Many, if not all, would agree that smartphones are the only device category in our day to day existence that needs to be charged most frequently. However, while every other device has gone the wireless route, it was only with the recent support of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X that wireless infrastructure for smartphone devices has begun to get the prominence in truly merits – although the technology has been in existence for some time now.
As inconsequential as it may seem, the wireless charger is a blessing – and not even in disguise – that every smartphone user could do with. Providentially, it’s becoming more and more mainstream and we have a number of great options for a tangle-free existence in today’s smartphone environment.
There are, basically, two wireless charging standards for smartphones– the Qi and the PMA. Without going into their technical aspects, let’s just say that the former is a far more popular option, what with the exclusive support of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
We have compiled here a list of the 10 best Qi-compatible wireless charging pads available in the market today.
ANKER PowerPort Wireless 12 W (69.99)
Wireless charging pad with 12W wall charger for Galaxy Note5, S7|S7 edge|S6|S6 , edge|S6 edge+|Nexus 4|5|6|7, LG G3 and other devices.
Thanks to cutting-edge Wireless inductive technology, charging an enabled device is as simple as setting it down. Anti-slip rubber coating keeps any phone in place to ensure complete security while charging.
Advanced temperature control activates at 107° Fahrenheit to ensure devices are completely safe. The power-efficient idle mode prevents overcharging and minimizes energy waste.
Slim & Sleek
Compact, buttonless design so this charger fits perfectly on any desk or nightstand to deliver wireless charging anywhere you want.
Charging Status Indicator
LED display shines red when ready to charge, blue when charging, and both when a device is fully charged. Indicates a device is not supported by blinking.
Popular Smartphones that Support Wireless Enabled Direct Charging
Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Google Nexus 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 (2nd gen) LG G3 / Optimus G PRO HTC Droid DNA / 8X Motorola Droid Maxx / Droid Mini Nokia Lumia 920 / 928 / 1020
–Confirm that your device is Wireless-compliant or use a Wireless-compliant cover to enable wireless charging.
–Remove protective cases to ensure effective charging
–Charger not compatible with Google Nexus 5X, 6P, and Moto 360
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Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad ($59.99)
- Designed with Apple for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. AC adapter with 5′ cord included
- Delivers the optimal charging output for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
- Delivers a more reliable charging experience than standard 5W Qi chargers. It won’t overheat or shut down prematurely
- Engineered to work with most lightweight cases; charge without removing your case
- Engineered to be compatible with other QI enabled devices
- Place your phone on the non-slip charging surface that secures your device while charging
- A green LED light shows when your phone is correctly aligned on the pad and charging
- $2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty for peace of mind
- Register your charging pad at Belkin.com/BoostUpYourWarranty to receive an additional year to your 2 Year Warranty
*Launching on December 1, 2017
Choetech T511 ($20)
- CHOETECH Qi Certified T511 Qi Wireless Charger Pad with Anti-Slip Rubber for Qi-Enabled Devices
- This Wireless Charger pad works with fully Qi-enabled devices like iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Lumia920 and other Qi-enabled devices
- Displays a Solid Blue Light Indicator if wireless charger works correctly
- Wall charger plug is not provided or required, use the wall charger that comes with your phone
- 2 Amps AC Adapter/Power Source needed when charing with Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, LG G2, Nexus 4, Pentax WG-III camera, and other Qi-enabled devices not mentioned here
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Fonesalesman WoodPuck: Bamboo Edition Wireless Charger ($59.99)
- Use the WoodPuck to Wirelessly charge your Qi-enabled device
- Distinctive look and feel of natural bamboo complements any environment perfectly
- Solid and Sturdy Build, with Wireless Charging built-in
- WoodPuck hides your micro-USB socket & plug making the Qi technology inside even more discreet
- A simple audible notification will indicate the when charging commences. Poor Sync Detection prevents any excess heat, with an audible cycling signal alerting of inefficient placement
- Available in the colors light Cappuccino and dark Espresso
Ikea Riggad Work Lamp (69.99)
- LED work lamp w/wireless charging
- Work lamp that doubles as a charger.
- Winner of the prestigious international iF Design Award, acknowledged for its design with birch details, like the on-off switch on top of the shade.You can easily charge your smartphone wirelessly. If your phone supports wireless charging, place it on the built-in charger. If not, you will need to purchase a wireless charging cover.
- You can charge 2 devices at the same time since there is also a USB port built into the lamp.
- Provides a directed light that is great for reading.
- You can easily direct the light where you want it because the lamp arm and head are adjustable.
