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by Bev Bachel
Wireless chargers have become increasingly popular in recent years, allowing users to charge their devices without the hassle of cords and cables.
No matter what your work circumstances, most of us find ourselves in need of an outlet for a charger from time-to-time, and often we’re out of luck when one isn’t available.
So I decided to get serious about finding a wireless charger that would get my devices back up and running when my batteries weren’t. After doing some online research and talking with several mobile-phone representatives and tech-savvy friends, here’s what I learned:
1. Wireless chargers are a great way to charge smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, Bluetooth headsets, cameras, and other devices.
2. Most wireless chargers work via a wireless charging pad or stand—simply place your device on the pad or stand and it charges automatically. No cables, no adapters.
3. To be charged wirelessly, devices must be Qi compatible. Pronounced “chee,” Qi is a global standard that enables wireless charging. To see if a device is Qi compatible, look for the Qi logo, which is a magnifying glass focused on the letter ‘i’ or check your user manual. Also check out this list of Qi-enabled wireless charging smartphones. (Note: Some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and newer Apple iPhones can be made Qi-enabled via a Qi-receiving battery shell or case.)
4. A wireless charging device that works for one device may not work for another.
Here are some of the best wireless chargers available on the market:
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
This wireless charging pad is compatible with both Apple and Samsung devices and provides fast charging capabilities. It also has an LED indicator that lets you know when your device is fully charged.
Anker PowerWave Pad
Anker is a well-known brand in the tech industry and their PowerWave Pad is a reliable wireless charger that provides fast charging capabilities. It also has a non-slip design to keep your device in place while it charges.
Samsung Wireless Charger Pad
Samsung's Wireless Charger Pad is a sleek and stylish option that is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices. It also features a LED light that lets you know when your device is fully charged.
Mophie Wireless Charging Pad
The Mophie Wireless Charging Pad is a slim and compact option that is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices. It features a non-slip finish and an LED indicator that lets you know when your device is fully charged.
Yootech Wireless Charger
The Yootech Wireless Charger is an affordable option that is compatible with most Qi-enabled devices. It features a non-slip design and LED indicator lights that let you know when your device is charging and when it is fully charged.
When choosing a wireless charger, it's important to ensure that it is compatible with your device and provides fast charging capabilities if that is important to you. It's also important to consider factors such as design, size, and price when making your decision.
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