Wireless chargers may just be the best invention for all the digital nomads out there.
Listen, you’ve probably got more than one device on you right now: a phone, for starters, followed by earbuds and a smartwatch. Add a bunch of tangled wires in your bag for each and you’ve got yourself a gadget pasta waiting for you to unravel.
Besides taking up precious space in our bags, we’re certainly not going to waste time de-tangling this digital bouquet just to juice our devices. Enter wireless chargers: fuss-free, easy and simple. All you need to do is place your phone or another Qi-certified device on it and you’ll be good to go.
Some of the choices on this list even charge up to three devices at one go, and they allow you to charge your phone upright in a horizontal position as well, making it great for all the busy bees with extended zoom meetings.
Read on for the full list.
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Belkin’s Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand is great for those who need to be constantly updated while they’re working from home, as the design allows you to charge your phone upright in both portrait or landscape mode. You won’t even need to remove your phone case to charge your phone: it is compatible with cases that are up to three millimetres thick. This one also comes with a Bluetooth speaker for you to play some lo-fi beats while you work, and is protected by a two-year product warranty.
If you’re an Apple user just like the rest of us, then we think the Apple MagSafe Duo Charger will probably be your best bet. Not only does it make wireless charging a literal snap thanks to its magnets, it also delivers 15W of power to your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is double the speed of most 7.5W chargers. Best of all, you can also charge accessories like the Apple Watch, the Wireless Charging Case for AirPods and other Qi-certified devices simultaneously.
If you’re juggling a smartwatch, earbuds and a phone, you’ll probably need this 3-in-1 Qi 15W Fast Charging Dock Station. This device supports all three at once, so you can just place your gear on stand and start charging. Besides Apple devices, it also supports Samsung, Huawei and other phones that make use of Qi wireless charging.
If you’re looking for a device that can juice two phones at the same time, you should consider the Choetech Dual Fast Wireless Charger. It’s built with a sleek anti-slip PU leather surface, and heat dissipation holes at the bottom to keep your phone cool while charging. The Choetech supports up to 10W output when charging two devices, and its built-in 5 coils help to provide a wider charging area to boost charging efficiency, meaning you won’t have to fumble around for that sweet charging spot.
The Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger Stand’s biggest selling point? An internal cooling fan that ensures your phone won’t overheat. It’s also designed to be case-friendly for rubber, plastic and tpu cases that are less than five millimetres thick so you can charge your phone without much fuss. That, plus an anti-slip surface and a worry-free 18-month warranty, makes the Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger Stand a great value for most users.