Logitech Powered lets you use your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus while wirelessly charging

Logitech Powered lets you use your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus while wirelessly charging
We know Apple has various big plans for the wireless charging future of its iPhones, Watches, and AirPods, but for the time being, we’re still waiting for that September 2017-unveiled AirPower to actually kick off sales

In the meantime, the Cupertino-based tech giant recommends you purchase either a Mophie wireless charging base or a Belkin Boost Up pad for your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus, both of which fetch a fairly reasonable $49.95, doing an adequate enough job of juicing up the latest “iDevice” generation without (many) cables.

But Swiss peripheral manufacturer Logitech has a more elegant and efficient wireless charging solution designed in close “collaboration with Apple”, allowing you to actually use your iPhone while connected to a power source.


Somewhat confusingly named Powered, the company’s newest iPhone accessory holds the X, 8, or 8 Plus in a “snug and comfortable position” at a 65-degree angle, facilitating “optimal” Face ID unlocking, as well as an “effortless” message-sending, movie-watching, FaceTiming experience.

You can drop your iPhone inside the U-shaped cradle without worrying about finding some sweet spot, and the Logitech Powered also supports both landscape and portrait mode charging. If you can settle for 5W speeds, you’re even free to use this with Qi-certified Android handsets sharing “similar dimensions and coil configuration to iPhone”, including Samsung’s Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, and S7 Edge.


The iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus get fast 7.5 watt wireless charging, although obviously, Logitech’s fancy, Swiss-engineered, California-designed stand is a little pricier than Mophie and Belkin’s pads, at $79.99. Up for pre-order now in “off-white” only, Powered weighs in at a paltry 14.56 ounces (412 grams), working with non-metal cases up to 3 mm thick, and featuring “superior overheat protection.” That sounds like a pretty good deal all in all.

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10 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Or just use the Spigen Essential F300W Funny, never knew Logitech was Swiss.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or use any wireless charger + duct tape.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Or use the Belkin BoostUp stand with 10W... https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F7U052/

4. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

5. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

it's easy to see from the photo that the X just doesn't belong to that stand, it's like from different world while with logitech version the stand and phone are perfect match.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually, I find them all ugly. The Logitech one is a bit smaller, but that's about it. If you take the Belkin in white, it's just as ugly as the Logitech one https://www.belkin.com/images/productmt_aem/099fcb27-e882-416f-8c35-ccc768d9e6bc/renditions/cq5dam.web.1000.1000.jpeg

3. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

First time i'm actually interested about wireless charging, looks pretty sleek and safe.and it's in right angle. But still propably won't buy one because don't see any real benefits with wireless charging if have to spend money for it, it's just not worth and that's why wireless charging been big flop among users.

9. Brewski

Posts: 725; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Excuse me? A big flop? I have been using wireless charging since 2013 and have not had any issues or disappointments. The last 4-5 phones I've owned only had a cable plugged in a handful of times and that's mostly just to transfer files. My phone is sitting on a wireless cradle right now on my desk next to my computer. If I get an alert, I glance at it to see if it is important or not. If it is, I pick it up, reply to the message and set it back down. Then once I leave work I just pick it up with a full charge and head home. No ugly cables in the way getting tangled up and no ports to wear out over time being plugged in and unplugged all the time. BTW, the last time I bought a wireless charger, it was $24.99 and I have used it for 3 different phones over 3 years.

6. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Rather additing 3.5 jack they milking their customer more and more with this type of accesories

10. NeilBhisma

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and learned to use iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus. It really provide informative information about iPhone X and now i completely learned it. Keep Updating this kind of information with us.

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