Recently we got a chance to sit down with HEXCAL about Monolith. Its designed to be your end all for device charging. It combines features such as GaN technology and even AI to make sure devices are charged sufficiently and in a timely manner.
Sitting down with CEO Edward Lucas he gave me a run through and hands-on of the product ranging from operating Monolith to even showing the different use case scenarios and various modules that will be available with the device and additional attachments down the line.
I see it as for those that are super power users of tech and have more devices than they do wires and plugs. I have been a fan of mods if done right and also if they don’t go forth breaking the wallets of consumers.
HEXCAL Monolith has just hit Kickstarter today and will be interesting to see where it goes from here and if it also continues to evolve in some way by its final release. To learn more about Monolith check the presser below but also check out their Kickstarter page to see it in some action on video.
HEXCAL Launches Its First Smart Power Management IoT Solution, Monolith
The world’s first universal, smart electronics e-Butler with inbuilt IoT capabilities will help consumers efficiently power and manage devices
November 07, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
BUSINESS WIRE–Today, HEXCAL, an innovative startup specializing in hardware, computer technology and ubiquitous computing, announced the launch of Monolith, the world’s first universal, smart electronics e-Butler, built to help today’s connected consumer power and manage their digital devices. Unlike a standard power dock, Monolith leverages the latest GaN technology and smart AI management to not only efficiently charge devices, but manage device power based on each individual’s usage trends.
Monolith offers precise multi-device power management and improves charging efficiency by over 50 percent, with the ability to power up to four devices at once. The interchangeable modules are compatible with over 300 devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, headphones, smartwatches, camera batteries and gaming controllers/consoles. There is a module set to suit each consumers’ specific needs. Its unique design also delivers the world’s first cordless charging experience to the market.
The product is being launched with a Kickstarter campaign that can be found here. It’s Hexcal’s first entry into the IoT market, in what is expected to be a series of continued power management advancements and new smart capabilities.
“After three years developing Monolith, the HEXCAL team is incredibly proud to launch our first product through a Kickstarter campaign,” said HEXCAL CEO, Edward Lucas. “Technology devices are becoming an increasingly vital part of each individuals’ work, personal and family lives, and we developed Monolith with their needs in mind. Forget the burden of managing each device’s battery levels and worrying about whether devices will be ready when you need them – let Monolith take care of this for you and get back to living a productive, enjoyable life.”
Monolith is versatile
Monolith’s 11 unique modules are compatible with more than 300 types of electronic devices. The Monolith base set has three modules:
- LIGHTNING DOCK for the iPhone series or Type-C smartphones
- QI-ENABLED WIRELESS for smartphones, headphone pods, etc.
- MODULE X with interchangeable Type-C, Lightning and Micro USB connectors (for example, laptops, tablets, electric toothbrushes or shavers)
- FAST CHARGING capabilities for an iPhone (with lightning) can charge up to 18W and an Android phone (with Type-C) can charge at a maximum of 45W
In addition, Monolith comes with a power base that boosts the charging capabilities to 120W. This enhances the power management experience in heavy-use situations like at work.
Monolith is portable
With its built-in power facilities, Monolith delivers a true all-in-one experience and the power management modern devices require in the size of a palm, conveniently and efficiently in a compact, light and sleek package. You can easily carry Monolith anywhere and everywhere, for example at home, the office, airport, hotel or a coffee shop, removing the hassle of tangled wires and limited power outlets and eliminating the burden of forgetting a specific cord. Monolith also offers consumers a button-less, portable battery for longer trips on the go. This battery simply clips on to the back of Monolith to maintain the sleek build.
Monolith is customizable
Through intuitive controls, consumers can set their power management priorities or optimize them based on daily plans, which can be controlled with or without the help of the Monolith app. Through the Monolith app, consumers can manage current devices and change power management modes depending on their individual needs, from business trips, travel, office meetings, or daily use – where device priorities might be different.
Monolith greets consumers when they come home and updates them frequently with the power state of devices, with a lighting and button-interface system that allows users to check and prioritize charging needs manually. In 2020, Hexcal will explore two-way voice communication via the smart speaker, which opens the door to new portable smart IoT capabilities such as weather monitoring, device control and more. Through the intuitive, button-less smart speaker attachment, Hexcal will look to bring voice capabilities to the Monolith.
We are HEXCAL, founded in London in 2014. Creating innovative solutions to meet future demands has always been our objective. We developed Monolith and have managed to continually improve the product with enhanced functionality and optimized performance, combining the world’s universal electronics e-Butler and multi-device smart power manager with a GaN core.
Formed by a team of engineers, HEXCAL strives to narrow the gap between humans and the digital world. HEXCAL is here to help care for and manage your digital life. Our team will continue to innovate and bring upgraded products to our users, and welcome all our connected consumers as companions along the way.