Qi? We Review the Best-Selling Wireless Chargers
Qi is the Chinese for energy flow and in the case of smartphone technology, refers to the flow of energy between the charging station and your phone. This occurs through wireless electromagnetic induction, instead of the normal cable connection. As a result, the Qi charger is one of the best power banks that you can buy to power your smartphone.
How to choose the right Qi charger:
On the market, at present, two different wireless charging methods are in the race, and they are not interchangeably compatible. Therefore, be sure that whatever you pick up supports your phone’s specs; however, if you got a newly released phone (2018 and beyond), its wireless charging standard is almost certainly Qi.
The speed at which the charger can charge a phone is probably the most important factor, and with base charging starting at 5W, the higher the watt, the quicker the charge time. iPhones charge at approx 7.5, whereas Samsungs are 9W. A 10W will ensure that whatever phone you have, you’re covered.
Most Qi chargers plug into the wall outlet via an adapter, but some use jacks, or MicroUSB/USB-C so you’ll need to check whether your plug and charger support them. If you can, though, it’s an easier and better idea to pick a standard connector.
Once the technical details are sorted, the size and appearance of your Qi charger are down to personal choice. They are available in lots of styles – big, small, flat or spherical. Some offer stable bases, some are more ‘arty’ and sculptural. The choice is yours.
Between us we have a huge range of mobile devices, so we’ve put the best selling Qi chargers through their paces.
This is a neat piece of kit – quiet, obedient and effective. It is solid enough not to get pushed around on the desk, but small and light enough to slip into your pocket when you go out.
What We Like
The speed of charging with the Yootech is impressive, and it took on our phones quickly and efficiently. The majority could be charged whilst still in their cases, and only the thickest leather cases prevented a good connection being made. And it lights up!
What Needs Improving
The positioning on the pad can sometimes be a little tricky, and you may need to wiggle your phone about a bit before finding the optimum placement to charge effectively.
Overall, a great little Qi charger – easy to use, quick to charge and at a decent price, what more do you need? Happy to recommend this one!
$13.99 in stock
- 【3 Charging modes Available for Different Phones】7.5W charging mode is for iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 Mini/13 Pro Max/12/SE 2020/11/XS/XR/X/8 with latest iOS System; 10W charging mode is compatible with S22/S22 Ultra/S21/S20/Note 10/S10/S10E and so on; 5W charging mode works on Any wireless-charging-enabled devices like Google Pixel 3/3XL/4XL and other wireless-charging-enabled phones. Note: Adapter is Not Included, QC 2.0/3.0 adapter will be highly recommended.
- 【Unique Design Perfect for AirPods】 It is compatible with AirPods (with wireless charging case) and AirPods Pro. The size of the AirPods fits perfectly into the charging area of the wireless charging pad, perfect wireless charging companion for AirPods, easier to find the “Sweet Spot”. Also, both top and bottom have a rubber ring, will keep your AirPods in place and prevent slippage.
- 【Safer and Easier to USE】Exclusive Multifunctional Intelligent Protect Technology provides temperature control, surge protection, short-circuit prevention. Besides that, this wireless chargers is made of ABS Material which is fire-resistant, and has a UL Certificate, you can purchase it at assurance. Double guarantee and dual safety provide you safety experience. To get better experience, we would like you to take off the phone case and use the adapters recommended (NOT INCLUDED).
- 【More User-friendly Design】SLEEP-FRIENDLY DESIGN. The GREEN LED Indicator will flash for 3s if power source is connected, then turn on for 16s if recognizes your phone well. Entering charging mode, light will turn off and keep the whole charging process SLEEP-FRIENDLY.
- 【PACKAGE & SERVICE】You will get 1 x Wireless Charging Pad, 1 x 3. 3ft USB Type C Cable, 1 x User Manner and reliable 12-hour response service. At Yootech, zero risk purchase is for every customer's smiles.
The upright stand look of this charger gives it a professional, efficient appearance, which based on its durability and sturdiness, it rightly deserves. Heavy enough to stay put, and easily connectable, Anker have done it again!
What We Like
This really does what it says on the tin – charges smartphones in extra quick time, and this seems to be across a wide spectrum of makes and models. Our phones were fully charged with impressive rapidity, considering this is a 5W charger.
