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Anker - PowerPort 5W Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone®/Android - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 439 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer--grab it on sale for best value

    Posted
    WyldeBlue

    You can read other reviews regarding charging speed and try to judge the results for yourself. Bottom line...yeah, it's only 5W, but you won't necessarily even get a FAST 5W without a Qi charger to back it up as well. I'm not using a Qi charger here at work so I wasn't expecting microwave oven-style speeds. That said, it has done what I've needed it to do in enough time to seem reasonable: wirelessly charge my phone through my case. If you need something to juice up your phone SUPER-fast, you're probably going to want one of the active cooling, high-wattage units instead. But this one is silent, low-profile (it's barely wider at the edges than the sides of my iPhone X), nice and grippy on the top and bottom, and has performed more than adequately attached to a 5-port charging hub. There are other "entry level" chargers on the market that will probably hold up and perform just as well that clock in just a bit less pricey, but by and large, it's a solid performer and worth the purchase even if you can't find it on sale at the time. Be advised that for those of you looking to use this at night, the charging LED runs all the way around the bottom circumference of the charger--it's blue, it pulses when it's charging, and it's bright. BUT REJOICE...there's a hidden pressure switch under the rubber non-slip ring on the bottom; gently press the charger down--even when it's already sitting on the tabletop with a phone in place--and the light will go off while the charging continues in the background (there's even a reassuring little "click" of the switch to let you know you've done it right). I almost returned the charger at first because the bright charging light was keeping me awake in bed--I moved it to my office before I even realized that the LED had an off switch. Now that I know, it's definitely a keeper!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There might be a better option, but...

    Posted
    R111
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    Overall, this works great. It's not the fastest one available nor is it the least expensive; however, the construction seems somewhat durable. I like the nonslip surface on the top and small Anker brand logo in the middle, blue LED ring backlight when charging, and what looks like a carbon fiber edge. (I'm not sure if it is!) Charging: Sufficient. I had the Samsung Gen 1 charger for my Galaxy, and it charged like a snail. I'm using an iPhone 8 with this product, and it works fine when I'm sitting at the computer working for extended periods of time. Cost: It's rather expensive. I bought this on sale for $29.00 plus tax. The regular price was much higher. In searching the internet, I found some others from Anker that are less expensive and newer. Given the opportunity, I would try another one, but I'm not sure if the build quality would be equal. In conclusion, I like this charger enough not to return it. I carry it in my bag to work and use it in place of the standard charging cable. The convenience of not having to plug my phone in at my desk is priceless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!

    Posted
    lilsassy
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    I just purchased my first phone capable of wireless charging, and this is my first wireless charger, so I have no other experience to compare it to. It doesn't charge nearly as fast as the wired charger that came with my phone, but it's adequate for my needs. I charge my phone with this charger while sitting at my computer for a couple of hours in the evenings. It's not too big, and has a nice textured surface to prevent easy slippage. It charges flawlessly through my Ringke case and has not been picky about connecting even if I do not have the phone perfectly centered. As other have mentioned, the cord is pretty short. Mine is on my computer desk plugged into my surge protector which is also on my desk, so it works for me. If I were using it on my nightstand overnight and having to stretch it to a wall outlet, it probably wouldn't reach. The blue light ring pulses slowly while charging and I do not find it to be too bright. It gets warm while charging, but not overly hot. I would definitely buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, does what it says!

    Posted
    Warren
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    Bought this when it was on sale. It did take a while to get it shipped, over a couple weeks. Plugged the unit in, and tested it with my iPhone X, and it worked well. My only area for improvement is in the positioning of the phone in order to make it charge. The phone really needs to be dead center in order to connect. Because of this, I had to remove my Popsocket. It does not work with a Popsocket, placed in a lower position. Maybe it would work if I had the iPhone X Max, but my X leaves no room for a Popsocket on this unit. I must say that I was very pleased that this wireless charger did connect through my thick Otterbox Defender case. Good job on that! Overall, for under $20, it is a good choice. I will also say that it would be nice to have a slightly longer USB power cable for my uses. I think it is a 3’ cable. It barely reaches and sits on top of my nightstand. A 4’ cable would be better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good

    Posted
    Ace1
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    My plug to charge the phone was worn out. I decided to get one of these wireless. It was between Samsung or this one. The reviews were about the same but it was mentioned that the Samsung was finicky to connect and charge. Samsung also cost more. This charger has worked perfect for two weeks so far. It has a glowing light that can be shut off. It charges my phone every night with no problems. But it only gets 4 stars because the cord is kind of short for me to run and plug into the wall outlet. And speaking of that, it does not come with a wall outlet plug. It only had a USB plug. Good thing I had a spare plug, make sure it is 5w (2amp). I think some of the people who had problems with this charger did not have the proper plugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Affordable Wireless Charger

    Posted
    AbeFromanOfChicago
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    This wireless charger was a great value compared to others at the time I purchased. It works well with an iPhone XS and is not as finicky as some other models with placement to charge the phone. It has a glowing/pulsating light underneath that helps to know that charging is taking place. There is a simple button underneath to turn off that glow if it bothers you at night. Please keep in mind that this does not include the wall charger and has a fairly short cable. I already had the wall power supply and longer cable, but others may need to factor that into the overall cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's dark in my bedroom again!

