Qi wireless charging has become more of a convenience for us as a higher volume of smartphones support it. The reason for their convenience is because you don’t have to stumble around at night or even during the day trying to find a cable and making sure that it is inserted the right way. With wireless charging it is effortless as you just place your device on the QI enabled pad and it begins charging.
In the box:
Wireless charging pad
3ft USB to micro-USB cable
quick start guide
Input: 5V/2V (MAX)
Output: 5V/1V (MAX)
Charging distance: 0-5mm
Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches
After testing and using this Qi wireless charger as my ‘daily driver charging unit,’ I have to say that I was pleased with the results. Before I got this wireless charger I previously owned the official wireless charger by Google for the nexus 5. It was pretty cool at the time but now that I have upgraded to the nexus 6, it has a bigger batter which supports turbo charging and the official wireless charger doesn’t cut it anymore. As I am used to the quick charge of the nexus 6 I knew that having a wireless charger would be slower.
But I was surprised at the speed at which this wireless charger charged my phone. Of course it wasn’t as fast as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 but from my experience it was faster than my old wireless charger. As I only have one device as my daily driver at the moment, it is convenient for me to place my wireless charger on my bed side table.
The build quality it is rather nice compared to my other wireless charger that i had, as my first initial impressions of the wireless charger was that it has very beautiful build quality as the bottom half of the Qi enabled charger is made from aluminium. It has a rubber ring around the bottom to stop it from moving around too much when placed on surface. The top half of the wireless charger is made from plastic and also has a rubber ring on top which doubles as a cup holder as well, and it helps to make sure that the device does not slip.
On the surface of the wireless charger there is a small ambient light sensor, and also a ‘skyline’ notification LED which turns on when you place your device on it so that you know your device is charging. This is a nice feature as my old wireless charger did not have an LED indicator to let me know when my device was charging. Also as the wireless charger has an ambient light sensor, it would turn off after 30 seconds or so if it was in a dark room. This is handy when sleeping as you are not distracted by a light when sleeping.
One thing that I didn’t like about this product is that it was a single coil, this means that you have to make sure that you place the phone in the correct position to that the coil on the phone and the wireless charger are aligned. It would have been nice to have three coils instead of one. However I have to say when I did place my nexus 6 on the charger, 70% of the time it started charging the first time I placed it onto the charging pad. Other than that the product works great and I would recommend you checking this product out.
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