Wireless charging is the talk of the town with quite a few phones, including the new Apple iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the new variants) supporting this new charging tech. And hence it’s only natural that the power bank you use should support wireless charging. One of the main advantages is that you do not have to carry a power cable with you when you want to juice your phone on the go. Just stick your phone to the power bank, and it’ll do its job of replenishing the charge on your iPhone.
By default, most iPhones support a maximum wireless charging of 7.5-watt, and the power bank you pick to buy should at least support the said wattage. Apart from that, it should also bundle other ports and connectors.
Wireless charging is generally slow, and at times, it may take hours before you see your iPhone’s battery reach 100%. Hence, if you want to have to top it up quickly, the other ports (preferably a USB-C port with Power Delivery) will help you get there.
On that note, here are some of the best wireless charging power banks out there for your Apple iPhone. But before that,
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1. Kenu BingeBank 10000 mAh Power Bank
The crux of the BingeBank power bank is the small 2.4-inch nano-suction grip at the front. Though it may be small, this nifty pad prevents phones from slipping, especially when they vibrate. This nifty power bank bundles a slew of features, including 18W charging over the USB-C PD (which also is used for charging the power bank) and a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible USB-A port. It measures roughly 6.3 x 4.17 x 1.26 inches, and these dimensions make it portable and convenient to carry around.
Combing the right ports and the battery capacity means you can also use it to charge your MacBook Pro or other compatible USB-C laptops (slow charging) and compatible Android phones.
The wireless charging speed is decent, and you needn’t push any extra buttons for it to initiate. All you need to do is place your iPhone on the pad, and it will be taken care of.
As per the folks at The Wirecutter folks, the BingeBank could refill an iPhone 11 from 0 to 15-percent in 30 minutes and to 31-percent in about an hour. Quite naturally, the convenience of leaving the power cable comes at a cost, and in this case, it’s the speed.
The good news is that you can trust the 18W USB-C port to do its job if you want to juice your iPhone quickly.
Besides the nifty little pad at the front, it also includes a folding stand at the front. This feature comes into the picture when you want a handsfree arrangement while watching movies and TV shows. The best part is that it works both the portrait mode as well as in the vertical mode
This wireless power bank weighs around 12.7 ounces.
2. Aukey Wireless 10000mAh Portable Charger
Another power bank with wireless charging is the 10000mAh Aukey Wireless charger. It has a single USB-C port and a USB-A port, and like its counterpart above, the USB-C port is equipped with Power Delivery, while the USB-A port supports Quick Charge 3.0. When it comes to wireless charging, this device delivers output at 5W, 7.5W, 10W, making it perfect for the Apple iPhones and other phones that support wireless charging.
Though it doesn’t have the suction power as the device above, the matte polish on the Aukey Wireless charger is good enough to prevent your iPhone from falling over. It’s not as effective as the pad mentioned above. However, it gets the job done.
There’s a nifty holder at the back that allows you to prop the phone as per your choice angle. The stand is stable and durable and doesn’t skid or fall off when the phone vibrates.
The wireless charging speed is decent, and so is the time the power bank needs to charge itself. At the same time, Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0 makes wired charging fast and quick.
The LED indicators on the side indicated the charge left on the device.
3. Anker PowerCore
Another power bank with a 10,000mAh battery is the Anker PowerCore. It has a slim and compact design which makes it convenient to carry it on your hands. However, the wireless charging speed is a little slow since it supports 5W charging. Other than that, two USB-A ports deliver a cumulative power of 12W.
The Anker PowerCore costs nearly the same as the two devices above, and it seems to do its job well to an extent. For example, you can charge your iPhone without any wire. Or, you can use wired and wireless charging both at the same time.
Lastly, the 10,000mAh battery capacity proves to be enough for regular usage, provided you remember to keep the power bank charged.
However, if you are an advanced user, there are some limitations. For example, you need to press a button to initiate wireless charging. While it’s not much of an ask, it proves to be a bottleneck, especially if you are a forgetful person.
Secondly, the USB-A ports do not support Quick Charging, and the total power of 12W may not be enough if you want fast charging. On the bright side, if you can survive with slow charging, this $35 power bank is a good buy. More importantly, it’s small and weighs just 7.4 ounces.
4. Ampere Full Circle
If you are looking for a unique wireless power bank for your iPhone, you can’t go wrong with the Ampere Full Circle power bank. Not only does it have a unique design, thanks to its teardrop design, but you can also wirelessly charge the power bank. This device comes with 15W wireless input. Now, that’s quite something.
Speaking of wireless charging, this one packs a 10W wireless output. The device is cleverly designed and has a large charging pad. This pad packs three wireless charging coils. So even if your phone moves slightly, it will still receive the needed power.
The pad is flanked by anti-slip rings so that your phone doesn’t fall off when charging. Plus, the slightly raised means you can see all your phone’s notifications and even Netflix shows and movies without any issues.
Apart from the above, the Ampere Full Circle has a USB-A output and an 18W USB-C Power Delivery output. The latter comes in good use if you want to charge your phones on the go.
However, this power bank is not without its share of issues. For one, the unique shape means you won’t be able to hold it in your hands as easily as you would hold a device with a flat design. Secondly, if you place the phone and the power bank in your backpack to charge, the raised platform may cause the phone to dislodge.
It’s offered in five colors. The black and yellow combo looks great.
With the rise of phones and other gadgets supporting wireless charging, the number of power banks supporting the same will only go up. The only thing you need to make sure before buying is to see if the said device lets you charge your Apple Watch wirelessly.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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