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Top Qi wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus UK

Written by  Nov 09, 2017
The iPhone has finally joined the Qi charging game, Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, with a conductive charging receiver hidden beneath

Apple has been late catching up with its rivals, but now that they gave caught up means that we're sure to see more advancement in wireless charging accessories in the relatively near future.

Like the majority of other wireless charging phones, the new iPhone models use the standard Qi charging technology. While they're compatible with pretty much every Qi charger out there, they do use a different wattage to other phones. This means you're going to need an optimised charger with 7.5W compatibility to get the most out of the new iPhone's wireless power capability.

7.5W Wireless Chargers for iPhone

Belkin BoostUp

belkin boostup wireless pad

Belkin had announced a new charging plate just in time for the iPhones. The Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad is round and flat, with a grippy rubber ring in the centre, again to ensure you slippery glass phone doesn't fall off. It can also charge through cases up to 3mm thick, and supports 7.5W faster charging for devices that support it.

Price: £54.99 amazon uk

Apple

airpower

Obviously, Apple announced its own brand accessory for charging its Qi-powered devices (not available yet). It's called AirPower and it can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneuously (providing you have the new wireless charging capable AirPods case).

Price: TBA, but likely won't be available until the beginning of 2018.

RAVPower fast wireless charger

ravpower base

The RAVPower wireless charging base supports Apple's 7.5W charging, and is capable of delivering up to 10W for other devices that support it. It's also a simple, flat disc-shaped device that lies flat and has an "anti-skid" silicone ring to stop devices sliding off.

Price: £52.99 from amazon uk

Below 7.5W Wireless Chargers

Mophie Powerstation Wireless

mophie wireless

Unlike the other wireless chargers on the list, this Mophie Powerstation Wireless is also a back up battery pack, so you can take it with you when you travel, or lug it around in your backpack or handbag all day. When full, it's completely wireless and uses the internal battery to refuel your wireless charging iPhone. It's a 10,000mAh battery, so should be enough to give you two or three full charges before you need to plug it in again.

See current price on Amazon.co.uk 

Belkin

Belking Qi charger

The pre existing Belkin Qi charger is less powerful, but much cheaper than the newly announced Belkin Boost Up charger. Like most of the others on the list, you lie your phone flat, and the surface is slightly grippy in order to stop slippage.

Price: £29.99 from amazon uk

Satechi

Satechi-Wireless-Charging-Pad

The most attractive wireless charger in our list, the Satechi have spent the time on the design and looks. It's a gorgeous glossy flat disc with a metallic aluminium finish around the edges. It's not expensive either and will look right at home on any bedside table, and matches all the iPhone 8 finishes.

Price: £34.99 from amazon uk

FurniQi

FurniQi-wireless-charging-side-table

If your tastes are for something that doesn't require an extra item sat on your desk or side table, you could just buy a table with the charger built in. FurniQi is exactly that: a small wooden side table with a built-in pad for wireless charging. A novel but useful option.

Price: £199.99 from amazon uk

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