- The LED light source consumes up to 85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Kroma Wireless Charger
- Kroma Wireless Charging Pad for Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, Nexus 4/5/6 and All Qi-Enabled Devices
- Wireless charging initiates immediately when you place any Qi-enabled device/any device with a Qi-compatible cover on the charging pad
- Portable, lightweight, and durable. Perfect way to eliminate the hassle of wires in your on-the-go life
- NOTE: Use a 2A adapter/power source for optimal results. Input requirements: minimum – 5V/1.5A; Output: 5V/1A
- Includes: one Kroma Wireless Charger, Micro USB cable, and instruction manual
MOPHIE Force Desk Mount ($59.95)
- Qi-enabled charge moun
- tCharges on contac
- tAdjustable viewing angle
- Magnetic positioning
The charge force magnetic attraction makes this the most convenient way to charge while staying productive at home or work. Simply place your mophie case against the desk mount and charging begins automatically.
PLESON PLS-WR-C400 (59.99)
Wireless Charger 2 Coils Cell QI Fast Wireless Charging Pad Stand for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus S8+ S8 Galaxy S7 S7 Edge Note 5 S6 Edge Plus etc
LIGHTNING FAST AND CASE COMPATIBLE: The coolest wireless phone charger (With a Micro USB Jack). Enjoy 1.4 times faster charging and save your precious time and energy! Compatible with most kinds of cases, including tough armor case, rubber case, hybrid case, plastic/TPU/PC cases etc.(Not including magnetic metal plate case)
ENJOY WIDE COMPATIBILITY: Being extremely compatible, this fast wireless charger is here to accommodate even your most demanding needs. The Fast Charge Mode is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+/S8 Plus, Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge. Other Qi-enabled devices will charge at standard wireless charging speeds. Some devices need an extra receiver (Not Included): Samsung Note 4, Note 3, S5, S4, iPhone, LG G3, G4 etc.
CHOOSE CHARGING STYLE: One of the greatest things about this wireless charger stand, besides the compact design and anti-slip mat, is its multifunctional role. Charge your mobile either horizontally or vertically. With the built-in over-voltage, under-voltage, temperature control, surge protection and short-circuit prevention features, we ensure ultimate safety for your smartphone.
NO WIRES, NO BEEPS, NO LIGHTS: Sleep-friendly, Forget about all tangled up wires, beeping sounds, and annoying lights and invest in this modern mobile phone charger! Its LED indicator will automatically shut off after 10 seconds. Sleep safe and sound from now on.
GET THIS WIRELESS CHARGER RISK FREE: Since your satisfaction is our top priority, this wireless standing charger is backed by our 60-day money back guarantee policy! By using QC 2.0 adapter (NOT INCLUDED) or original adapters and cables, enables fast charging on the spot.
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RAVPOWER 2 Coils Wireless Charger (19.99)
Convenient Qi Wireless Charging: Say goodbye to tangled cords and wirelessly charge by simply laying your phone on the charging stand (Note: Does not charge through metal phone cases or cases thicker than 3 mm)
Highly Versatile and Compatible: Works with all Qi-enabled devices and rapidly recharges smartphones with fast charge functionality like the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S7 / S7 edge / Note 5 / S6 edge+; add Qi wireless charging to non-compatible smartphones by connecting them to a Qi receiver (Note: Requires a separately sold QC adapter higher than 15W to fast charge)
Dual Viewing Angles: 2-coil wireless pad charges your phone vertically or horizontally for the most ideal view and support when watching videos, listening to music, playing games, and more Discreet, Yet Informative LED: Bottom placed circular light blinks as to notify you of the current charging status (Note: Fully charged light indication works with Samsung devices only)
All Around Protection: Features internal safeguards against overcharge, overcurrent, overvoltage, and overheat; anti-slip bottom silicone rim and raised support give extra stability and peace of mind
Seneo Qi Wireless Charger ($28.16)
iPhone X 8 Plus Wireless Charger, Seneo Fast Wireless Charger Pad for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 S8 Plus S8 S7 S7 Edge Note 5 S6 Edge Plus and Standard Qi Charger Pad for iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
WIRELESS CHARGING: Seneo qi wireless charger saves your precious time and worries no more about messy cables, just place down your phone on qi charging pad and charge
APPLICABLE MODELS: Fast charge modes are ONLY available for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8 Plus, S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, Note 5 models. For iPhone X, iPhone S8, S8 Plus and other Qi-enabled devices will be charged at regular speed; Those devices without QI need extra QI receiver for Wireless Charging.
NO ANNOYING LIGHTS, NO BEEP: Forget about annoying beeping sounds, lights flashing during charging time. The soft and warm breathing LED will automatically turn off after only 5 seconds without distracting your peaceful sleep. Built-in over-voltage, under-voltage, and short-circuit protection provides ultimate safety for your smart phone.
ULTRA SLIM DESIGN: No heavy charger anymore! With 0.3in thickness, you can take Seneo slim and light qi charger pad to anywhere and charger at any time.
TIPS: For fast charging, QC 2.0, 3.0 and above adapter (not included) is required as its power source. It’s normal for your phone to get warm or even warmer during charging and remove phone case before charging
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