Best Qi wireless chargers for iPhone 8

Wireless charging has been around for years: Nokia was among the first companies to adopt it, but Samsung has had it for years as well, just like many other phone makers.

And what about Apple? Well, it has only adopted it with the new glass-back iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, but here is the thing with Apple's adoption of new features: it drives the ecosystem forward.

Despite wireless charging being available for years, it was never quite in the mainstream. Expect this to change with Apple's new iPhones supporting wireless charging. Best of all, Apple is adopting the Qi standard, an open standard that most chargers these days support, so if you have a wireless charger, chances are that it will work with the new iPhones. With this in mind, we take a look at the best wireless chargers for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. And yes, of course, these will also work with other Qi-enabled phones.

*Note that Apple's iPhones are currently wirelessly charged at 7.5 watts, while other competing products support the new Qi standard that delivers up to 15 watts of power for double the charging speeds.

mophie wireless charging base

Price: $60 | Buy it here

The tiny, hockey-puck shaped Mophie wireless charging base is a great wireless charger that does not take up too much space. It is also one of two promoted by Apple and sold in Apple Stores. It features a non-slip surface and comes with a wall adapter and a 5-foot cable. The charger supports speeds of up to 7.5 watts for compatible devices (which is not too fast).

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

Price: $60 | Buy it here

The second Apple-endorsed wireless charger is the Belkin Boost Up. It comes with a similar round design, features an LED light that notifies you when the phone is charging, features two rubber circles to prevent your phone from slipping away, and delivers a similar 7.5 watts of power. As with most wireless chargers, this one is able to charge the new iPhones through charges up to 3mm thick.

Apple AirPower

Price: unknown | Release date: 2018

Apple's AirPower is certainly the most advances wireless charger out there. While it's build on the Qi standard, Apple brings its custom DNA to it and allows charging up to three devices on it simultaneously, so that you can place your iPhone, AirPods (new wireless charging-enabled case required) and Apple Watch and easily top them up. Apple has only teased the AirPower charger yet, providing photographs, but not much else in terms of specifics. We don't know the price - but we expect it will be pricier than most chargers now, but we do know that Apple plans to bring it to market some time during 2018.

Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible

Price: $90 | Buy it here

Samsung's fast convertible charger is - somewhat ironically - one of the finest wireless chargers for the new iPhones. It looks very lush and stylish with its leather-like finish, and it double as a stand via the rotating base. There is an LED indicator here that shows when the device is properly centered and charging. 

Ikea Wireless Chargers

Prices: from $30 | Buy here

IKEA has a whole lineup of awesome chargers that blend seemlessly with furniture and some of them have a sleek, wooden design and look really great. As you can expect with IKEA products, many of them are very affordable at prices starting from $30.

Tylt Vu Blade

Price: $60 | Buy it here

Tylt has been around for a while and the Vu Blade is its best charger. You can also get the Tylt Vu, a Kickstarter success from the past, for just $30. The Vu Blade rotates and can be adjusted, but it's also pricier. So choose the one that fits your needs better, but in terms of charging both do the job.

Incipio Ghost Qi

Price: $60 | Buy it here

The Ghost Qi by Incipio looks different than the rest and features both an LED and audio cues to notify you when the charge has started. It's got a non-slippery rubbery surface that also ensures your iPhone will not accidentally slip. It features three internal coils that connect wirelessly to your Qi-enabled device. One of its greatest features is drop and go: you don't need to center your device to start charging it.

Spigen F300W Wireless Charging Pad

Price: $35 | Buy it here

The Spigen F300W wireless charging dock is another affordable wireless charger with an LED light that indicates when the charger is operating for at-a-glance convenience. Its stand design and free positioning technology liberates the device from wires and restricted placements, allowing you to prop and charge in a vertical or horizontal position.



2. jellmoo

Posts: 2675; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Um... How can you include the AirPower in a "Best Of" list, when for all we know it's terrible?

6. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

It's not out yet, and no specification information about it yet.. but they include it in Best Qi wireless list, lol... They even say "Apple's AirPower is certainly the most advances wireless charger out there", smh..

15. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

*scrolls back up to read author's name* Meh, nothing surprising, it's none other than victor who'd post such statement without anything to back it besides the logo.

3. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So why is the Apple's Airpower the most advances wireless charger out there, when even in the same article the Ikea one is mentioned that can charge 3 devices at the same time as well. And there are dozens of pads just like these out there. There is absolutely no difference whatsoever in the one Apple will sell.

7. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

There is a difference and that's the logo. iphonearena are the number one suckers of the logo

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True and in the process fail to mention a relatively big bug on iOS 11 affecting a lot of enterprise users

9. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

The reason is that it can charge the AirPods and the Apple Watch which are not Qi enabled devices. No other charger in this list can do this, hence the AirPower is the most advanced wireless charger for the Apple ecosystem. And it's included in this list for reasons to inform people that are looking to buy a new wireless charger that a powerful new option will be available in the future.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Keep in mind it can only charge the new Apple Watch 3 and new Airpods charging case, NOT the existing ones. And I have no problem mentioning it, I understand that. Just not the advanced bit.

11. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

"Powerful" no... "another option" yes. Regardless you cannot refer to wireless charging as "Powerful" as wired charging is faster. Which is why google ditched wireless charging for USB-C. Why am I going to put my phone on a charging pad for 3 hours that my wall charger can do in 35 minutes?

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wireless charging is never meant to fully charge your phone when it's (almost) empty. But charge it when you're not using it in between use. It's better for current type of batteries to keep the phone charged between 20 to 80% and charging it multiple times a day is a good thing.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

According to AppleInsider: Apple has finally acknowledged this issue in part by designing a multiple-device wireless charging pad it calls AirPower. Building upon the Qi wireless charging standard, AirPower intends (at some point in 2018) to enable multiple device charging on the same pad. In addition to recharging a new Series 3 Apple Watch, you'll be able to power up an iPhone 8 or X and the new AirPods charger case the company announced in parallel, also for future release.

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This is the type of reporting I keep railing against. As other have stated it is not even out with no information on it and PA states "Apple's AirPower is certainly the most advances wireless charger out there." How do they know? Did Apple give them one to test out? PA reviews are just Bias Hoe can it be the most advance when we have no info on it for all we know it could be all vapor ware. PA Please refrain form these types of assumptions.

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

failed phones did not come up new just 1000$ even when it's added charging wireless iphone x 7watt galaxy s8 15 watt !!

16. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Im surprised that IKEA is mentioned here. ;)

18. AxelFoley unregistered

"Despite wireless charging being available for years, it was never quite in the mainstream. " Good thing those small mom and pop shops like Starbucks, Ikea, McDonald's, and major airports were able to provide wireless charging before the big companies start coming aboard.

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