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Incense charger / Wireless charger

Incense charger
Incense charger

The reason why people can't let go of their smartphones is that they are so absorbed in the phone that they don't recognize the time spent. The product helps users consciously analyze their behavior and control time on their own. It was designed with the motif of the incense stick used to stabilize the mind in the Orient. Incense stick is used as an indicator of time as the length of time is getting shorter and shorter by typing from the top. The lights on the stick, which are set perpendicular to the charger, slowly go out as if the incense stick were gradually burning, allowing users to naturally recognize the time spent using the phone.


Chung-ang University

Chung-ang University
Anseong, South Korea

Kim Hyena,
Chung-ang University

Kim Soomin,
Hongik University