Best Charging Pads for iPhone X & iPhone 8
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X have introduced Qi wireless charging capabilities that work with any Qi-compatible charger. This means you can now charge your iPhone on many 3rd party wireless charging pads. Read on to find the best compatible iPhone 8 & iPhone X wireless charging pads we have found.
iPhone X Charging Pad On A Budget
The Choetech 5W wireless charging pad is a great buy for anybody looking to charge wirelessly on a budget. It provides enough power to charge an iPhone X through most cases, although it can be a bit finicky when it comes to a slightly thicker case like the Luxury Book for iPhone X. How you position your iPhone on the pad is very important. They recommend taking your iPhone out of the case when charging for best results, our own tests have confirmed this. However, the price and quality are hard to beat on a budget as it clocks in at around $15. Check it out.
Triple Coil Easy To Use iPhone X Charging Pad
The Vinsic Wireless Qi charging pad is a 5w iPhone X charger with 3 separate Qi coils built into it. This makes it extremely easy to charge your phone through a case and not have to worry about exact placement to get the charging to kick in. It has a grippy rubber ring to hold your phone in place while it charges and a kickstand on the back to angle your phone up so you can still view it while it charges. This is an extremely handy feature, especially if you use FaceID to unlock your phone. This charger does not come with a wall adapter, you can buy a separate one or use the one that comes with your iPhone. This is the all-around best iPhone X charging pad we have seen to date in terms of ease of use, working with a case, price, and functionality. Currently on sale for $15. Check it out.
Super Fast 7.5w iPhone X Charging Pad
With the latest iOS update, Apple has unlocked the ability to charge your iPhone X at the faster 7.5w rate. Our favorite fast charger for iPhone X is the RAVPower Fast Charger with the QC 3.0 adapter included (a $30 value). This charger will charge your iPhone X wirelessly at the maximum rate currently allowed by Apple. It is important to only use this charger with the provided adapter because chargers not rated for this level of charging can overheat and damage themselves or the device. The adapter has a smart battery indicator built in as well as over-current, over-voltage, and over-heating protection systems. It is smaller than the others, which makes it more portable as well. This is our favorite high quality fast charger for the iPhone X. Currently selling for $49.99 with a few additional promotions when you purchase. Check it out.
Apple Recommended iPhone X Charging Pad
If you want an Apple recommended product, the Mophie Wireless Charging Base is currently on sale on the online Apple store. It features non-slip housing to ensure perfect iPhone placement, and it also includes a wall adapter for charging right out of the box. The round shape has a slim profile and it looks and feels quite professional. They also say that a high-speed wireless charging update will be coming later this year to charge your iPhone even faster. It is about 3x more expensive than the above options, though, costing around $60 at the time of this article. Check it out here.
The Best Wireless Charging Station For iPhone X
While there are surely many innovations yet to come in this space, the Pi Charger is the most exciting one we've seen. It is not shipping yet but it claims to be able to charge Qi-compatible devices wirelessly at a range of up to 1 foot in any direction. You don't need physical contact with it at all. Just set your iPhone down anywhere within a foot of the charger and it will begin charging. The closer you set your phone to the station, the faster it will charge. Pretty cool stuff. It will likely cost around $200 and will be shipping sometime in 2018. Check it out here.
Apple has also announced they will be releasing their own wireless charging pad later this year, however details are scarce as to its features. All Pad & Quill iPhone X cases and iPhone 8 cases are fully compatible with wireless charging and will work with any of the above listed options.