Wireless Charging on iPhone

Apple's latest iPhone models are easier to charge than any previous Apple devices: The iPhone 8 and newer support the Qi standard, which offers contact-based "wireless" charging. That means your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR will all support wireless charging.

Qi charging has been around for a few years, which means that users have a wide variety of options. Whether you want a simple disc that gets the job done like mophie's wireless charging base, or something with a bit more going on, like Nomad's Wireless Hub, these are the best wireless charging pads you can buy. All of them support a minimum of 5W charging and will work with most (thin) cases.

Reminder: Don't put credit cards between your wireless charger and your iPhone unless you want them to become inoperable.

Slim as a coaster

Mophie Wireless charging base

The Mophie Wireless charging base is a nightstand-friendly small black disc and 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 I've tested.

$43 at Amazon

Charges all the things

Nomad Wireless Charging Hub

Underneath the wireless charging pad of this 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!

$80 at Nomad

Small but mighty

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

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.

$40 at Amazon

Multi-positional

Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Charging Convertible

Samsung's wireless charger is dual purpose. It can charge your iPhone while laying flat or convert to a standing cradle. It also comes in black or tan. Choices all around!

$58 at Amazon

Cradle-free at home

Scosche MagicMount Pro

The MagicMount charger positions your device upright using a standing mount using a suction cup base and an adjustable head for different angling. Instead of a cradle, the MagicMount uses a magnetic connection with a "MagicPlate," that you can stick to the back of your iPhone.

$70 at Amazon

Power for less

Anker Wireless Charging Pad

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

$22 at Amazon

Apple collaboration

Logitech POWERED Wireless Charger

Logitech's Powered wireless charger was designed in collaboration with Apple and has that familiar minimalist, clean aesthetic we've come to know and love. Your iPhone sits upright in a cradle and it's designed to let yo flip your iPhone into landscape mode while it charges.

$70 at Logitech

Speedy charging

Anker PowerWave Pad

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.

$46 at Amazon

Environmentally friendly

WoodPuck: Bamboo Edition

Bamboo is known for being a sustainable resource of wood, so having this disc surrounded by something nature-made makes it more sustainable that any other charging pad I've seen. It's also inexpensive!

$25 at Amazon

Budget friendly

Yootech wireless charger

It's simple. It's small. It fast charges your iPhone at 7.5 watts. It works with a case. It doesn't have a glowing light that stays on all night. The best part: it's so inexpensive, you could get a half-dozen!

$15 at Amazon

Three-coil beauty

Nomad Base Station Hub Edition

Are you worried about the "sweet spot?" Don't worry about the sweet spot. This three-coil charger 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. Too much! It'll ship October 2018.

$99 at Nomad

Upright charging

Anker PowerWave Stand

Like the PowerWave Pad, this upright wireless charging dock has an internal cooling system to keep your iPhone cool while it charges, which facilitates a faster charge. On top of that, it supports iPhone 7.5W fast charging. Zoom Zoom.

$50 at Amazon

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of wireless chargers on the market. Different ones are ideal for different needs. Me personally? I'm in love with the Nomad Wireless Hub because it wirelessly charges my iPhone while cable charging my other devices. I take it with me everywhere I go.

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