As more devices are sold with Qi wireless charging built-in, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and so on, the need for wireless charging grows. Wireless charging is one of those features you have lived without since you have owned mobile phones, but once you go wireless it is really hard to go back. So for many of you who have wireless charging compatible devices, now is the time to give it a try.
Qualcomm’s Quick charge revolutionized charging last year as it drastically reduced charge times on our devices. With 15-30 minutes of charging many devices could go half a day without having to recharge again. Fast charging made wireless chargers a nice-to-have feature, because the ability to fast charge overruled the desire to wireless charge devices. Wireless chargers were just too slow.
Come 2015 and we now have access to fast wireless charging thanks to Samsung. That doesn’t mean you have to pay Samsung’s high prices though for their charger. CHOETECH is here to offer a high-quality alternative to fast wireless charging with their latest Wireless Charging Pad. This pad is currently compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge plus which have fast wireless charging as a feature, and it is also capable of standard wireless charging for other compatible devices. Lets check it out.
Design & Usage
Like all other CHOETECH accessories I have reviewed, the Fast Wireless Charger Pad is of the highest quality. It is a thin disk shape made from durable plastic and metal with a rubber ring on the bottom and top to prevent slippage on surfaces as well as creating a grip for your smartphone. This addition of these rubber rings may seem insignificant, but considering the Note 5 and S6 edge plus are made from glass, I really don’t want my devices slipping off my nightstand from simple bumps. Nothing would ruin my night more than seeing a crack in my Note 5.
CHOETECH also added green LED lights to the front of the charger to show when it is fast charging, and blue LED lights for when it is charging a device at standard speed. I know lights are just lights, but it is really cool. To top it off, CHOETECH included a light sensor which dims the LED lights as there is less light in the room in order not to disturb your sleep. And it doesn’t just turn the LED lights off, it actually dims the LED lights matching the light level in the room. For a third party device, I was thoroughly impressed.
The green LED lights weren’t your typical super bright green- they were more of a standard grass colored green(I apologize for my lack of color palette knowledge). I actually thought the choice of green was a nice change from the super bright LED’s that we are so used to these days. It looked rather sophisticated on my nightstand.
In order to take advantage of fast wireless charging you will need a Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger which CHOETECH provided me with and can be purchased from Amazon.com as a package saving you even more money.
I found this latest wireless charger from CHOETECH to be my favorite of all of the ones I have used so far. With every generation of product they just keep getting better.
Specs from Amazon.com
Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad
This CHOETECH Fast Charge Wireless Charger allows you to charge Galaxy Note5 or S6 edge+ device up to 1.4x faster than standard wireless charging pads.
Fast Charge Model(10W Output Max) only for your Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, Standard Charge Model(Output 5W Max) for your standard QI enabled device like S6,S6 Edge.
Smart Lighting Sensor
The ambient light sensor automatically dims the LED lights as the light in the room lessens.
Unique LED Indicates Charging Status
Solid blue led light for standard wireless charging model(5W output max); Solid green led light for fast wireless charging (10W Output Max)
Compact Size and Anti Slip Rubber Grip
The Qi charger is compact in size (3.3 *3.3 * 0.7in)and has rubber grip on its top and bottom that does not allow cell phones made up of glass body like Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge+to get skid off.
Note 5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus
Nexus 7 2nd Gen/Nexus 4/Nexus 5/Nexus 6
Nokia Lumia 920/1020/928
1.The Fast Charge feature is compatible with ONLY Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ models
2.QC 2.0 Adaptive Fast Charger is required for the fast charge wireless charging feature
I was shocked at how much I needed fast wireless charging in my life. Less waiting for charging is one of those things you get used to rather quickly. Having the CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charging Pad for my Note 5 made me realize it was time to give away the other wireless chargers in my household. From now on it is fast wireless charging or wall charging only. At $34.99 you can save yourself %50 by getting this charger versus Samsung’s official fast wireless charging pad. Add in the ability to not disturb my sleep with the ambient light sensor, I can see myself using this charger for a long time to come. If you’re interested in getting this charger head on over to Amazon.com.