[Top] 10 Wireless Charger
The wireless charger was first seen in a smartphone in 2012 but it’s in the last couple of years that it’s become really popular. The important thing to note about wireless charging is that it’s still very much in its nascent stage.
While it may not have taken off in the way many expected it to it’s still largely restricted to flagship smartphones. It’s a small change, but one that makes keeping your phone juiced up an unconscious part of your life.
And in some cases not even there it’s hard to argue against the convenience of just placing your smartphone on a surface and have it charge without the need of plugging in additional cables.
The speeds are slow at best, and there’s a lot of fine print that you need need to look at when comparing various chargers.
Wireless charging pads aren’t a new invention, but with more and more phone manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon, they’re an increasingly convenient way to top off your phone without hunting for a cable.
Plus, they’re universal: whether you’ve got an iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy, or nearly any wirelessly charging accessory, they all work with the same pads.
Sure, your phone will work just fine with the wired charger it comes with, but a wireless charger makes charging your phone as simple as putting it down on a surface perfect for a desk or nightstand.
Best Wireless Charger For Phone and iPhone
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad 7.5W
the longest time.
This is only one of two models in our list that comes with a bundled power adapter, which means you don’t need to worry about investing in an additional fast charger.
- Input type: Proprietary
- Input: 15V/1.5A
- Output: 7.5W
- What’s in the box: Charger with charging cable
- What we liked: Well-built; a large base that allows the device to rest on the charger without any problems
- What we didn’t like: Relatively slow speeds; expensive
- Price: Rs. 4,499
- Warranty: 2+1 years. Connected equipment warranty up to a value of Rs. 1,50,000.
BlackBerry Wireless Charger
The BlackBerry Wireless Charger is officially rated at 5W speeds, but in our real-world tests, it was as fast as other chargers rated at the 10W output, which was a bit of a pleasant surprise.
We really liked the build quality but didn’t appreciate the fact that a Type-C cable isn’t bundled with the charger.
- Input type: Type-C
- Input: QC 2.0
- Output: 5W
- What’s in the box: Nothing other than the charger
- What we liked: Well designed
- What we didn’t like: Type-C cable not included
- Price: Rs. 2,499
- Warranty: 6 months
Mophie Charge Stream Pad+
The Charge Stream Pad+ is a substantial upgrade over Mophie’s previous charging pad offering, the Wireless Charging Base.
At a retail price of about $60, it’s a little on the expensive side, but it’s a better buy than the Wireless Charging Base was.
While the Wireless Charging Base used a proprietary power adapter that connected to the charging pad via a small barrel connector, the Charge Stream Pad+ uses a micro USB cable and adapter.
The connector for it on the pad is deeply recessed, which makes it hard to use other micro USB cables with it, but at least you can use the adapter and cable to charge other micro USB devices (like digital cameras or Android phones).
Charge performance is improved, too. It tops out at 10 watts on supported Android phones, though the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X are limited to 7.5 watts (that’s an Apple thing, not a Mophie thing).
Boost Up Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch
Available in black or white, it’s got an elegant design with a nice mix of matte and glossy finish.
You can’t charge your phone in landscape orientation—the charging pad is too high up, and larger iPhones would run into the Watch charger.
And unfortunately, the middle of the Apple Watch charger is white (even if you have the black stand), but there’s no officially supported way around that.
Phone placement is easy and the charging rate is solid. The stand supports 7.5W charging for your iPhone and 5 watts for your Watch, both simultaneously.
There’s a little USB-A port around the back if you need to charge another device, too. The Watch charger is arranged vertically, perfect for those with loop-style bands that prevent you from laying your Apple Watch down flat.
If only the price wasn’t so high. $160 is three times the price of other high-quality wireless phone charging stands, and sticking a nice little Apple Watch charger on the side isn’t enough to make that price differential worth it.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
The Boost Up wireless charging stand looks like something out of a sci-fi series, and not in a good way. It’s a big circular disc propped up on a large and odd-looking stand that kind of looks like a retro-future easel. To be frank, it’s a bit of an eyesore.
Power is supplied by a bulky AC adapter permenatly attached to a power cord, ending in a barrel connector, which will be a pain to replace if you lose it and can’t be used for any of your other gadgets.
There’s no denying it works well, though. The generous width and curved corners of the bottom make it really easy to drop your iPhone on the stand without getting the alignment off, and the way the phone holder’s sides cut up a couple of inches makes it really great for landscape orientation.
It also maintains a strong charging connection even though most cases, and it’s very stable poking and prodding your phone while it’s on the charger won’t cause it to tip or slide around.
It’s also pretty expensive, at a retail price of $69.99 (you can often find it online for about $15 less).
Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand
Anker’s new PowerWave products greatly improve quality over its older wireless chargers, but they bump up the price to match.
The new stand looks good, as long as you’re okay with the white color. A small blue charge indicator on the front is subtle enough to use on your bedside table.
The angle is steep enough to make it suitable for unlocking your iPhone X with Face ID while your phone is resting on your desk.
Anker includes a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible power adapter and a matching white microUSB cable, but the cable is way too short. Anker’s spec sheet says it’s three feet long, already a little on the short side, and we measured it at 34 inches.
The charger supports 7.5W charging on Apple devices and the 10W fast charge mode on the latest Samsung flagship phones.
The RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand (RP-PC069)
The RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand (RP-PC069) can charge common smartphones like the iPhone XR from empty to about 50 percent in an hour, while much of the competition is closer to 30 or 40 percent.
Google Pixel Stand
The Pixel Stand released alongside the Pixel 3₹ 56,840 and Pixel 3 XL₹ 55,490 last year, and though it’s designed to offer additional features like the ability to use your phone.
As a photo frame, interface with smart home devices, and more with the Pixel 3 duo, the Pixel Stand works as a standard charger with other Qi-compatible phones as well.
This worked fine for us as long as we used the bundled power adapter, but while using third-party chargers including some rated to provide the same output as the one that ships with the Pixel Stand our experience was a little bit different.
While the Pixel Stand charged the iPhone XR just fine, it just refused to charge our Huawei Mate 20 Pro and iPhone XS Max units. Now, this is something most users won’t need to worry about, but we found it to be strange nonetheless.
You can easily find this little Qi wireless charger for about $10, which makes it one of the least expensive options for wirelessly charging your iPhone 8 or iPhone X.