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Hottest Wireless Chargers of 2017: A Quick Review

Hottest Wireless Chargers of 2017: A Quick Review

In today’s fast-paced, interconnected world, wireless charging technology is a real game-changer. It has made smartphone recharging safer and more convenient—no more dealing with tangled cords and enduring that mad hunt for a power socket just to extend a battery’s precious life.

Tech enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for more developments to unfold. For example, there’s the widely anticipated and speculated adoption of wireless charging for Apple devices. As of this writing, Apple is yet to come up with an iPhone model that supports wireless charging.

However, newer smartphone models have been riding the wireless wave. And with several misconceptions about wireless charging having been debunked, more and more people are starting to notice its merits and consider the wireless option in powering up their gadgets.

If you want to go the wireless route, here are five of today’s most promising wireless smartphone chargers:

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate
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Nokia’s wireless charging plate is not only pleasing to the eyes; it is also easy to use. Simply place your device on the surface of the charging plate and leave it to charge. Its light indicator makes it easy to know if your phone is still recharging or already fully charged. It is compatible with all Qi-enabled and compatible devices.

BEZALEL Futura X Turbo Wireless Quick Charging Pad

BEZALEL Futura X Turbo Wireless Quick Charging Pad
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When it comes to charging speed and efficiency, the Futura X Turbo is a cut above the rest. It works more than two times faster than the average wireless charger (when used with a Quick Charge 3.0 device). Another notable feature is its internal cooling system that reduces the risk of overheating.

This lightweight and portable wireless charger is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices and Qi-compatible third-party adapters.

RAVPower Mini Wireless Charging Pad

RAVPower Mini Wireless Charging Pad
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For smartphone users who are looking for something compact and portable, the RAVPower mini wireless charging pad is a great option. Its size (2.8 x 2.8 x 0.4 in.) makes it perfect to use on office desks and bedside tables. It has anti-slip rubbers attached underneath it to keep a smartphone stable while it’s being charged. It is also compatible with any Qi-enabled devices and even with third-party accessories.

Nekteck Fast Charging Wireless Pad

Nekteck Fast Charging Wireless Pad
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This wireless pad’s fast charging feature can charge the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ up to 1.4 times faster than standard wireless chargers. However, it supports Qi-enabled devices with its standard wireless charging capability.

Like the other products on this list, the Nekteck wireless pad is easy to use. Just place your phone on top of the device, and a blue light indicator will come on to let you know that charging has begun.

Tylt Vu Blade Wireless Charger

Tylt Vu Blade Wireless Charger
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The versatile Vu Blade is a two-in-one wireless charging device that can be used as a stand or flat pad. With its 15-watt power, it can charge up to three times faster than standard wireless charging pads. It can recharge Qi-enabled devices and any Qi-compatible third-party accessory.

Bottom line

Wireless charging has definitely redefined the way people power up their devices. Aside from the option to recharge smartphones without the wires, a lot of other convenient features are being offered by various wireless chargers on the market. Indeed, it is exciting to see more wireless charging devices packed with better features in the near future.

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