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Even taking into account the good, in General, unification of charging and data cables of various gadgets (microUSB, type-C, and Apple Lightning), the number of these same wires may already be approaching critical. Yes, and the constant connection itself-disconnecting the charging wire is inconvenient – well, at least for phones, a good and practical solution has already been invented. In order to start the process of wireless charging (if the phone itself supports it, of course), it is enough to put it on the included stand-charger – and it can be not only desktop, but also car, and even be built into the powerbank.
The Qi wireless charging standard itself, fortunately, is generally accepted, that is, you do not need to choose a specific charger model for a specific phone. But you should definitely pay attention to the power of the wireless memory. The fact is that initially, due to the obvious limitations of the technology, charging “over the air “was slower than over the wire, even for phones without Quick Charge support, which naturally” eat up ” quickly via cable. In the future, fast charging technology began to appear in wireless storage devices – and this is very convenient, because even a short stay of the phone in the range of the charger will be able to correct its “energy balance”. But just the standards of “fast charging “from different manufacturers may already differ – the Qi standard does not describe them, and in addition to the common Qualcomm QC2.0/3.0, there are also” branded “standards, and a wireless memory with” fast charging ” is still worth buying for a specific phone or tablet. For example, wireless charging without an iPhone certification mark (MFI) always works with Apple smartphones at reduced power.
Rating of the best wireless chargers
|Rating of the best wireless chargers||1||Samsung EP-P5200||4 590 ₽|
|2||Samsung EP-N5100||1 999 ₽|
|3||Krusell Sunne||3 443 ₽|
|4||Baseus Circular Mirror Wireless Charger||2 040 ₽|
|5||HUAWEI CP60||1 899 ₽|
|6||Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charging Pad||1 089 ₽|
|7||Skyway Energy Fast||2 002 ₽|
|8||Bixton QiPad||2 990 ₽|
This charger allows you to work with two gadgets at once, and both of its transmitters are labeled Fast Charge (on the left – also with the 2.0 prefix). Yes, indeed, the device can work not only with all “consumers” who support the proprietary Fast Wireless Charge 2.0 technology (Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note10+, Galaxy S10e, S10, S10e) and its older version (Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9, S9+, Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+).
Naturally, the operation of two “fast-charging” transmitters at once required the use of active cooling: strong heating still remains the “bottleneck” of powerful chargers. The noise of the fan is clearly audible, especially at night – this is noted by many reviews, so we can recommend turning off fast charging at night in the phone settings. in this case, the charger, working at reduced power, will not use active cooling and will remain silent.
- Simultaneous fast charging of two devices.
- Fast Charge 2.0 technology is implemented in only one transmitter;
- Fast charging compatibility only with a limited list of Samsung products;
- Fan noise when using fast charging;
Unlike the EP-P5200, this charger is twice as cheap, but also functionally simpler – it has only one transmitter that supports only” standard ” qi charging and proprietary Fast Wireless Charge (not 2.0!). In addition, this memory is powered not by the 12-volt adapter that comes with the EP-P5200 in the kit, but by any 5-volt source with a type-C cable (which is not included here).
The design of the charger is an inclined stand, and it is ungainly, that is, it is very inconvenient to carry it with you, it is a purely “stationary” option for home or office use. But this design also has a plus – the phone, laid on a stand, is independently centered relative to the transmitter, there is no chance to miss or move it, interrupting charging, as with conventional devices with a horizontal plane. However, the bottom stop of the charger is too small, you can still knock down the phone with an awkward movement. This can be called a design error.
The manufacturer was able to do without active cooling, when working, the device is completely silent, regardless of what it charges – a Samsung gadget with Fast Wireless Charge support or any other Qi software.
- Support for Samsung devices with Fast Wireless Charge technology;
- Compact size;
- The lack of strong heating;
- Bad design of the walkera phone;
- Unable to fold;
- No power supply included.
Compact (diameter – 93 mm), but weighty (110 grams), the wireless charger looks stylish (especially in the Vintage Nude version) due to the finishing of the upper plane with genuine leather – it also does not allow the phone to slide. To connect to the power supply, a type-C connector is used, and to use “fast charging”, the source must support the 9V/1.67 a mode.
At the same time, despite the application for “premium”, the price of the charger in Russia is quite affordable. We did not find any complaints about unreliability or problems with charging for Krusell Sunne – so we can safely include the device in the list of recommendations.
- Aesthetic value;
- Support for “fast charging” when using the appropriate power adapter.
