Having a wireless charging pad for your phone is convenient no matter where you are, but it’s especially useful when driving, as it helps minimize distractions. Although these chargers are not completely wireless – the charger still needs to be connected to your car’s cigarette lighter or USB port – they are wireless in the most important sense: You don’t always have to plug in and unplug the power supply. cable charger.
Please note that each wireless charger in this buyer’s guide is compatible with any mobile phone that activates wireless charging, whether it’s an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, or any other Qi-enabled phone. If you’re attached to your phone case – as long as it’s not too thick – you can keep it open and still.your phone. Most of these chargers are even used as a phone holder with an adjustable handle. We update this list from time to time, and new wireless charging technology is coming to market.
iOttie’s “autosense” auto-fastening wireless car charger is one of the best with phone mounting. Although quite expensive, we have recently seen some nice discounts. Automatic Sense Automatic Clamping Qi Filling is available in the version installed on the Car Phone Setup dashboard or in the CD and ventilation clip version (I tested the wireless charging device on the operating panel). This wireless car charger has a beautifully designed telescopic handle, a powerful absorbing case, and the wireless charger is compatible with most phone boxes. You get 7.5 watts for iPhone and 10 watts for Android phones, which is a fast wireless charging.
This Qi wireless charger comes with a dual charging USB cigarette lighter adapter. My only complaint – and it’s small – is that the included cable is Micro-USB, not USB Type-C. You can forget this after this Qi charger is connected to the wireless car charger, but if the cable is accidentally disconnected from the power supply (this happens), it is easier to connect the USB-C cable to charge the phone, especially to re-drive.
If you’re not afraid to work with an unnamed brand like ZeeHoo, its wireless car charger has most of the features you want to charge your phone, including an auto-clamp, a safe suction cup that can be installed in your car’s air vents, windshield or windshield. control panel. It has a fast charging capacity of up to 15 watts for USB-C and Android phones that support it (iPhones are charged with 7.5 watts). This improved version has a brighter design than the original (see below) and is about $ 20 cheaper than the iOttie above. However, this wireless charger is not equipped with a cigarette lighter adapter – only a USB-C cable.
This wireless car charger is one of the more popular common wireless car chargers with an automatic touch telescopic handle, and the original version I tried worked well overall, was securely attached to my car, and quickly charged my smartphone or QI device. I really liked that the wireless car charger came with a phone device for my car’s air fan (if you only want a ventilation device, there is only an air fan that costs $ 30).
Note that you will need a power adapter that supports it (not included) to get a fast charge.
The original wireless car charger with ZeeHoo’s autoclamp remains a good value at around $ 30. In addition to some cosmetic improvements in the upgraded version, the biggest difference is that it’s a 10-watt charger instead of a 15-watt charger for Android phones (iPhones are limited to 7.5-watt charging for both chargers). As an upgraded version, this wireless charger doesn’t come with a cigarette lighter adapter – just a USB-C cable – and you’ll need a power adapter to support it for fast charging (not included).
If you want to go with a wireless charger that looks a little more discreet, a magnetic phone charger is a good choice. The iOttie iTap 2 is available in versions with a wireless air fan, a CD slot and a car absorber on the dashboard. I tested the air fan version, which has a locking mechanism on the air fan, which reliably attaches the filler suction device to the ventilation hole. Note that this assembly is not compatible with MagSafe.
To make your wireless phone charger work with the car’s magnetic absorber, you’ll either need a metal box (I have one) inside, or you can add one of the thin sticky metal plates that go into the back of the phone. (Stick it down so it doesn’t interfere with the wireless charging circuit in the middle). You can even cover the plate with your phone case, but make sure the box isn’t too thick, or your phone won’t stick to the charger slot.
The iOttie iTap 2 magnetic wireless car charger includes a dual USB car charger with an additional USB port to charge the second device. The incoming cable is a Micro-USB cable, not a USB-C that does not have accelerated charging. I tested it using the iPhone 11 Pro, which remains safe on the charger, but for larger phones, it would be better to go with one of the wireless charger options above.
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Mophie’s Snap Plus 15W Wireless Charging Vent Mount is a magnetic device that comes with an integrated USB-C cable (the charging disc can be removed from the mount, but the cable is integrated into the washer). It also comes with a magnetic ring that you can attach to the back of phones that don’t activate MagSafe, including a cigarette lighter adapter and Android models. I tried it on the iPhone 12 Pro with a MagSafe charger and the phone stuck well to the mount. That said, the magnet isn’t very strong, and I wouldn’t recommend it for heavier phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. But overall, it is an attractively designed accessory.
It can charge Android models wirelessly at 15 watts, but iPhones can wirelessly charge up to 7.5 watts.
ZealSound’s Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock may not be the most elegant wireless charging solution, but this wireless charging pad can be placed anywhere and has a bottom and protective rails. apply the brakes or accelerate suddenly or make a sharp turn. Offers up to 10 watts of charge for compatible Android phones. Charges 7.5 watts for iPhones. Includes cigarette lighter power adapter.
If you already have an Apple MagSafe wireless charging disc, this Spigen mounting accessory is a good choice to bring to your car. Like I said, MagSafe doesn’t include a wireless charger. USB-C is not a cigarette lighter adapter. But for less than $ 20, it’s a fairly affordable magnetic mounting accessory.
Note: To get a maximum charging speed of 15 watts, make sure you get the right cigarette lighter adapter with it. Also, since this is based on the magnets of the wireless charging disc for your phone to stick to it (if you use a box, a MagSafe box is required), this is not recommended for the larger iPhone 13 Max Pro, as it is more likely to slip. mounting – especially if you hit a bowl – by weight.
Well, it’s not a wireless charger, but many of the wireless car chargers on this list don’t have a cigarette lighter power adapter, so I’m going to put it on the list at the end. I originally had an Aukey power adapter on this list, but it’s exhausted, and this low-profile Ainope mini-speed USB Car Charger offers faster charging (up to 24 watts) and is cheaper. It has both a USB-C and a USB-A port, so you can charge two devices at the same time, but it would be better to charge one device to get a 15-watt wireless charger.
Note that to get the fastest wired charge for iPhones, you need to use a Lightning cable from USB-C. That cable is not included.