It’s 2021, you listen to music wirelessly, you stream content wirelessly — there’s no reason you should have to charge your devices by plugging them in anymore. Wireless chargers are ideal for bedroom nightstands, so you can wake up to a fully charged device, or your work desk to declutter your office space. Plus, it’s convenient to just set your smartphone down on a pad and have it charge without reaching for a cable.
A wireless charging pad is also convenient for a household where there are multiple Android and Apple devices floating around. Instead of searching for the right cable or plug, everybody can live peacefully and charge their device on the same pad, especially with a dual charger.
If you find yourself constantly looking for a charging cable or have multiple devices that need charging, it’s time to upgrade to a wireless charging pad. And don’t worry, we got you covered.
Below are our recommendations for the best wireless charging pads for sale in 2021.
1. Apple MagSafe Charger
BEST FOR IPHONE 12
If you have a new iPhone 12, it’s tough to find a more convenient and quicker way to charge your phone. The MagSafe charger magnetically snaps to the back of your phone and provides a speedy 15W of charging power. You don’t have to worry about lining it up correctly or anything, just “click” and it charges. It also charges Airpods Pro and Airpods with a wireless charging case.
2. Anker Wireless Powerwave Pad
The $12 dollar price tag is already enticing, but with Qi-compatibility and 10W worth of charging power, this wireless charging pad from Anker is a great choice for convenience on a budget. The grippy charging surface helps ensure your smartphone doesn’t slide out of position and a helpful indicator light lets you know that your phone is, in fact, charging. This is wireless convenience, the affordable way.
3. Belkin Wireless Charger 10W
With a 4.4-star average on Amazon after over 7,000 ratings, this wireless charging pad pleases the masses. That’s due to wireless charging that can power up your smartphone even if it has a slim 3mm-thick case on it. It can also charge other accessories like Airpods (with wireless charging) and Airpods Pro. Plus, the 10W charging capabilities will please anyone looking for a speedy charge.
4. Mophie Wireless 15W Charging Pad
Few third-party wireless chargers provide 15W of recharging power, but this wireless charging pad from Mophie steps up to the challenge. Not only does it quickly charge your new iPhone 12 like a MagSafe charger, but it can also wirelessly charge other compatible devices as well. It’s slim and compact, so it won’t clutter your desktop.
5. Courant Catch 3 Accessory Tray
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a wireless charging pad as elegant as the Courant Catch 3. This tray not only wirelessly charges your smartphone but also keeps all of your daily accessories like sunglasses, wallets and jewelry organized. It looks great on your nightstand or right at the entryway of your home. It’s pricey, but man, it sure is stylish.
6. Apple MagSafe Duo
APPLE DUAL CHARGING
What’s better than one MagSafe charger? Two, of course! If you’re on team Apple, you’ll appreciate a wireless charging pad that can charge your new iPhone 12 and your Airpods Pro at the same time. It’s powerful and provides quick charging for your Apple devices. But you’ll certainly pay those pesky premium Apple prices for this wireless charger.
7. Nomad Base Station
DUAL CHARGING IN STYLE
Three charging coils are expertly placed inside of a cushioned surface to provide speedy 10W wireless charging for two devices. It also has a USB-A port on the side to charge another device (at 7.5W). Beyond its charging prowess, the walnut base pops on any surface. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but for wireless charging that looks this good, we think it’s worth it.
8. Anker Wireless Charger PowerWave 10 Dual Pad
BUDGET DUAL CHARGING
Unlike the Apple MagSafe Duo, or the Nomad Base Station, the Anker PowerWave 10 Dual Pad is proof you don’t need to spend over a Benjamin for dual-device charging. It’s Qi-compatible and has speedy 10W charging capabilities. Sure, it’s not as stylish as the Nomad, but if you and your partner or roommate both want wireless charging without the price tag, it’s a great option.
9. Kerf Wireless Charging Block
This wireless charging pad is cool, plain and simple. Made from locally sourced wood, you get to choose what type of wood your charger is made from. If it’s a rarer cut, the price of the block goes up. If you already have a cable and power supply, you can opt for just the block which starts around $40. You can also get this charger engraved for that special someone in your life.
10. Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad
When you need to charge your iPhone, wireless earbuds and Apple Watch all at once, a single wireless charger isn’t going to cut it. Hell, even a dual won’t do. Thankfully the Satechi Trio charges three devices simultaneously. This is a great device for your nightstand, so when you wake up, you and all your devices are ready to go. Keep in mind, this isn’t compatible with the iPhone 12.
11. Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad
GREAT FOR SAMSUNG USERS
Apple isn’t the only one that provides wireless charging pads specifically for its devices. Just set your Samsung phone and watch on the pad and it will quickly power them up with 12W of charging ability. Even if you don’t rock Samsung devices, it is Qi-compatible and can charge Apple products as well. It’s one of the more affordable dual wireless charging pads around.