- Power supply unit not included;
- The manufacturer does not specify a list of smartphones for which the device is guaranteed to support fast charging.
Baseus Circular Mirror Wireless Charger
This is not only a charger, but also a USB hub, and with support for USB 3.0 (one output connector in addition to two USB 2.0). At the same time, it is connected via type-C, and has a duplicate “tail” with a type-C connector, which allows you to charge devices even without Qi support.
The use of aluminum and tempered glass with an overall minimalistic design makes the device look more expensive than it actually costs. Charging normally works simultaneously with data transmission via cable from media connected to the hub (flash drives, external hard drives, and so on). Due to its low weight (only 30 grams), the device is well suited for use with laptops.
However, it should be borne in mind that any fast charging technologies are not supported due to this-the device is designed for standard USB ports, which do not provide an increase in voltage for wireless charging, so its process is relatively slow.
- Built-in USB hub with a USB 3.0 port.
- Robust yet lightweight body.
- The lack of support for “fast charging»;
The main advantages of its charger Huawei calls the presence of fast charging mode (15 W) and a relatively large range of the transmitter, which allows you to normally charge smartphones in cases up to 5 mm thick. There is also an automatic shutdown when metal objects are located within the range of the transmitter. And, finally, the device for mechanical protection is covered with a layer of silicone – it is not afraid of falls. A standard type-C connector is used for power supply, and an AC adapter and cable are included.
It is worth noting that the fast charging implemented here is mainly focused on smartphones manufactured by Huawei. when used with equipment from other manufacturers, as is often the case, the speed of wireless charging decreases in comparison with the original wireless memory according to the reviews of the owners.
- Shock-proof and non-slip housing;
- Ability to charge phones in thick cases;
- Support for fast charging technology.
- Really not the fastest fast charging speed.
Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charging Pad
The compact charger in a partially metal case supports fast charging with a power of up to 10 W (that is, it does not really provide the highest charging speed compared to technologies like Fast Wireless Charge 2.0), especially for the iPhone (in this case, the power output is limited to 7.5 W, which is actually slower than from the original wired memory with a Lightning connector. For the device to work, you will need a network adapter with a type-C cable, which is not included in the package, and even for “normal” charging of Qi devices, it must give at least 2 amps. To use fast charging mode, the adapter must comply with QC2.0 or QC3.0 standards.
Like the charger from Huawei, it provides a protective shutdown when metal objects are detected on the transmitter and the ability to charge phones in cases, but the maximum thickness of the case is stated here less – no more than 4 mm. The underside of the device is also coated with silicone to reduce sliding and protect against impact. When compared directly with Huawei, xiaomi’s wireless charging wins at a more affordable price, but loses out in charging speed, does not have a network adapter included, and is more sensitive to the thickness of the case – therefore, it falls lower in the rating.
- Non-slip housing;
- Claimed support for fast charging.
- Really moderate charging speed;
- The absence of the network adapter in the kit.
Skyway Energy Fast
This wireless charger, like the Samsung EP-N5100, is made in the format of an inclined stand, but with a wider lower stop. There are several design options – minimalistic black or imitation of light or dark wood.
Fast (conditional) charging is supported using QC3. 0 adapters capable of switching from 5V/2A mode to 9V / 1.67 A. According to the manufacturer’s information, the input power during operation is either 5 W (“normal” charging of Qi devices), or 10 W. The power cable is non-removable and can be plugged into standard “type A” USB ports. The network adapter is not included.
With cases of at least medium thickness (up to 2 mm), there are no problems, although Skyway, unlike Huawei or Xiaomi, does not directly state the maximum thickness of the case, which will not have to be removed from the phone to charge.
- Possibility of vertical or horizontal installation (for example, when watching videos in parallel with charging) ;
- Support For Qualcomm QuickCharge.
- Fixed cable;
- Ungainly base;
- The lack of included AC adapter.
In terms of the number of simultaneously charged devices, the Bixton QiPad surpasses even the Samsung EP-P5200 – here you can simultaneously put, for example, two “iPhones” and an Apple Watch smart watch. True, there are only two transmitters here: to charge a smart watch, you can simply install a standard “charger”from them in the hole of the case. At the same time, the device does not have MFI certification, so it cannot provide full-fledged fast charging of the iPhone.
It is easier for owners of Android devices – in this case, the memory (if it is connected to an adapter with QC 2.0/3.0 support) will be able to give up to 10 watts.