To our surprise, wireless phone-charging has actually around for ages now. But it was only until Samsung and Apple’s recent announcements that it created a mainstream appeal for this luxe tool. Over the next couple of months, the Apple Aircharge will make a grand debut and we’re already predicting it to be the next hype in the everyday tech-sphere. Wireless phone chargers or Qi pads were originally designed for smartphones, but now they infused the technology into smartwatches and wireless earphone cases as well. If you’d like to indulge in this digital edge, take a look at these Qi pads we’ve listed below.
Running at 5w, 7.5w as well as 10w, it perfectly adjusts to the required charge be it any device- your smartphone, smartwatch or earpod case. Although, you can only charge two at a time, it does feature an Overload protection system to avoid damage. This Baseus charging pod is compatible with all Qi-certified smartphones and other devices, starting from the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 8 and all later models.
Before they designed their own, this was the super-fast charger that Samsung boasted about having a few years ago. Running at a fixed 10w, it also charges at 10% faster pace than the average wireless charger. It comes with LED indicators and through-case charging capabilities, adding to its ease-of-use. Adding to its safety, it is also equipped with temperature control features and foreign object detection. Best in the single pod class.
This Mophie power pad comes with quite literally everything we’d want from a wireless charging table booth. Fast charging at 10w on everything Qi-certified, charging through lightweight phone cases and safety specs. The pad is slightly bulgy yet comes with a very minimalist aesthetic. However, it only works from iPhone X and upwards, so you’d might want to check your smartphone’s eligibility before purchasing.
What’s particularly unique about this Samsung charge pad is its ability to charge with while the phone is upright. The smartphone-half of the charging pad opens up into a stand, enabling you to have sight of your smartphone even while the phone is charging. It also offers charge support for Samsung smartwatches and the Apple Watch. Currently this Samsung device is one of the market’s most trusted wireless phone chargers.
Belkin has been Apple’s trusted wireless charger since it launched the iPhone X and the Airpods. Being one of the best third party Apple products, it charges at a steady 5w pace and is also compatible with Samsung devices. Being an Apple-loyalist, it also comes with a special Qi-wireless charging case. Suggesting that you’ll have to strip off your smartphone’s case. If you’re an iPhone user, this charging pod is highly recommended.
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