We live in a digital age and we’re all constantly on our phones. One of the biggest struggles with phones in 2015 is finding a phone that can get power users, or sometimes even casual users, going throughout the day. OEMs keep pushing thin phones when poll after poll find that people would prefer a bigger battery, even if it made the phone a bit bigger.
One of the technologies on the rise to make that struggle a little easier is Qi wireless charging. No wires, no fuss. Just sit your phone down and it charges (as long as it’s compatible). Today we’re going to take a look at some of the coolest Qi wireless charging accessories to keep you charged up at home, in the office, and on the road.
If your phone doesn’t have native wireless charging, make sure you take a peek at the end of the list. We have some options for you too.
On The Go
Choetech Pocket Wireless Car Charger
Choetech is a name you’re going to see a few times on this list because they make some really great products. This Pocket Wireless Car Charger cradles your phone in a leather case that comes up just high enough to keep your phone secure, but also let you see your alerts. This charger clips onto your air vent, and plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter to charge up your phone while you’re running errands or taking the kids to school!
You can pick up the Choetech Pocket Wireless Car Charger for $42.99 with free Prime Shipping.
Product link: Choetech Pocket Wireless Car Charger
Forrader Qi Car Cup Holder Wireless Charger
This Qi Cup Holder is a really creative idea. We all have cup holders in our car, why not have them do something useful if phones are just going to sit in them anyway? No only does this car cup holder charge your phone while placed in the slot, but you can charge a second device with the 2.1A/5V output port. This type of charger is great for long road trips. Not only is your phone being charged in a secure location but your navigator can stay charged up too with the minimum amount of cables.
You can pick up the Forrader Qi Car Cup Holder Wireless Charger for $69.99 on sale down from $99.99 with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: Forrader Qi Car Cup Holder Wireless Charger
ZeroEdge Qi Wireless Car Charger with Triple-Coil Stand
Do you use your phone for navigation? This stand may be perfect for you! It has a grippy base that sticks to your dash, and your windshield. The grippy arms can also grab onto your air vent to keep you charging while you’re navigating. I’ve used one of these before and they’re pretty brilliant. They’re sturdy, so they’ll last forever (as long as they stay sticky), and the arms extend and close up so they’re universal and can hold any phone.
You can pick up the ZeroEdge Qi Wireless Car Charger for $42.99 on sale, all the way down from $99. And, of course, there is free Prime Shipping to go along with that great price.
Product Link: ZeroEdge Qi Wireless Car Charger with Triple-Coil Stand
ActionPie 12,000 mAh Qi Wireless Charging Battery Bank
This may be the ultimate battery bank. Not only does this offering by ActionPie have Qi Wireless Charging but it also has dual USB ports so you can charge up to three devices at the same time. There’s also an LCD to tell you exactly how much juice you have left! It has a huge 12,000mAh capacity, and an flashlight! How do you compete with that? Oh yeah, it also looks awesome. The ActionPie Battery Bank comes with a 2-in-1 Lightning + Micro-USB charging cable so you can charge up your friend’s iPhone since it’s probably going to die halfway through the day.
You can pick up the ActionPie 12,000mAh Qi Wireless Charging Battery Bank for only $39.99 in either Silver or Golden. Both come with free Prime Shipping to your front door.
Product Link: ActionPie 12,000mAh Qi Wireless Charging Battery Bank
Home and Office Charging
Choetech Qi Wireless Iron Stand
Choetech is back again with one of my all time favorite cell phone accessories. I love this product so much I bought it as soon as it came out and use it every night to charge my Galaxy Note 5. The Iron Stand feels incredibly well made. It has a thickness and weight to it to indicate that it’s not going to break on a fall, and grippy feet so it won’t be moving if you bump your bedside table in the middle of the night. It has a blue LED indicator on the side to let you know when your phone has started charging and it’s just bright enough not to annoy you when you’re trying to sleep. This would also be perfect on your desk at work to keep you charging while also keeping an eye on your screen for alerts. I definitely recommend picking one of these up. Can’t say enough about it.
You can check out our full review of the Choetech Qi Wireless Iron Stand here.
You can pick up the Choetech Qi Wireless Iron Stand for $35.99 with free Prime Shipping. Seriously. Buy one now!
Product Link: Choetech Qi Wireless Iron Stand
Wasserstein Wood Wireless Charging Pad
This charging pad looks great. This wood charging pad focuses not just on function, but also fashion with its slick looks. You can get it in a circle or square design and I think it will fit in really in any environment, whether that’s office or your home. This charger does exactly what it says it’s going to do and nothing more. It’s going to look great and charge your phone. If you’re looking for that, check this one out.
You can pick up the Wasserstein Wood Wireless Charging Pad in either Circle or Square for only $19.99 with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: Wasserstein Wood Wireless Charging Pad
GMYLE Transparent Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Continuing the trend of great looks and wireless charging is this Qi Wireless Charging pad from GMYLE. The pad is transparent with a small, white circle in the middle to house the charging coils. While charging, the pad lights up a cool blue that breathes (pulses). There is short-circuit, voltage and heat protection built into this charger, so it won’t damage your phone even if you leave it on the charger long term.
You can pick up the GMYLE Transparent Qi Wireless Charging Pad for only $17.98 on sale down from $30. As always, there is free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: GMYLE Transparent Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Choetech Fast Charging Qi Wireless Charging Pad
We’ve saved the best Qi Wireless charging pad for last. Or, if it isn’t the best, it’s at least the fastest. Samsung recently announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ would be the first to support a new, faster wireless charging standard. This new technology can charge your Note 5 and S6 Edge+ at twice the rate (10W vs 5W)! If you don’t have a phone that supports the new standard, this pad will still charge it as fast as possible. I have one of these pads and it’s a real game changer. Now I don’t have to choose between quick charging and charging my phone conveniently.
You can check out our full review of the Choetech Fast Charging Qi Wireless Charging Pad here.
Choetech offers two different packages with it’s fast charging pad. You can buy just the pad and it’ll run you $34.99, or you can buy the charging pad and the quick charge 2.0 wall adapter for $44.99. You’ll need one of these adapters to get the most out of this pad, so if you don’t have one we recommend getting the more expensive package. If you want to spend another couple of dollars, you can grab this Omaker wall adapter that supports quick charge and has an additional USB port so you can charge a second device as well. All of these come with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: Choetech Fast Charging Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Itian DIY Wireless Charger
If you’re looking for a project, this may be the product for you. With this DIY kit, you can install it anywhere you want and have wireless charging hidden and convenient. Many people are installing these in things like bedside tables or custom cut wood blocks. Installation is easy since there is a 3M sticky pad included. All you have to do is stick this to the bottom of your table, sit your phone down and you’re charging. This design has three coils so the charging area is pretty big and comes with an LED light to let you know when the power is flowing.
You can pick up the Itian DIY Wireless Charger for $19.49 with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: Itian DIY Wireless Charger
Qi Wireless Antennas
Not every phone comes with a Qi Wireless Charging built in. For those of us unlucky enough to be in this situation, all is not lost. Below is a list of third party antennas that you can install on your device to gain wireless charging. There are normally a few different options for each phone, but these are the simplest options we found.
Did we list your favorite Qi Charger? Plan to pick up any of those that we did list? Let us know what you have to say down in the comments.