There are many reasons to get on board with wireless charging. For starters, it does not require users to keep plugging and unplugging their devices, which can ultimately lead to cable wear and tear, and with official cables being quite expensive, it can add up. In some cases, it can even allow users to charge multiple devices at once without the need for multiple cables.
If you are in the market for a wireless charger but feel overwhelmed by the options, we’ve narrowed it down to the best 5 smartphone wireless chargers of 2019.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
Belkin is probably the name that comes to mind when it comes to these sort of smartphone accessories, and the company’s Boost Up wireless charging pad is a simple and straightforward solution. It offers up to 7.5W charging speeds, which is admittedly not as fast compared to wired charging, but it should still be good enough to get the job done.
It is also a Qi-compatible device which means that as long as your smartphone supports the Qi wireless charging protocol, then you should have no trouble using this charger with multiple types of phones.
Samsung Qi Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand
As its name suggests, this is a wireless charging stand. This offers an advantage to users where if they want to keep their phones upright while charging, which lets them easily see and attend to notifications, then having a stand will come in handy. According to Samsung, this wireless charging system will offer up to 9W of power, making it faster than your typical wireless charger.
There is also a built-in cooling system that will ensure that the charging pad does not overheat with use. It also relies on USB-C which means that you won’t need to deal with extra cables, especially if you’re planning on bringing it out with you or traveling with it.
Nomad Wireless Charging Base Station Hub Edition
A lot of our gadget accessories tend to look cheap and plasticky, which is a shame given how much thought has been put into the design of our smartphones. If you’re after a stylish-looking wireless charger, then Nomad might have the answer with their Wireless Charging Base Station Hub Edition.
As you can see in the photo, this is a rather large charging pad, but there is a point to that. According to Nomad, this charging pad will be capable of charging up to two devices at once, so if you have more than one phone that needs charging, this will be able to charge both of them at the same time. To top it off, the device also comes with additional USB ports which means you can connect and charge a wired device as well.
Google Pixel Stand
If you’re a fan of official accessories, then the Google Pixel Stand could be of interest to you. This is a rather standard wireless charger, but it also comes with some additional features that could make it a wireless charger worth checking out. For starters, it comes with a feature that can light up your phone’s screen that can slowly brighten with warm colors that can help you more naturally wake up to your phone’s alarm.
Also, if you have a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL smartphone, it will be able to double up as a digital photo frame while the phone is docked. It also charges in a stand-up position, so you can still look at your phone’s notifications while it is being charged.
IKEA Hektar Wireless Charging Lamp
For those who are looking to reduce the amount of clutter on their desks, then having multiple gadgets and accessories on our tables probably won’t help. If you want a neater solution, then you might want to check out IKEA’s Hektar wireless charging lamp. This is a desk lamp that comes with a wireless charger built into its base.
This means that instead of having a separate wireless charger and a lamp, this lamp will accomplish both, and in a rather stylish package too, we might add. There is also an additional USB port built into the base, so if you want to charge an additional device that needs a cable, then this should be able to get the job done.