If you caught today’s Apple event, you know the latest iPhones out of Cupertino will now support Qi wireless charging. And while Android users have enjoyed this technology for a while now, Apple users may just be diving in for the first time. We’ve rounded up the best Qi wireless chargers for iPhone 8/Plus and X so you can be ready on day one. Head below for our full list.
There is a wide range of Qi chargers on the market today. While we’re still getting initial details on Apple’s plans for this medium, we know from today’s keynote that any certified power source should work without issue. To be safe, we’d recommend starting with trusted brands that have been putting out Qi-compatible products for some time. That includes accessories from Mophie, Belkin, Anker and others.
Of course, at the tail-end of Apple’s keynote today an in-house wireless charging pad was unveiled. AirPower works like many of the popular chargers on the market today, but it’s designed specifically to power up multiple devices at the same time. It is slated to release in 2018.
Here are the best Qi wireless charger for iPhone 8/Plus and X:
Mophie Charge Force Wireless Charging Base: $40
Mophie’s Charge Force Base supports its entire lineup of accessories, and now can also power up your iPhone 8/Plus and X. It’s fully Qi-certified and uses “strategically placed” magnets “for a perfect charge every time.” Rated 3.5/5 stars.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad: $28
Belkin has one of the most sleek designs out there with its Qi Wireless Charging Pad. The low-profile will not be intrusive to your desk or nightstand, and it ships with all of the required cables and adapters. Rated 3.5/5 stars.
Anker Qi Wireless Charging Pad: $13
Anker is one of the most trusted brands in the game, and a personal favorite of 9to5. It’s no surprise that it manages to undercut the competition here on price. That’s a staple of its brand. This charger includes a built-in LED light to denote charging as well as extra temperature controls to maintain safe levels. Over 2,600 Amazon reviewers have left a 4/5 star rating.
Aukey Qi Wireless Charger: $15
Of all the options that we will feature today, Aukey likely has the best blend of slim design and affordability. I’d venture to say you’d hardly notice this charger if it weren’t for the Aukey branding engraved across the top. It’s available in two different colors and some 400 Amazon reviewers have left a 4/5 star rating.
Spigen Essential F300W Qi Wireless Charger: $26
If you’re looking for something different, Spigen’s unique Qi charger should fit the bill. The angled-design is perfect for a desk where seeing notifications while charging is a priority. Rated 3.8/5 stars by over 1,100 Amazon reviewers.
Satechi Fast Qi Wireless Charger: $15
Those looking for a color-matching Qi charger will want to check out Satechi’s in-house option. Available in three colors for around $15, this is one of the only way to sport a close-to-matching design. Rated 3.8/5 stars.
iOttie iTap Qi Fast Charging Car Mount and Desk Stand: $70
Easily the priciest option in today’s lineup, iOttie’s iTap Stand offers a home for your new iPhone 8/Plus or X whether at home or on the road. It has an adjustable design, LED indicator light and a built-in cooling fan. Rated 3.5/5 stars.
IKEA Wireless Charging Stands and Furniture: from $30
And of course, don’t forget about IKEA’s new lineup of Qi Wireless Chargers. The great thing about IKEA is that they are offering not only traditional power sources, but full-on furniture. You can check out the entire lineup here, which starts at around $30.