When it comes to convenience, nothing beats wireless phone chargers. Today’s latest offerings are faster than ever, thanks to support for a higher power output than the previous generation of wireless charger. That means you won’t have to sacrifice charging speed for convenience.
If you’re an iPhone user, look for a wireless charger that supports the Apple-specific 7.5-watt power output. For comparison, the bundled wired charger with most iPhones has a maximum power output of 5 watts.
High-end Android smartphones, on the other hand, can charge even faster via support for a 10-watt power output. The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are compatible with an even higher wireless-charging power output.
A wireless charger will work with most smartphone cases. But if the case for your phone has a metal back or a metal insert for a magnetic car mount, you might not be able to use it with a wireless charger. We rounded up the best wireless chargers worth your attention below.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
The Boost Up wireless charging stand by Belkin is a stylish and versatile pick. We like that it gives you the option to place your smartphone in landscape or portrait mode while charging, with the former being particularly handy for watching video.Available in black or white, the Belkin Boost Up wireless charging stand can charge any iPhone up to 50% faster than its bundled wired charger, as well as Samsung and other compatible Android smartphones. The accessory comes with a sweet 2-year warranty.
Anker Powerwave Wireless Charging Pad
This wireless charging pad by Anker is our top pick for thrifty shoppers. With a maximum output of 10 watts, the gadget is capable of rapidly charging an iPhone, as well as high-end Android phones.
The stealthy-looking device has LED lights to show you the device’s charging status. Built-in tech to protect against overheating and power surges and an 18-month warranty are also among its key features.
The charging pad comes without a bundled power adapter, however. Thankfully, you can buy one from Anker on the cheap.
Native Union Drop Marquetry Wireless Charging Pad
The Drop Marquetry wireless charging pad by Native Union is covered by high-quality Italian leather, so it’s as stylish as it gets. Every accessory features three pieces of leather. You can order it with a rose or a slate finish, with each option sporting a matching aluminum base.
The charger is capable of rapidly charging an iPhone, as well as compatible Android smartphones. It comes bundled with a fabric-covered, 6.5-foot long USB-C to USB-A cable, but it lacks a power adapter.
Samsung Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charging Stand
Samsung’s latest Fast Charge wireless charging stand is the best option for owners of the tech giant’s Galaxy smartphones. It supports 12-watt power output for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 smartphones, and truly a mind-boggling 15-watt wireless charging for the Galaxy Note10+. That’s faster than most other smartphones’ wired charging capacity!
Designed to double as a stylish phone stand (it can charge phones in both landscape and portrait mode), the charger has a built-in fan to keep your device cool. Samsung bundles the accessory with a Fast Charge wall charger with a USB-C cable. You can order it black or white.