Best Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (so far)

Apple's latest iPhone models are easier to charge than any previous Apple devices: The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X now support the Qi standard, which offers contact-based "wireless" charging.

Wireless charging: Everything you need to know!

Qi charging has been around for a few years, which means that users have a number of options; there are also several manufacturers which have partnered with Apple to make chargers that support fast iPhone wireless charging. (And even if you don't have a compatible iPhone, you can make your older iPhone wireless-charging compatible with these cases.)

Here are the best Qi iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X wireless charging pads you can buy: All of them support a minimum of 5W charging and will charge through most (thin) cases.

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

Mophie Wireless charging base

Mophie Charging pad

If you want a great iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X wireless charger, Mophie's little $59.99 charging disc should be at the top of your list. It's one of the few models that supports 7.5W iPhone fast charging, and it does so better than all the other models we've tested.

The Mophie Wireless charging base is a nightstand-friendly small black disc; its top is covered in 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].

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Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin Boost Up

Belkin has also partnered with Apple to create a fast-charging wireless pad for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The $60 white charger provides up to 7.5W of fast charging for supported devices, and provides soft-gripping material on its face to prevent scratches on your iPhone's back glass.

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Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Charging Convertible

Samsung Wireless Charging Convertible

I was a little resistant to try out this particular charging pad, given its Samsung-specific design, but it works perfectly with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

While Samsung devices are the only ones to get the full 9W of fast-charging juice the charger offers, you'll still be able to charge your iPhone at a slow (but steady) 5W for a full charge.

The disc charger comes in around the same circumfrence as the Mophie Wireless charging base, but it has a special feature: It can convert to a standing cradle. As such, you can either charge your iPhone while laying flat or standing upright. (I like to flip it up before I go to bed at night so I can easily tap the SNOOZE button on my alarm in the morning.)

Samsung's charger comes in black and costs about $89.99 at Best Buy, but you can get it on sale right now for about $65 from Samsung directly.

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Scosche MagicMount Charge for home/office

Scoshce MagicMount for Home and office

If you want to be able to keep an eye on your iPhone screen while it charges, the $79.99 MagicMount charger positions your device upright using a standing mount. The charger is mounted to your desk or table using a suction cup base and it has an adjustable head for different angling. Instead of a cradle, the MagicMount uses magnetic connection with a "MagicPlate," a magnetic metal plate that you can stick to the back of your iPhone (how the doesn't interrupt the charging transmitter, I do not know. I guess that's why they call it "magic").

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Anker Wireless Charging Pad

Anker wireless charging pad

The $22 Anker wireless charging pad is a sleek, slim pad that offers 5W wireless charging for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. It has a nice, subtle LED status light that pulses slowly while charging, making it less intrusive in your bedroom at night. Though Anker recommends that you remove the case before charging, users have confirmed that it works through cases just fine.

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iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless charging car mount

iOttie Easy One Touch 4

iPhone owners, rejoice! Charging our phones while driving just got hella cool. The one thing I hate about using a phone mount in my car is that if it starts to run low on juice, I've got to plug in the cable — not an easy feat while driving! iOttie makes a slim, sleek $50 Qi wireless charger with an adjustable telescoping arm. It uses suction cup mounting or a dashboard pad to mount to your car; just plug the charger into your cigarette lighter and you can wirelessly charge your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus while getting directions.

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Even more!

Our resident Trekkie and gadget aficionado, Mr. Mobile, has been reviewing wireless chargers for years, and has his own fantastic list of wireless chargers you should check out.

Mr. Mobile's pick for the best wireless charger for your iPhone

If you're curious about other wireless chargers for your car, we've also got a guide for the best wireless charging mounts you can use:

Best Wireless Charging Car Mounts for iPhone 8 and X

Want to incorporate wireless charging into your home? We've also got a guide for turning your furniture into a wireless charger:

How to make your furniture into a wireless charger

You can also build a wireless charger for your favorite backpack or handbag with our guide:

How to add iPhone wireless charging to your backpack or bag

Your favorite?

What's your favorite iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X wireless charger? Let us know about it in the comments and why you love it.

Updated March 2018: These are still the best wireless chargers on the market.

iPhone X + iPhone 8

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