My girlfriend recently bought a wireless charger for her Samsung phone. She was really excited about it. And, if I’m being honest, I was too. The world needs fewer wires, and the whole wireless-charger thing has been a long time coming.
Unfortunately, though, the charger was a lot slower than we thought it would be. The LED lights were annoying, too – they were so bright at night that they lit up her entire room. It made me wonder if we’d just bought a bad brand, and if there were better wireless chargers out there.
Which of course is when I decided to write a review article on them!
Best Wireless Chargers
Wires are such a mess! You could be looking at the most beautiful piece of gadgetry the world has ever seen, and it could be ruined by an eyesore of tangled wires. And there are few first-world problems more irritating than the speed with which knots tangle.
That’s why nearly every sector in the tech industry is coming up with new and innovative ways to get rid of wires; from controllers for your PS4 to earphones to now phone chargers.
What follows is a comprehensive review of ten wireless chargers, picked either because I wanted to see if they were as good as they claimed to be, or because people asked me to look at them specifically. If you don’t want the deep dive and would rather get to the point with some useful takeaways, then here are the top ten wireless chargers on the market:
Best Wireless Charger For iPhone Users
If you want to charge more than one device at once, the best wireless charger for you is the Logitech Powered 3-in-1 dock. It’s on the pricey side at $129, but this accessory delivers juice to an iPhone, AirPods or AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It also supports faster 7.5W wireless charging for the iPhone.
The Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock is the best wireless charger for those who are juggling an iPhone, AirPods, or AirPods Pro and an Apple Watch. This device supports all three at once, so you can just drop these devices on the dock and just start charging.
The Powered 3-in-1 Dock supports 7.5W fast charging for iPhones and 10W wireless charging for Android phones. The overall design is bulkier than other wireless chargers, but it doesn’t take up that much room on a nightstand and eliminates the need for three separate chargers.
In our testing, we found it easy to line up devices for charing, and there’s a glowing light on the side of the dock so you can make sure your phone is receiving juice. The Powered 3-in-1 dock works with iPhone cases as well, provided that they are 3mm thick or thinner. The stand design also makes it easy to use your phone while it’s charging, whether you’re making a FaceTime call or recording a voice memo.