The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus may be incremental upgrades from the previous generation, but they’ve brought some new capabilities. The glass body makes wireless charging available for the first time (welcome to 2017, Apple!). Apple’s new devices, in fact, support fast wireless charging and is based on the Qi standard. Here are a handful of wireless chargers you can get for your spanking new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus right now.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charger
Belkin has a long-standing relationship with Apple, developing myriad accessories and add-ons for Apple devices throughout the years. The Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charger features a 7.5W transmitter coil which makes charging faster compared to a standard 5W coil. Also, the pad has a fan-less design for silent charging operation and is compatible with most phone cases with the thickness of up to 3mm. A visual feature is an LED light to indicate effective charging. Prices for the Belkin Boost Up wireless charger is USD59.95 (MYR251.65).
Mophie Wireless Charging Base
Mophie’s pad features a fast charge capacity of 7.5W and has a 360 degree rubberised TPU coating on the pad base. The base of the charging pad is also electroplated, ensuring effective charging wherever you place your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. So, you can place your iPhone on any corner of the pad and charging will be activated. The price for the Mophie Wireless Charging Base is USD59.95 (MYR251.65).
Nillkin Magic Mask III (Fast Charge Edition)
Another brand worth considering is Nillkin with their Magic Disk III (Fast Charge Edition). It features a whopping 10W fast wireless charging capacity, the fastest amongst the collection featured here. Also, a blue LED light that extends along the entire ring of the pad indicate when charging is in progress. Available in black, white, and brown with a leather base pad, the wireless charging pad is priced at USD22.94 (MYR96.45).
IKEA Wireless Charging Pads
Unbeknownst to many, the world’s most famous home furnishings company has been making wireless charging-capable accessories for several years. Labeled as the Nordmarke and Varv, these IKEA wireless charging accessories are priced from (converted to MYR) MYR170.15 all the way up to MYR340.31.
AirPower, but not right now
Another offering that will be available soon comes from Apple itself. The Cupertino company has its own upcoming wireless charging pad called AirPower. The said product will be available in the US by 2018. No indicative pricing has been released at this point. A stand out feature of the AirPower is the ability to charge up to three devices. So, charging your iPhone, iWatch and AirPods will be a lot easier.