10 wireless charging pads for Qi-enabled smartphones

10 wireless charging pads for Qi-enabled smartphones
There was a time when wireless charging was only talked about, but rarely ever implemented in consumer products. Today, there's a growing list of smartphones you can charge without plugging them into an outlet – smartphones like the Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and more. 

But in order to do that, you need a special accessory, namely a Qi-compatible charging pad. Below we've listed 10 of them – 10 wireless charging pads for smartphones that support the Qi standard. Check them out and pick your favorite!

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27 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd get the TYLT one. those guys sell some cool stuff. o:

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Hey does anyone know if HTC One supports Qi charging ?

3. Nick_T

Posts: 186; Member since: May 27, 2011

Nope. My guess is that wireless charging would be very hard to implement in a phone that's made of metal.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Okay, that helps me in making my decision. Thanks !!

5. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

nokias charger is best out of all

6. Amro_

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Sadly the Lumia charger does not work with Google Nexus 4. Not sure if it works with any other phones than Nokia Lumias.

8. Nick_T

Posts: 186; Member since: May 27, 2011

Actually I think it is the Fatboy pillow that reportedly doesn't work with the Nexus 4. My guess is that it has something to do with the pillow's shape. Number 9 might work since it is flat, but I'm not 100% sure.

10. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

It does work, you just need to find the right spot since the Nokia is a small charger, there a video on Youtube, i wont mention the website because am a loyal PA reader :)

12. Amro_

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Wow. Tried it for about five mins and it seems to work once it's positioned correctly. I'll still have to try it overnight.Thanks for the tip!

25. thekiwiguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

The Nokia charger works great with my Nexus 5. It should fine with my S5 too, once my Qii ribbon for the battery arrives

7. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I want #6

9. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Does anyone else think there is a big discrepency between the price of these devices and their value? Do people really hate plugging in a cord that much? I had a touchstone for my palm pre plus and I never really liked it. I think the flat ones are better (I guess), but not worth $50-150 imho.

11. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I completely agree. You are paying money to get nothing extra and a longer charge time

13. Amro_

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

They are rather expensive yes, but I find it much more convenient to just put the phone on a charging pad rather than plugging in the charger. Also, you won't wear out the charging port on the phone. The micro usb port on my Galaxy S can't hold usb cables anymore after using it for two years.

15. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

More expensive but more convenient. Why more expensive? Engineering, sampling and finally molds do cost a lot of money. You should disassemble charging station to see that it's not just one IC but much more. IMO 40-50USD for a wireless charging mobile case (if needed) and 50-60USD for a charger is reasonable.

14. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Will there be a follow up article regarding the PMA chargers and phones?

16. kewell69

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

What's the need,if d concept was to carry d phone around while it still charges then it's wireless charging but now it's just handicapped wireless charging.

17. Gadgetsbucket.com

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

Q1 wireless charger are really cool

18. chrispauly

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2013

I don't think the Duracell Powermat belongs on this list. Nothing on their site says it is Qi compliant and all the reviews on Amazon say that it definitely is not Qi compatible.

22. nicane

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

The Duracell Powermat definitely doesn't belong on this list. I was first led to believe this would charge my Droid Mini because of this article, but after further research it definitely is not Qi compatible and will not work with any Qi devices, since Powermat is it's own wireless charging standard apart from Qi wireless charging standard.

19. chrispauly

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2013

Anyone looking for a good deal on a Qi charger, the Nokia ones are on sale at All 4 Cellular for $25. That's a killer deal for this unit. (go to their website, All4Cellular, and search for Nokia Wireless Charging Plate (bulk))

20. diogenes unregistered

So if you've got a nexus 4 what's the best answer?

21. Ali.Afs

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

hey everyone, i needed to ask a question, ive bought the samsung charging pad, but didnt know that id have to buy the special back cover for the charging pad, and after during some research i found out about this Q1 reciever for way cheaper, i was wondering will this reciever work with the samsung wireless charging bad? Best Regards..

23. aoke.george

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

hey guys, there is George from China, who do the wireless charger business. if somebody want to purchased any QI wireless charger transmitter or receiver. Pls add my skype:yang.geogre or sent a email to yang.george@outlook.com Best regards

24. wirelesscharger

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

If you guys want to buy qi wireless charger, you can visit amazon store and look for CHOETECH (one of the trusted seller of wireless charger in amazon).

27. jeffherd

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yes I totally appreciate with you, becasue i also use choetech qi chargers with my nexus phone form 2 year and didn't get any problem in it till now, reliable and trustable brand for everyone.

26. erinjanelle

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2014

The newest one on the market always seems to be way ahead of the older wireless chargers available. I didn't think they were that useful until a client had me work on a campaign, and I have to admit...its awesome. It's the QiPack on Kickstarter.

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