    Posted
    CHill
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    The previous wireless chargers I've had lit up the entire room while charging my device. The ability to turn the light off on this one, and it also being a Deal of the day sold me. The blue ring on this one is so subtle that I don't need to use this feature, but it's nice to have the ability to do so. It has a flat ring of rubber around the top of the charger to keep your phone from being bumped off. I have cats and have had my phone knocked off the charger. The ring on this one seems big enough and has enough resistance to hopefully keep that from happening. Great purchase, this one is a must if you've had these issues out of previous wireless charges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Alright, but has a few issues...

    Posted
    X4CTO
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    I really liked the idea of wireless charging and these were on sale so my wife and I bought a couple of them to try out when we bought our new iPhones. I like the build quality and design of this product, but when I tried using them they got way too hot on both the pad and at the charger plug as well. Needless to say, this DID NOT give me warm fuzzies, just way too warm electronics, so I returned them and bought something that does give me warm fuzzies, extra storage for my iOS devices. HAHA. I'll try wireless charging again, but just not with these units honestly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with this charger

    Posted
    AmyS

    I wasn't initially planning on buying a wireless charger for my new iPhone because they were expensive and I didn't see the need. However, I found this in store on sale and I was already buying 2 accessories for my daughter's new phone, so I got the extra discount BB offers bringing it to a very reasonable price. I would say it's little on the slow side but it does work well and I only use it when charging overnight so it suits my needs. One thing I really like about it is the blue ring is on the bottom and pretty subtle so it's doesn't make your room glow and keep you awake. Overall, I'm very happy with this and will probably buy another in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Price

    Posted
    TheWedge
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    I saw the Anker - PowerPort 5W Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad on sale for $10.00 and caught my attention right away. I was looking for something that can sit on my desk while at work. It does the job well! For the price and situation, it meets my needs and charges my phone while I listen to music. I would not expect this to be suitable for a fast charge need. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a cheap charger that will be there for an extended period of time. I see this being good for a nightstand while sleeping as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for overnight charging

    Posted
    JHawk
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    This wireless charging pad does what it’s intended to do just at an extremely slow pace! It’s great if you want to put your phone down and won’t need to pick it up for hours. For a normal charge use your lightning cable, if charging overnight this is perfect and you won’t even notice how long it takes to get to 100%. Using an iPhone XR and 10 watt AC adapter. For the price paid I’m pleased with it. At the end of the day it allows me to take advantage of a cool new feature an I honestly don’t mind the minor flaw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    Oskeezy
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    Overall a good product, it's simple, no frills, has a blue light ring around the base to let you know when its charging and is small and portable. This charger was fairly inexpensive when comparing to other options and does the same thing. Its 5W rating makes it charge slowly so I don't find myself using this often, additionally with a sturdy 'Otterbox' case this has no problem charging. If I were to buy it again I would go for a higher output model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work great, quick charger

    Posted
    RaoulP
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    I wasn't expecting lightening-fast speeds with this 5W charger, but qualitatively at least, this product charges plenty fast, I don't perceive its slow at all, as some other reviewers have noted. The Tech21 Evo case on my iPhone doesn't appear to interfere with charging at all, haven't even tried to charge without the case on, works great as it is. We'll see how this charger fares over time, but so far its great. Once again, Best Buy Deal of the Day scores!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, no wall adapter.

    Posted
    CowboyT
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    Product is as advertised. It wirelessly charges my Samsung Galaxy S8+, even while enclosed in an Otterbox Commuter series case. The charge is a little slow, but I don't have any other wireless chargers to make a comparison. That might just be wireless charging in general. My only complaint is that it does not come with a USB-to-wall power adapter. It comes with a USB cord and the unit itself, but no plug to actually power the unit. Seems like that should be standard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Charging Pads

    Posted
    Meshach
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    I love these things. I bought four of them for around the house and at work. They charge the devices in a reasonable time without getting hot...sure it’s warm but not hot. We were skeptical about wireless charging at first but after getting these we are very pleased. I wish they would have included a 5V charger for the unit. It only comes with the cable and pad but no charger. The blue light can be turned off if you please but it doesn’t bother us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase

    Posted
    Lynn
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    Good purchase It charges fairly quickly And it’s nice to have the option not to plug in your device to be charged. The only negative thing about this charger is sometimes you have to move it around until u see the blue light indicating charge ,that maybe user error but it’s a keeper. Got this as a deal of the day and the price was awesome $12.99, you can’t beat that for a charger for my iPhoneXR

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and Simple

    Posted
    Buzz
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    The wireless charger is simple and convenient to use on your night stand. No fumbling around with cables in the dark and the blue glow makes it easy to find. When done with the call or text just place it down on the charger. A perfect solution for those that need ready access to their phone at night. Your phone is always charged when you wake and off you go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

    Posted
    callmeageeth
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    This is a nice little charger that's a good price. I like how the ring of light at base is blue when charging and green when done charging. BUT, note that the light can be bright in a dark bedroom, so I would caution you if you're going to put it on your nightstand. It doesn't light the room by any means, but if you're sensitive to any light in your room, it will bother you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and set up

    Posted
    DrColdHands
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    The product works like it is supposed to. I needed to check more carefully because my case is too thick to get a charge. (iPhone XR with Handl case). The blue light showing active charging could be annoying for overnight use, but the instructions say it can be turned off. I got it for $13 on a deal of the day, so I think I will get enough use to justify that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slow charge, stopped charging when left overnight

    Posted
    MikeI
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    Wasn't sure how slow a 5W wireless charge was until I used this one. I left my phone to charge from 30-ish% overnight for approx. 6 hours and when I woke up the phone charging light was not on and my phone percentage was at 92%. Not sure if it was a loosening of the cable port or if the pad stopped working. I will be returning both of the chargers I purchased.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend