I’m really — really — excited about POWERGO-GO. It’s a set of iPhone accessories that will dock and charge your phone wirelessly. Yes, plenty of Android devices have built-in wireless charging and yes there is at least one other magnetic docking system I can think of, but for iPhone users POWERGO-GO brings together the best of both worlds. As I tech reviewer I see a lot of gadgets each week and I have to say I was surprised at how much I have enjoyed using this system; I expected it to be interested and maybe even cool, but I didn’t expect it to be as compelling as it is.
The POWERGO-GO system consists of an iPhone case, a dock, a car dock, a portable battery and a charging cord and everything snaps together magnetically (which is really awesome in real-world use). Also, the wireless docking doesn’t just charge your phone; it can sync data as well. The case is the main draw, of course, and you can choose to power it any way you’d like: but you’ll need at least one charger. I tested all of the above.
My test device is the brand new iPhone 6s. The Powergo-go set I got was technically for the iPhone 6 but is completely compatible with the 6s; I’ve had no issues.
One thing I don’t like — or at least that I think needs improvement — is the look and design of the iPhone case. It’s okay, but it adds quite a bit of bulk to the phone. If you know anything about me (if you’ve read any of my iPhone case reviews from the last 12 months) you know I prefer my iPhone cases to be as minimal as possible. I hate bulky. And this case is pretty bulky (similar to a battery case). And yet I can’t hate it because it’s so useful. Put differently, the function is good enough that I’ll gladly forgive the form. And I’m sure that in coming years and iterations the next versions of the POWERGO-GO case will be ever thinner and sleeker.
But that’s about where my griping stops. I like just about everything else about POWERGO-GO.
The case is easy to install. The buttons are easy enough to access and press. It’s not slippery or difficult or uncomfortable to hold. The case does cover up the phone’s speakers on the bottom but ...