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New Audi iPhone case enables wireless in-car charging

Audi has released a new wireless charging case that works in conjunction with its optional Audi Phone Box connection and charging system. 

When the Qi-enabled cover is fitted to the latest Apple iPhone 6 and 6s models they can simply be placed in the centre console to start the charging process, without the need to plug in a separate cable via the USB port. This innovative feature also works outside of the car on any base station that also has Qi functionality. 

Branded with the four Audi rings on the front and rear, the Audi wireless charging case allows unhindered operation of the iPhone’s camera lens and flash, headphone port, speakers and sensors. The small Qi receiver clip on the bottom of the case can also be easily removed to allow full access to the lightning port for charging on the move.  

Featuring a lacquered polycarbonate finish, the case protects against light knocks and scratches and is Apple MFi certified, having met the required performance standards. 

The charging case for iPhone 6 and 6s requires Audi Phone Box to be installed in the car to function.

Available to order as a standalone option from £325 or as part of the Technology Pack on A3, A4, A6, A7, Q2, Q7, TT and R8 models, Audi Phone Box also boosts phone signal quality, depending on reception, when a handset is paired by creating a wireless connection to the vehicle’s aerial. Another convenient feature is the additional Bluetooth interface, which allows two mobile phones to connect to the car simultaneously.

The Audi wireless charging cover for iPhone 6 and 6s can be purchased now from any Audi Centre for an RRP of £35, and is also available to order online now via the Audi merchandise store