You’re a middle school teacher about to get students started on their work for the day but then you hear it, the dreaded, “My iPad is dead, I left my charger at home!” Or maybe you’re a nurse running from patient room to patient room and your iPad is low, you go to switch it out only to find cable chaos making the switch anything but quick and easy. Either way, cables are the bane of your existence.
It’s been 12 years since the iPad first came on the scene and while iPad technology continues to be revolutionary, 12 years later, we are still dealing with the hassles of charging cables. Whether that be the traditional 30-pin, the newer lightning cable, or now USB-C. Brenthaven+, our new line of cable-free charging technology changes iPad charging forever, by eliminating cables all together.
Broken, lost, or tangled messes of cables are a pain when it comes to managing your iPad fleet. Replacing cables is costly, impacts your budget, and wastes your time. The true cost of charging an iPad is beyond just replacing cables each year. All those broken cables end up in the trash and ultimately the landfill. With environmental and financial ramifications at play, what is the true cost of iPad charging, you may ask? Let’s dive in.
- Time & Money
- Electronic Waste
Time & Money
We already know there aren’t enough hours in the day for everything we need to do. When you add in the inconvenience of searching for, replacing, or untangling cables, the payroll hours for your IT department add up. The effort they go through to replace cables- ordering, exchanging, shipping, and storing the old and new cables is a burden. Eliminating the need for managing charging cables allows IT departments to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on other critical IT activities. Removing cables from the workflow allows students to learn, teachers to teach and workers to work without the hassle of cables and replacement costs.
Bulky, steel charge-carts and cabinets need to be a thing of the past. In classrooms and offices, where space is already a highly valued commodity, you need a charging system that is going to be sleek, simple, and has a small footprint. With iPad devices being more mobile than ever, going home with students every night and constantly on the go in the workplace, charge-carts used for securing devices nightly, are again, obsolete, especially when you add in features like Apples Find My app to help track down lost or stolen iPad devices. The matter of fact is that schools and businesses need a new solution. Brenthaven+’s new Power5 charging station takes up less than a square foot of space and easily allows users to drop in their devices for charging.
According to the EPA, nearly 80% of electronic waste or eWaste ends up in a landfill. Think of the sheer volume of charging cables that have ended up in landfills after 12 years of the same workflow required to charge an iPad. Multiple that by hundreds of millions of iPad devices in schools and businesses and the problem is significant. Establishing recycling programs, whether through Apple or a local e-recycling company, are vital. Brenthaven is committed to sustainable practices and with Brenthaven+’s new system, our goal has been to cut down on the number of charging cables headed to the landfill each year by going cable-free.
The struggles of cables are officially the past. Brenthaven+ is the solution. Our system is threefold, starting with our durable, protective cases connected to our patented cable-free adapter. They then work together charging iPad devices in our 100-watt, 5-bay, USB-C PD charging station called Power5. We believe that our cable-free ecosystem can help save time, space, and can help keep broken cables out of landfills. Our system is a win for schools and businesses alike thanks to our rugged case design, with drop protection and TechShell certification and our easy-to-use, space-saving Power5 charging system.
Brenthaven+ cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini along with our Cable-Free Adaptor and Power5 Charging Station will be available in early 2023 for purchase. If you are interested in this product line, please complete the form on this page.