By changing the angle of our phones to landscape, we were able to enjoy movie watching whilst still on charge. Time well spent, we thought!
What Needs Improving
Some models of smartphone had to be more carefully placed on the ‘hotspot’ than others in order to start charging.
Anker have designed a charger that works efficiently, charges quickly and is great value for money.
2 used from $8.70
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 50+ million powered by our leading technology.
- The Need for Speed: With a high-efficiency chipset providing 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy, and a 7.5W charging mode to charge iPhones 10% faster than other brands, PowerWave is bridging the gap between wireless and wired charging speeds.
- Flip It: Charge in landscape orientation while watching videos, or portrait mode for messaging and facial recognition.
- Case Friendly: Don't fumble with your phone case. PowerWave charges directly through protective cases. Rubber/plastic/TPU cases less than 5 mm thick only. Magnetic and metal attachments or cards will prevent charging.
- What You Get: Anker 313 Wireless Charger (Stand) / PowerWave Stand, 4 ft Micro USB Cable, welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
This smart Qi charger from Seneo looks like it means business. Nicely designed to charge in either portrait or landscape positions, it offers both 5W and 10W charging speeds, and is temperature protected. It’s compatible with all the latest models from the iPhone X to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (check description for full list).
What We Like
It is very simple just to place your phone on this and hit the sweet spot straight away. There’s no need to keep shifting it around to find the optimum position for speedy charging.
We like the double charging modes – this makes a lot of sense when you consider that phone models require different power settings. The intelligent LED system is another great touch.
What Needs Improving
The ‘sleep friendly’ design is a useful addition, we did, however, place a tiny piece of tape over the power light as it could be distracting for some. This eliminated any potential issues – easy!
This Qi charger is a certified bestseller that impresses with its futuristic design and reliability.
- WORLD-LEADING WIRELESS CHARGER BRAND: As the leader of wireless charger industry, Seneo focuses on the innovation of design and technology to provide the best wireless charging experience to customer from all over the world. Seneo has sold more than 2,000,000 wireless chargers and always be committed to offer 12-hour Technology Support Response and 24-Month Money Back/Replacement WARRANTY.
- INTELLIGENTLY IDENTIFY CHARGING DEVICES: Seneo WaveStand 014 Qi-certified Fast Wireless Charger 10W mode supports Galaxy S10/S10E/S10+/S9+/S9/Note9/Note8/S8/S8+/S7/S7 edge/S6 edge/Note5 (QC 2.0/3.0 Adapter Needed, Samsung Original Adapter just provides standard wireless charging mode, not fast charging mode ); 5W provide stable charging mode for iPhone Xs max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus, Google Pixel 3/3XL, LG V30 and all Qi-enabled phones (5V, 2A Adapter Needed, use Seneo Original USB Cable and proper adapter get better charging experience).
- HIGH-EFFICIENCY CHARGING and MULTIPLE PROTECTIONS: Exclusive technology of ATB technology (Automatic Temperature Balance) provides temperature control, input voltage protection, input current protection, short-circuit protection and more; Adopted with exclusive technology of ATB (Automatic Temperature Balance), Seneo wireless charger ensures lower temperature and more efficient charging during charging; With temperature protection, input voltage protection, input current protection, short circuit protection and other multiple safety protection, your phones could be ensured safety during the entire charging process.
- CASE FRIENDLY: Designed with two High-purity coppers, it could identify your phones sensitively and supports phone case within 4mm (0.16 inches). Please note that metal and magnetic attachments or credit cards may INFLUENCE THE CHARGING SPEED OR RESULT IN CHARGING INTERMITTENTLY OR DISCONTINUED for they will interference energy transmission).
- VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL CHARGING: Meet the standard of ergonomic visual design, Seneo wireless charger stand charges your phones both vertically and horizontally with perfect angle for your eyes, great for iPhone face ID, watching movies, texting messages, making phone calls hands-free, live chatting and anything else you may do at office or home without interruption during the whole charging process.
With a unique copper super charging system, this Ellesye Qi charger works either vertically or horizontally. Arriving with an impressive amount of extras, including rubber pads for surface stability, this is a nicely designed charger.
