Tired of leaving the house only to notice your phone is on its last bar? Unlike traditional phone chargers, which take at least 30 mins or more to adequate power your phone, these fast wireless chargers make it possible to power your phone in minutes.
How? By using Qi technology. The sleek open-face design lets these chargers send more juice straight to your phone’s battery, which means they’re able to charge your devices way faster than traditional charging cables ever could. Because you simply place your phone down on the charging pads, you still have access to all its functions (I.e. texting, scrolling through email or taking calls) even while the phone is charging. All you have to do is place your phone on top of the charging dock and voila!
While not as tiny as those lipstick-sized chargers, these days, most wireless charging pad models are small enough to fit in your bag or pocket, without taking up a lot of bulk or weight.
While Qi technology isn’t a particularly new medium (wireless charging stands have been around since at least 2008), it’s recently become the de-facto charging method (for most new Android phones and iPhones 8 and above) and is widely regarded as the fastest and most efficient way to power your devices. Intrigued? Read on to see our top picks below and how they work.
1. Anker 10W Wireless Charger
Designed to charge your phone two times faster than traditional chargers, the Anker 10W comes with a built-in status indicator light to help you keep track of your phone’s juice and features an ultra-slim design that fits practically anywhere. The non-slip pad helps when placing this 10-watt charger on sticky surfaces (like on a table at a cafe), and it automatically turns off once your phone is done charging.
2. Yootech Wireless Charger Qi-Certified
It may not be quite as powerful as the first pick (this one comes with 7.5 watts as opposed to the Anker’s 10), but at a fraction of the price, it’s practically a steal. The Yootech features Qi technology to easily and quickly power your phone and features a smart LED display that automatically shuts off once your phone is properly powered. Best of all, the case-friendly design means you don’t have to remove your phone case before you start charging it.
3. TOZO Wireless Charger Upgraded
At roughly 5mm thick, the TOZO Wireless Charger is quite possibly one of the thinnest chargers in the world. With built-in heating and short-circuit protection, you can use it anywhere without having to worry about your phone overheating. Beautiful LED indicator lights let you know the exact status of your phone’s charge, and because it’s so thin, you can fit it anywhere—your pocket, your bag or your purse.
4. ESR Fast Wireless Charger
This stylish Qi charger features 10W of power to charge your phone roughly 40 minutes faster than those standard chargers. What’s more, it comes with its own phone stand so you can browse while you charge. With overcurrent protection, overheat protection and basically all the protection protocols your phone could ever need, it’s a great choice for those who prefer to browse while they power their phone.
5. FARAZ LED Lamp-Night Light with Qi Wireless Phone Charger
This Qi charger comes with its own LED night light so you can charge your phone while you read. With the ability to change color by simply tapping the light itself you can enjoy a more versatile and diverse night light in style. If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with its own USB Type-C port so you can charge two devices at once. That’s like getting three charging devices for the price of one.
6. iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Qi Fast Charger
BEST OPTION FOR DRIVING
Not only does the iOttie features super-fast Qi charging capabilities, it works as your own personal car phone mount. Designed to fully encase your phone (regardless of how big or small it is), this charger features a smart one-touch design so you can charge your phone, view your maps and do all that you do without having to take your eyes off the road. Plus, unlike other run-of-the-mill chargers, this one powers your phone in minutes.
7. AQHQUA 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charger Stand
The 3-in-1 design acts as both a phone charger, AppleWatch charger and an Airpod charger. While the phone port features a 10W charge and works with both Apple and Android models, the other ports are only for iOS products, which makes this a great choice for Apple enthusiasts. The two built-in coils help provide a wider charging area which is great if you’re toting around those plus-sized phone models, and the super dim LED display light won’t affect your nightly sleep.