Gone are the times when the only possible way to charge your phone was through a wired charger. Nobody wants to keep looking for a charging slot sitting in a coffee shop. It’s a place to enjoy your coffee, not to worry about battery drainage!
If you have a wireless charger, you are good to go. With the introduction of Qi wireless charging technology 9 years ago, wireless chargers came into existence. That made charging phones a lot easier.
What is Qi Wireless Charging?
It is a technology that lets you charge a (compatible) device, using induction transfer and many smartphones now adhere to Qi wireless charging. The compatible device is charged by simply putting it over a wireless pad. As is evident, this does not need any wires or cables.
Apple didn’t support wireless charging for iPhones until recently. Strange, considering the tech giant has always been known for pioneering high-end technology in its products. But there’s good news for Apple loyalists!
The new iPhone series launched on September 12, finally embraced wireless charging. Three phones – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the much-anticipated iPhone X – were introduced in this series.
Though there aren’t much changes in any of the phones, compared to their predecessors, there are a few features that are new. The most noticeable thing about the new series support for Qi wireless charging. All the three iPhones now have glass backs along with a conductive charging receiver that hides beneath them.
Though Apple took quite a while to make use of Qi technology, we hope to see some more interesting wireless charging accessories support in the near future.
In this article, we have curated a list of some of the best wireless chargers for iPhone that supports Qi wireless charging standards. Take a look!
- Anker PowerPort Qi 10
Anker PowerPort Qi 10 wireless charger is based on Qi wireless charging and proves to be a good option for your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. This small piece of gadget has a sleek design and provides a power of 10 W. Its premium design includes breathing LED lights which are blue in color and goes off within 10 seconds after the charging starts.
It also comes with a non-slip charging pad to ensure safety. Along with a compact design, it also has a built-in current, voltage and heat protection system.
You can purchase Anker PowerPort Qi 10 from Amazon.
- Ikea NORDMÄRKE Triple Wireless Charging Pad
Who would not want a charging pad that is capable of charging more than one device at a time? Well, I would personally want to have one. Ikea NORDMÄRKE triple wireless charging pad lets you charge not just one, not two but three devise at the same time. Not only this, it also comes with a USB ports that adds one more to the number of devices it can charge.
However, since it supports 4 devices it is expensive and obviously not portable enough to be carried with ease. The same comes with two designs: wood & wight.
You can purchase Ikea NORDMÄRKE charging pad in the US and in the UK.
- Fonesalesman WoodPuck Bamboo Edition
Bored of the usual plastic chargers? We have the perfect alternative for you. The WoodPuck Bamboo Edition is the perfect solution for you. This wooden wireless charger is light and attractive and is made up of tortoiseshell bamboo. It comes with two colors namely, Cappuccino and Espresso, which makes it even more beautiful. Supporting Qi standards, Woodpuck also provides audible charging notifications.
You can purchase Fonesalesman WoodPuck Bamboo Edition from Amazon.
- Samsung Wireless Charging Stand
Until know all the charging pads we have discussed wanted the phones to be laid flat. However, with Samsung Wireless Charging Stand, there isn’t a need. It has an innovative angled design lets you charge your phone at ease. This charging stand comes with a LED to ensure that it is working. Another specification includes a cooling fan, which however is a bit troublesome for users since it is too noisy.
Samsung Wireless Charging Stand was initially introduced for its Galaxy series but can easily be used to charge iPhones as it supports Qi wireless charging technology. However, Apple users cannot use the fast wireless charging feature since Apple has not provided support for it.
You can purchase Samsung Wireless Charging Stand from Samsung’s official site.
- Mophie Wireless charging base
Mophie is a well-known brand in the world of wireless charging. Mohpie Wireless charging base supports Qi technology, which means that all the three newly introduced iPhones namely iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X can easily be charged when placed on the wireless base. With its compact design this can easily fit in your office or home. Also, with Mophie you don’t have to worry about your expensive piece of iPhone slipping, all thanks to its rubberized finish.
Using this charging base users can quick charge their iPhones with speeds with up to 7.5W of power.
The same will be available soon for purchase on Apple’s online store or the Mophie’s official site.
- Belkin Boost Up 15W
Have your brand-new iPhone charged safely and quickly with Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad. Belkin is another third-party brand that Apple has recommended for wireless chargers. As per Apple, Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad will work perfectly fine with iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X.
Belkin adheres to Qi standards, and can easily deliver upto 7.5 W to your iPhone. Another features include a LED light, a non-slippery surface, a fan-less design to ensure noiseless charging and a thermal protection sensor to provide safe operation.
The charging pad also allows charging iPhones with their covers on with a maximum thickness of 3 mm.
The same will be available soon for purchase on Belkin’s official site.
3. Apple AirPower
With the release of iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X, Apple also announced its new wireless charger that they are currently working upon. Apple is going to name it Apple AirPower. With Apple AirPower, it will be possible to charge Apple’s new iPhone series, Apple Watch and Apple iPods. One more feature that stands out is that using AirPower, users will be able to charge all the three compatible devices at the same time.
Apple AirPower is supposed to be rolled out in year 2018.
Personally speaking, I am awaiting the Apple AirPower. What’s your pick? Let us know in the comments below!