Best Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone iMore 2020

If you have an iPhone that supports Qi charging (iPhone 8 or newer,) a wireless charging pad is a great companion to get along with it. Wireless charging offers the convenience of being able to just set your iPhone down on a pad to charge without having to fumble with a Lightning cable. These are some of our favorite wireless chargers that you can get right now.

Apple approved: Mophie Wireless Charge Pad

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This charging pad will work great with any iPhone that supports wireless charging. It supports fast-charging up to 7.5W, and its rubber surface will keep your new iPhone in place while it charges.

Stand up: Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand

If you want to use your iPhone while it charges, this stand is great. It comes with a the Quick Charge adapter, so you don't need to worry about it delivering the necessary power to charge your phone. Plus, it employs two charging coils, letting you use your iPhone in either portrait or landscape orientation while it charges.

Or lay down: Anker PowerWave 10W Pad

If you prefer to just set your iPhone down on a pad, this is a great option. In addition to charging iPhones at 7.5W, it will also charge compatible devices (like those from Samsung) at 10W. It's a great deal to boot.

Dead simple: RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger

No frills, just fast, simple wireless charging. RAVPower makes some of the best charging accessories on the market, and this charger is no exception, able to deliver all the power your phone will need. It features triple temperature controls to disperse heat, as well as foreign object detection, to avoid causing damage to your device.

iPhone-ready: Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

Delivering up to 7.5W of power to your iPhone, the Belkin Boost Up is a sleek wireless charging pad that was made with the iPhone in mind. The raised ring in the middle of the charger keeps your phone in place, while the indicator LED will tell you if it's charging.

Portable power: Mophie Powerstation Plus XL

Mophie's wireless Powerstation offers the dual conveniences of wireless charging and portability. It's an external battery pack with a built-in wireless charger. It has a 10,000mAh battery that can charge two devices at once, one on the wireless charging pad, and one through the included USB-A port.

$35 at Amazon

Drive and charge: Mophie Charge Stream Vent Mount

This charger mounts to a vent in your car and holds your iPhone in place as you drive. The Charge Stream Vent Mount uses its included QC 2.0 adapter for power and is optimized for fast charging for devices from both Apple and Samsung.

$30 at Amazon

Looking good: Native Union Drop Wireless Charger

Native Union's Drop charger features nice, minimal aesthetics that also prove functional, as the unique-looking pad on the charger also serves to prevent your iPhone from slipping. It charges your iPhone in style, with several color and pattern options from which to choose.

Fast charging for less: Yootech Wireless Charger

Yootech's wireless charger offers 7.5W of power for iPhones, and up to 10W for other compatible devices. The charger has surge protection, temperature control, and other safety features that also allow for efficient charging.

$12 from Amazon

A colorful angle: TYLT VÜ Wireless charging stand

This charger from TYLT comes in three vibrant colors and sits your phone at an angle for easy viewing. It features a three-coil design so that your device will charge no matter what orientation you choose for it. The colorful surface is made of silicone to prevent slips.

Full power: Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition

Very much like Nomad's original Base Station, with one key difference: this model has a built-in Apple Watch charger. Because of this and the charger's placement concerning the rest of the base, you can't fit two iPhones on it at once. But this base still has three charging coils, making it the perfect accessory for charing your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods (if the case supports wireless charging) all in one place.

$140 at Best Buy

Stand up power: Nomad Base Station Stand

A fairly new addition to Nomad's Base Station wireless charging lineup, the Base Station Stand is a dual-coil standing charger with a premium build quality. It combines an aluminum chassis, padded leather charging surface, and a no-slip rubber feet for a beautiful and functional package that's ready to charge any of your Qi-enabled devices.

Stackable: OtterSpot Wireless Charging System

The OtterSpot Wireless Charging Base is a fast and capable 36-watt wireless charging pad that charges your iPhone as well as up to three batteries simultaneously. The 10-watt, 5000mAh Wireless Charging Battery that comes with the system can give your iPhone up to a full charge on the go, plus it can charge other non-Qi-enabled devices via the USB-C plug on the back.

From $55 at OtterBox

Bargain 3-in-1: Lecone Wireless Charging Station

This well-priced charging station charges your iPhone or other smartphones up to 10W, plus charge your wireless AirPods at the same time. You can also charge your Apple Watch, though you'll need to place your own charging disk in the provided spot.

$30 at Amazon

Bargain stand: ESR Lift Wireless Charging Stand

You can't go wrong with this wireless charging stand. The upright angle means you can see and use your iPhone while it charges. Place it horizontally or vertically; either way works. At this price point, you can pick up a couple for different rooms or keep at work.

$20 at Amazon

If you want our recommendation

These are all great wireless chargers that fit a variety of needs, but which all help make your life just a little bit easier. It might seem like a little thing, but there's something great about being able to just pick up your iPhone off of a charging pad and go and put it back there when you return. Having used it for almost a year, I'm personally very fond of the Mophie Wireless Charge Pad, which is easy to use and keeps my iPhone secure in its place.

If you want something inexpensive and easy, go for the Anker PowerWave 10W Pad. At that price point, you can keep a few in different areas of the home or office.

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