FAQs

Which iPhone models work with the Latitude?

The Latitude is available in two sizes to fit your iPhone 6/6s or iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus like a glove.

Will the Latitude work with my car's built-in wireless charging system?

Yes! The Latitude works with built-in wireless charging systems provided by major car manufacturers, including GM (Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC) and Toyota/Lexus.

The only obstacle to using an in-car charging system involves an issue unrelated to the Latitude or any other charging case. It’s due to the fact that the built-in charging pad in several current vehicles (including some GM and Toyota/Lexus models) is too small to accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus (or any similarly-large mobile phone). Note that this issue does not affect users with the iPhone 6 or 6s.

Click here for information and user instructions for GM (Cadillac/Chevrolet/GMC) vehicles.

Click here for information and user instructions for Toyota vehicles.

Click here for information and user instructions for Lexus vehicles.

Will the Latitude work with my Qi wireless charger?

Yes! The Latitude works with every type of Qi wireless charging device, including BEZALEL’s Futura X Wireless Charging Pad and IKEA wireless charging furniture.

Will the Latitude work with my Powermat (PMA) wireless charger?

Yes! The Latitude is the first and only universal (i.e., dual-mode) wireless charger that is compatible with every type of wireless charging device, including those at many Starbucks locations that use the Powermat (PMA) charging standard. To power up at Starbucks or anywhere with a PMA charger, simply place your iPhone with Latitude case on the charging pad.

Click here for demo video about using the Latitude at Starbucks

Can I still use a Lightning cable to charge and sync my iPhone the old-fashioned way?

Yes! The Latitude has a unique, super-durable and flexible Lightning cable connector, which allows you to sync and charge your iPhone the old-fashioned way without having to remove the case.

Do the Prelude charger and Futura X charger work with my iPhone?

Yes! Wireless charging is enabled on the iPhone (iPhone 5 and later) with our Latitude universal charging case .

Do the Prelude charger and Futura charger work with my Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge / S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+?

Yes! The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S6 series all have built-in wireless charging capability that’s compatible with the Prelude and Futura X charger. You don’t need a receiver patch or aftermarket case; the Galaxy S7 and S6 are ready out-of-the-box for wireless charging.

What about other devices? Does mine have built-in wireless charging capability, and is it compatible with the Prelude and the Futura X?

Both of the Prelude and the Futura X charger are compatible with any mobile device that supports the international Qi wireless charging standard. Some phones, tablets, watches, etc. are compatible out of the box, while others may require an additional receiver case or patch. Many mobile devices, including those from market leaders like Samsung, LG, Nokia, Sony, Motorola and HTC, already comply with the Qi standard, and therefore work seamlessly with the Prelude and the Futura wireless charger.

Click here for compatibility information on a range of mobile devices.

How quickly does the Prelude charge my mobile device?

Wireless charging with the Prelude is as fast as your standard wall charger (1 Amp). However, please note that some wireless charging receivers may charge at a slightly slower rate.

In addition, the Prelude can also charge your phone up to 50% faster (at 1.5 Amp) via a USB cable as long as your phone is designed to accept that much power.

Can I charge multiple devices with the Prelude at the same time?

Yes! The Prelude can wirelessly charge your device and charge your 2nd device (smartphone, tablet etc.) via a USB cable at the same time.

My phone feels warm to the touch after wireless charging. Is this normal?

It’s normal for a device to get slightly warm during wireless charging. Keep in mind that most conventional plug-in chargers also feel warm to the touch while charging.

Will the Prelude charger and the Futura X wireless charger work through a conventional phone/tablet case?

Almost always. We've tested many cases, and the Prelude is compatible with nearly all of them. That said, some cases that are extremely bulky and/or constructed of metal can affect charging speed, or may not be compatible.

Are the Prelude charger and the Futura X charger safe to use?

Absolutely. The Prelude (or the Futura X) emits only non-ionizing energy, which is harmless.

What is wireless charging and how does it work?

Wireless charging (also known as inductive charging) is a convenient, hassle-free way to power up mobile devices. It uses an electromagnetic field instead of a cord to transfer power between charging station and device, thereby eliminating the need for wires. It’s a proven concept that has been used for many years in wirelessly charged household appliances such as electric toothbrushes (that are recharged via a wireless docking station).

BEZALEL’s Prelude uses the global Qi wireless charging standard compatible with most current mobile devices. All that’s required for wireless charging is the Prelude and a Qi-enabled smartphone, smartwatch or tablet. Non Qi-equipped devices (such as the current iPhone) can be made compatible via a Qi receiver patch.

What makes wireless charging so convenient?

Charging cords are a hassle, but they remain an unfortunate fact of life for most smartphone, tablet and wearable device users (a situation BEZALEL is determined to change). Wireless charging allows you to ditch the cables and eliminate the need to plug into a power source. In addition to offering great products like the Prelude, BEZALEL is also working to make wireless charging as omnipresent as wifi hotspots, so you’ll be able to power up wirelessly at a growing number of public spaces.

Imagine sitting down for a cup of coffee and being able to charge your smartphone automatically simply by placing it on the table at your office or any airport or hotel, not to mention your favorite café. While we’re at it, let’s add your car, as well as trains, planes and other forms of mass transit. The benefits of wireless charging in terms of convenience and productivity are immense. It also results in less e-waste and wear-and-tear on mobile devices.

What is Qi?

Qi (pronounced “chi”) is the dominant international wireless charging standard. It was developed in 2008 by the Wireless Power Consortium for power transfer over short distances (up to 4 cm or 1.6 inches). It’s the technology standard used in BEZALEL’s Prelude wireless charger. “Chi” is a Chinese term that translates roughly to mean “natural energy” or “energy flow.”