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Tesla is bringing back its wireless smartphone charger at a discount

Tesla is bringing back its wireless smartphone charger at a discount


The charger now costs $49, down from $65

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Tesla has started informing customers that its wireless smartphone charger, which quickly went out of stock late last month, will be returning to its online store at a roughly $15 discount, with the electric car maker citing a larger manufacturing quantity as the reason for the price drop. The item is now up for sale, though it may sell out soon given the high demand.

Owners of the charger began posting Tesla’s email regarding the charger on Twitter on Monday evening, suggesting it would soon be re-listed on the store. The device originally went on sale through Tesla’s website in late August at $65, featuring a sleek and Apple-like design in white or black, a 6,000 mAh battery for charging, and 5W of output.

Those specs aren’t stellar, considering you can get larger capacity chargers with twice the rate of charging output for less money on Amazon. But given the Tesla brand appeal — and the fact that this was a wireless charger (although it includes an integrated USB-C plug and USB-A port for standard charging) — it makes sense that it sold out fast. Plus, it’s a very nice-looking gadget.

Tesla’s message said it would refund current owners of the charger the $16 difference between the two price points. On Tuesday, one day after initially emailing existing Tesla charger owners, the company re-listed the item on its website at the reduced price.

Update 9/11, 4:13PM ET: Clarified that Tesla has re-listed the item on its online at the reduced price. It is now available for purchase.