Pancake lenses are small and inconspicuous, making them ideal for street photography and similar applications. However, the LightPix Labs Power Lens 40mm F2.8 lens we are looking at here won't be of much help when out shooting in the street. That's because it is a wireless smartphone charger that has been designed to look like a pancake lens.

That said, it still looks like a useful accessory, especially if you like charging your phone in style.

The Power Lens works with all devices supporting the Qi wireless charging standard and that's most of them, including the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone X, Galaxy S8 / S8+ / Note 8, and many other high-end devices. The makers of the gadget say the Power Lens can also charge your smartphone up to 1.5 times faster than a standard wireless charger if used in combination with a QC 2.0 / 3.0 compatible wall adapter.

The lens makes a shutter sound when charging starts but can be muted if you prefer peace and quiet.

The Power Lens will start shipping November 28th and comes with an introductory price tag of $30 for the first 200 units—the regular price is $40. More information is available on the LightPix Labs website.