintain its integrity and rigidity in travel and play.

Pole: made of steel in order to handle the strength and stress of any type of shot.

Ground Screw: screws into the ground 12-15 inches deep, and is what makes the system stable.

Uball Story

Tim Shields, CEO, and Molly Shields, Vice President, are co-founders of Uball. Tim left the University of Virginia to pursue Uball full-time, while Molly is entering her senior year at UVA. Their love of sports and their entrepreneurial spirit helped them see an opportunity to create something completely new – revolutionizing the way people play basketball.

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