RIP Apple AirPower: Five Great Wireless Charging Solutions

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With Apple killing off their vapourware AirPower charging mat, it’s time to look for even the Apple fan-bois to start looking for alternatives. Fortunately, Apple has chosen for the most part to stick with the Qi standard so there are lots of options to choose from. We’ve looked at a couple in the past but there are lots of others to choose from.

2 in 1 Wireless Charger for Apple Watch and iPhone: $29.99

If you’re looking for a pad that works with the Apple Watch, note that it isn’t Qi compatible. But this pad accommodates Apple’s proprietary standard as well as Qi for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

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Carter Wireless Charging Desk Lamp – $69

Most of us need a desk lamp to make it easier to read stuff and keep working when the rest of the household is asleep. And this lamp will even charge your smartphone or other Qi-compatible devices.

8000mAh Wireless Charger Power Bank- $55.60

With wireless charging, a part of USB-A ports and a USB-C port, this charger can power up to two devices at once. Looks like a great travel companion to me.

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Belkin Boost Up Qi Wireless Charging Pad For iPhone – $59.95

This charger uses Qi-certified transmitting coils to deliver charge to your compatible iPhone wirelessly – no need to plug in when it’s time to power up, just lay your iPhone onto the charging pad and presto!

Qi Wireless Fast Charger – $28.45

I have device similar to this on my desk and it’s great. The phone charges and sits upright so I can see the display when a call comes in. A great option for the desk or bedside table.


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