Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad

Last updated: May 8, 2019

Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad

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We looked at the top Wireless Chargers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Charger you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Power Port Wireless 5 Pad The High-Speed Wireless Charging Pad From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology 20 million+ happy users and counting Optimized Charging Cut 30 minutes off of your iPhone charging time compared to standard 5W wireless chargers. Just set your phone down on the pad (leaving your case on), then get up and go as quickly as possible with Anker’s world-renowned technology. Cover Up Specially designed to transmit a charge through case material. Don’t waste time taking off and replacing your iPhone case, just place on Power Port Wireless and let the power flow. Worry-Free Wireless Eliminate the stray radiation concerns and overheating associated with some wireless chargers. Full CE, FCC, and RoHS certification, along with advanced temperature control, ensure a totally safe charge. br>Outstanding At Anker, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 18-month and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support. Charging Devices compatibility list: – iPhone XS Max / XR / XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus – Wireless Charging Case for Air Pods – Galaxy S9 / S9+ /S8 / S8 Plus /Note 8 / S7 / S7 edge / S6 edge+ / Note 5 – Nokia Lumia 830 / 920 / 1020 / 1520 / 930 – Yota Phone 2 – Google Nexus 6 / 4 / 5- Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL (The phone’s screen will display the message: Charging slowly. )Notes: Do not use Apple’s 5V/1A stock charger or a computer USB port as a power supply. When the wireless charger is connected to power, the blue LED light will activate for three seconds. No light will display while the charger is on standby mode. While charging, the light will stay on. If the LED light flashes while charging, please check to ensure that that your phone case is less than 5 mm thick and has no metal attachments, expandable grips, or credit cards. If the problem persists, reboot your phone and make sure that it is centered on the charging surface. Input: 5V/2AOutput: 5V/1A.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Universal compatibility with all Qi compatible smartphones. This is easy to use once it's powered and it uses a very small LED light that doesn't cause a disturbance.
The new Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad is a Qi charger that provides a large, flat surface for your phone. While you still need to generally center your phone on the pad in order to charge, I still find it easier to use than many smaller Qi charging pads. The pad has a non-slip surface that helps keep your phone in place, so if you’re a popular person who receives a lot of notifications, your phone should not vibrate off the pad.
This is a 7.5W Qi wireless charger that is extremely thin and low-profile with a larger charging coil that dissipates the heat over a wide surface area.
The unit is super slim, and all-black in construction, meaning it will look classy on both a night stand as well as an office desk.

What experts didn't like

Only Features standard wireless charger, so there's no Fast Wireless charging for Samsung smartphones or the iPhone X/iPhone 8.
The non-slip surface does seem to attract dust and typically requires a slightly damp lint-free towel to clean.

Overview

It may seem like magic, but wireless charging is actually science. Instead of having to plug your mobile devices in with a cord, you can now simply set them on a charging mat and wait. With fast-charging technology, you won’t even have to wait as long. But how can a mat possibly charge your phone?

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Wireless charging works by transferring energy via an electromagnetic field between two copper coils. There are various ways this is done. Generally speaking, the technology relies on the physics behind time-varying magnetic fields, which causes a current if a loop of wire is closed.

The real convenience of a charging mat, though, is that with some of them, you can set your device anywhere and charging will happen. Not all charging mats offer this, though, and some are so small, you won’t have a variety of choices. The larger your mat is, the more important it is to have multiple coils so that you aren’t limited to just one spot.

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Smaller mats have the benefit of being more portable, though. If you travel frequently, or you just want to take your charger to work with you, that’s a plus. However, if you’ll set your mat up at home and leave it there, a larger one may be a better choice, especially if you’ll be charging multiple devices with it.

Many charging mats use LED lights to alert you to charging status. As helpful as that is, it’s important to keep in mind that they can be bright if you keep them in your bedroom. Unless you want a nightlight, look for a bedroom-based charging mat with a darker LED, or choose a spot in your room where the light won’t be as disruptive.

Although it isn’t a must-have, some mats have a bonus feature that keeps your device cool while it’s charging. You may also find add-ons, like surge and overvoltage protection. These little things could help you sleep a little better as you leave your phone on the mat each night.

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