What We Like
Charging quickly without any temperature fluctuations, this is a neat little device. The LED alert system works perfectly and isn’t overly confusing. Its 10W of power is compatible with a huge range of phones, charging ours rapidly and responsively. We could even answer calls without removing it from the charging stand!
What Needs Improving
The included power cable is a little short, but that was easily rectified with an extension.
The range of compatible phones is huge, it charges quickly with no hassle, and comes in at a great price. Everything you could want from a Qi charger.
- Universal Compatibility: ELLESYE Qi Wireless Charging Stand is compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note10/S10/S10 Plus/S10 Edge/Note9/S9/S9 Plus/NOTE 8/S8 Plus/S8/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge, Nexus 4/5/6/7, Google Pixel 3/3xl, LG V30/V30+/G6 and all other Qi-enabled devices.
- Upgraded Version with 2 Coils & 1 ELLESYE Original Adapter: Built-in 2 coils (with upgraded charging chip) offer you WIDER CHARGING AREA that you can just place down your phone or any Qi-enabled devices on Qi wireless charger to enjoy QUICK RESPONSE. Charging with ELLESYE original 5V 2A Adapter enhance the stability of your devices.
- Intelligent Protection Technology: Exclusive Multifunctional Intelligent Protection Technology provides over-voltage protection, over-heat protection, short-circuit prevention and over-charge protection, which ensures ultimate safety for your precious phone.
- Easy Charging at Office & Home: Charge your phone vertically or horizontally. Free your hands with wireless charging stand by playing or reading on your phone when charging and answer a call without having to unplug. For phone size over 5.5" (like Galaxy S9 Plus, Note8, S8 Plus, S6 Edge Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus), we recommend charging horizontally for better connection.
- What You Get from ELLESYE: 1 x Ellesye 2-coil wireless charger stand; 1 x 5V 2A Adapter; 1 x USB cable; 1 x User Manual.
This model is sleek, stylish and shiny. A circular disc of perfectly smooth plastic, with the charging pad at the center – you know how much we like our aesthetic designs, and this is gorgeous! Very sturdy, and durable enough to go everywhere with you, it’s compatible with most smartphones.
What We Like
This is lightweight, well designed and has non-slidey pads to prevent it being swept off your table. With temperature control and auto switch-off, this is easy to use – we love its simplicity. Plug in, charge, and go – awesome.
What Needs Improving
We tried charging a Smartwatch, which took a while to find the ‘sweet spot’, but it filled up quickly once we had.
We are more than happy to recommend this charger. It performs well, looks super cool, is cheaper than the average charging pad, and is awesome if you have multiple devices of differing brands.
- High Charging Speed: High speed output charging(Using a QC2.0/3.0 or PD adapter; Recommend iPhone 11 Pro adapter, Samsung Note 10 adapter) 15W compatible with LG V50/V40/V35/V30/G8/G7; 10W compatible with Samsung Note 10+/Note 10/Note 9/Note 8/S20+/S20/S10+/S10/S9+/S9/S8+/S8; 7.5W compatible with iPhone 12/11/11 Pro /11 Pro Max/XS/XR/X/8+/8 with latest iOS system and 5W compatible with Google Pixel 3/3XL/4/4XL or other Qi-enabled devices. (Note: please do not use an adapter that exceeds 13V)
- Ultra-thin:This PowerWave charging pad is just 0.3inch super slim make it easier to put it in pockets, a high speed wireless power charging pad can be carried on anywhere. Type-c cables (included) allows our qi wireless charger to work at a faster rate.
- Design for AirPods & Anti-Skid Protection: Unique design compatible with AirPods (with wireless charging case) and AirPods Pro; simply place your device on the center of the wireless charging pad (the silicone ring) to get the best charging results. The silicone ring and four silicone pads on the underneath of the qi wireless charger are designed to anti-skid.
- Through-Case Charging & Sleep-Friendly LED Indicator: This wireless charger is compatible with most phone cases with a thickness of up to 6mm. Please note that cases made of metal, external attachments such as magnets, credit cards, grips, and stands will cause foreign object detection and interfere with charging; Sleep-Friendly shows the charging status it won’t disturb your sleep.
- Easy for Use: QI and UL certification with multifunctional intelligent protect technology provides temperature control, over-voltage and over-current protection, short-circuit prevention, foreign object detection; double guarantee and dual provide you easy experience.
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