Crowdfunding powers the ARK launch

Los Angeles-based startup Bezalel is turning to the crowd for help in its launch of a portable, compact cordless charging device.

The ARK is poised to enter the growing market of consumers tired of having to find a place to plug in their smartphone, iPad or tablet when it runs out of juice. Bezalel’s charging device is compatible with Qi-certified devices, including the iPhone 4 and later, the Nokia Lumia series, and Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, and Nexus 4.

The company is raising money through Kickstarter, Techcrunch reports, and with 39 days to go its goal of $35,000 is in sight.