Best Wireless Charging Pads iMore 2020
Apple's latest iPhone models are easier to charge than any previous Apple devices. The iPhone 8 and newer (including the iPhone XS and iPhone XR) support the Qi standard, which offers contact-based "wireless" charging. Qi charging has been around for a few years, so users have a wide variety of options. Whether you want a simple disc that gets the job done or something with a bit more going on, these are the best wireless charging pads you can buy.
Reminder: Don't put credit cards between your wireless charger and your iPhone unless you want them to become inoperable.
- Best for Most: Nomad Wireless Charging Hub
- Minimalist: Mophie Wireless charging base
- Reliable: Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
- Compact: Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Charging Convertible
- Great value: ESR Lift Wireless Charging Station
- Versitile: Anker Wireless Charging Pad
- Apple Approved: Logitech POWERED Wireless Charger
- Fast Charging: Anker PowerWave Pad
- Environmentally Friendly: WoodPuck: Bamboo Edition
- Affordable: Yootech wireless charger
- Rugged: Nomad Base Station Hub Edition
- Upright Design: Anker PowerWave Stand
Underneath the Nomad Wireless Charging Hub are four additional charging ports — three USB-A ports and one USB-C port. That's a lot of extra charging in such a small space. You can wirelessly charge your iPhone while sending juice to your iPad Pro, AirPods, Apple Watch, and Nintendo Switch at the same time.
The Mophie Wireless charging base is a nightstand-friendly small black disc. Its top is covered in a non-slip coating, keeping your iPhone from sliding off your table if you don't quite toss it down at the right angle. (Editor's note: don't toss your iPhone). It supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging, and it does so better than all the other models we've tested.
Belkin has partnered with Apple to create a fast-charging wireless pad for its wireless charging supported iPhones. It provides up to 7.5W of fast charging for supported devices and has soft-gripping material on its face to prevent scratches on your iPhone's back glass.
Samsung's wireless charger is dual purpose, reliable, and can quickly and efficiently charge your iPhone XS and iPhone XR. It can charge your iPhone while laying flat or convert to a standing cradle depending on where you're charging it. It comes in black or tan.
The ESR Lift Wireless Charging Station is an upright charger that lets you charge your iPhone horizontally or vertically. With two coils and automation overheating protection, it does the job, and it's priced right.
Anker's wireless charging pad is a sleek, slim pad that offers 5W wireless charging for all wireless charge supported iPhones. It has a nice, subtle LED status light that pulses slowly while charging, making it less intrusive in your bedroom at night. It's simple, effective, and easy on the pocketbook.
Logitech's Powered wireless charger was designed in collaboration with Apple. It has that familiar minimalist, clean aesthetic we've come to know and love while performing like a true pro. Your iPhone sits upright in a cradle, and it's designed to let you flip your iPhone into landscape mode while it charges.
This slim charging pad has its own internal cooling system to keep your iPhone from getting hot, thus increasing its charging capacity. It supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging, too. It's the Flash of charging pads, so you won't have to wait forever for your iPhone XR and iPhone XS's battery to charge on up.
Bamboo is known for being a sustainable resource of wood. So having this disc surrounded by something nature-made makes it more sustainable than any other charging pad I've seen. It's also inexpensive, reliable, and incredibly sharp-looking, making it the ideal charging accessory for home or at the office.
It's simple. It's small. It fast charges your iPhone at 7.5 watts. It works with a case, doesn't have a glowing light that stays on all night, and comes in a variety of colors. The best part: it's so inexpensive, you could get a half-dozen. What's not to love about the Yootech wireless charger?
Are you worried about the "sweet spot?" Don't: the Nomad Base Station Hub Edition will charge up your iPhone no matter how you toss it. If it lands vertical to the charging pad, you're good. If it lands horizontal, that's good, too. That's not all; it charges up to four devices simultaneously because it also has a USB-A and USB-C port on the side.
Like the PowerWave Pad, this upright wireless charging dock has an internal cooling system to keep your iPhone cool while it charges. This design facilitates a faster charge, so you won't have to wait forever for a full battery. On top of that, it supports iPhone 7.5W fast charging. Zoom Zoom.
The KERF Wireless Charging Block is an eye-catching and functional wireless charging pad that adds a pop of wooden flair to your iPhone accessories. It comes in Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Sycamore, Mahogany, Bulletwood, Canarywood, Ambrosia Maple Spalted, Maple African, Mahogany, Padauk, and even more wood options.
Effortlessly charge your iPhone with a wireless charging pad
There are dozens (if not hundreds) of wireless chargers on the market. Different ones are ideal for different needs. We're in love with the Nomad Wireless Hub. It wirelessly charges our iPhones while cable charging other devices. It's both highly functional and portable in one convenient little package.
If you wanted to pick up a wireless charging pad that's a little bit sleeker and fashion-forward, then you need to take a peek at the KERF Wireless Charging Block. It comes in a wide variety of different wood finishes and will charge your iPhone quickly and wirelessly.
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