Apple's AirPower wireless charger is running late. Enter Belkin's Boost Up pad for the iPhone 8/X
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 12, 2017, 5:24 PM
Fret not, though, as Belkin just announced a wireless charging pad called Boost Up which has been developed directly in collaboration with Apple. Utilizing the most widespread Qi standard, the pad outputs 7.5W of power, compared to the average 5W of such chargers, and can pass through most regular cases, too.
Boost Up offers a non-slip surface, various thermal and foreign object protections, and comes with Belkin's $2500 equipment warranty, meaning that if the charger damages your gear somehow while connected (or, in this case, disconnected) properly, you will be covered up to that amount. The price? At $59.99, we feel there will be plenty of people willing to give the new wireless charging option of their new iPhones a go.
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Ok now I have never before used wireless chargers as all my past phones don't support wireless charging anyway, am curious to see if Apple's wireless charging prowess is almost as good as wired charging which by the way got itself a boost by implementing "Fast Charging"
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 5:29 PM 0
I doubt wireless charging will be as efficient as wired charging with the new iPhone. This is the nature of wireless charging, you lose power. Also, the phone (battery) will warm up because of it.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 5:32 PM 1
All new iPhones support fast charging. Up to 50% in 30 minutes. Don't think there is fast wireless charging though, just standard wireless charging. Testing will prove if it can support faster wireless charging I dont think they will ship with the fast chargers though which is pretty pathetic tbh. But maybe you can use any faster charging block laying around if you have one (got a few still laying around)
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 6:06 PM 4
I am glad they stuck to the QI standard, so a lot of businesses won't have to buy second wireless chargers for their Apple customers. And this will mean even more places will offer QI.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 5:30 PM 2
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It's funny when they showed the graphic of all the manufacturers that make wireless chargers that are compatible with the new iPhone, they didn't show Samsung which makes Qi-compatible chargers as well.
posted on Sep 13, 2017, 3:52 PM 0
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