Do you know what you would be missing in your envision of futuristic utopia? Of course, wires! Probably in the future, you will not see anyone fumbling with a cable to plug in an Android phone or iPhone.
Prior to splurging on a wireless charger, just ensure your phone supports it. There are many phones that support wireless charger like Galaxy S9 and iPhone XS but there are some smartphones that don’t, like the Google Pixel 2. You should have a special replacement or a case that allows wireless charging. We have created a list of the best 5 wireless phone chargers for Android and iPhones both.
MIKOL WIRELESS CHARGING PAD ($69)
This wireless charging pad comes in black, green and white marble, with unique, contrasting vein patterns offering it an opulent look. It can charges your Samsung Galaxy phone fast, but you will have to pair it with a fast wall charger as you get a Micro USB to USB-A cable along with this pad.
You will also find four bases on the bottom of the Mikol pad to prevent it from sliding around, however, the marble surface is a bit slippery. So if you are going to use a case with your phone to give it some grip, then only you should buy this charging pad. You will see a color LED which signals that it’s charging, which shines through the marble, which may also act as a nightstand. Although it boasts a luxurious look, this pad comes for $69.
MOSHI OTTO Q WIRELESS CHARGING PAD ($40)
The design of this wireless charging pad from Moshi will surely make you fall for it. With a grey fabric finish it comes with a silicone ring in the middle to keep your phone stable on the spot. Putting out up to 10W, it fast charges a Samsung Galaxy or an Apple iPhone at their top speeds of 9W and 7.5W, easily. It is coupled with a 3-foot, gray, plastic USB-C to USB-A cable, but unfortunately, you wouldn’t get any wall charger in the box. Better to pair it with one rated at 12W for best results.
Due to silicone charging pad at the bottom, this small and lightweight charging pad grips well on most surfaces. The small and white LED on the front, which blinks when charging and stays lit when it is charged is not very bright compared to some others.
CHOETECH AIR VENT IN-CAR WIRELESS CHARGER ($35)
You can use this charger in your car also. This charger is capable of doing two tasks – it can act as a phone stand to see Google Maps and at the same time charge your phone also. The wireless holder will cost you $41, and pay $14 for the charging adapter.
To make it work, you need to plug a Micro USB cable into the holder and then into a cigarette lighter adapter. The adapter did get heated but not dangerously.
GOOGLE PIXEL STAND ($80)
This Google Pixel Stand can charge smartphones supporting Qi wireless charging, including the latest iPhones, at great speed because of the USB-C to USB-C cable and 18W USB PD power adapter. Made of soft silicone and polycarbonate with a base that grips on any surface, it can blend into any environment. You are free to keep your phone up on this stand in landscape or portrait view.
In case you own a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, then this stand offers some tempting added features also. It also has a microprocessor inside that identifies your Pixel phone, allowing you to configure the stand through your phone’s settings. It automatically goes into Do Not Disturb mode and can also work as a digital photo frame when you put it on the stand. The other benefits on having a Pixel series is when playing music, the controls and album art will appear on screen, and you also get a special Sunrise Alarm that lights your Pixel phone’s screen to wake you up more gently than a normal table alarm. I would recommend opting for something cheaper in case you are not a proud owner of Google Pixel series phone.
If are looking for a portable and powerful charger, Aukey may have the perfect fit. This Aukey Graphite 10W Wireless Fast Charger is a portable charger powered by 10W. With just 3.4 x 3.4 x 0.5 inches the Aukey Graphite 10W Wireless charger can fit easily into a bag or even your pocket. Due to its 10W of charging power, it charges quickly both Samsung Galaxy handsets or the Pixel 3 or 3 XL at 10W and iPhones at 7.5W.
You will also get the wireless charging pad and a Micro USB charging cable along with the warranty card and user manual. A small LED will lit on the front of the charging pad, letting you know when your device is charging. It has rubberized coating at the top to avoid slips, while the bottom is constructed out of heavy aluminum. It also has four rubber feet on the bottom to prevent slipping and furniture scratches.
Above listed are best 5 wireless phone charges that can help you keep your phone fully charged and most of them are portable and lightweight also making it user-friendly.