Around four to five years ago, wireless charging was the future. A whole suite of Android flagships came with the feature built on, or you could buy cases that would convert the device into a wirelessly charged one. Apple didn’t quite follow suit, and for some weird reason, the wireless charging passion seemed to disappear. Till last year, when Apple jumped into the wireless charging arena itself with the iPhone X. Predictably, wireless charging is back on the Android agenda, and everything from the Samsung devices all the way to Huawei are now featuring wireless charging. In fact, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can even act as a wireless charger itself! As we were reviewing the device, we took the opportunity to look at the RAVPower Wireless Charger as well.
RAVPower Wireless Charger – features
- Lifetime Warranty: RAVPower is guaranteed to provide 100% satisfaction guarantee and friendly customer service – if you are not completely satisfied with the products, we will be glad to give you a replacement or a refund.
- Universal Qi Wireless Charging Pad: 10W fast charge for Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 / Note 8; or standard 5W recharge for iPhone X / 8 Plus / 8 and non-fast charge phones.
- Simplified Charging: Connect to a 15W or higher QC2.0 / QC3.0 adapter for fast charge; powers non-Qi enabled devices when equipped with a Qi receiver; does not charge through metal cases or cases thicker than 3 mm
- Charging Made Safer: Fully protected against overcharge, overcurrent, overvoltage, and high temperature; comes with RAVPower’s comprehensive lifetime warranty after register
- Compact & Stable: Lightweight wireless charging pad stays in place with anti-slip rubber pad and bottom silicone rim
In the box
- Wireless Charging pad
- USB to Micro USB cable
Note that the wall charger is not included with this device.
Look and feel
The device itself is a basic pad, not that different from the size of a coaster. Both top and bottom have anti-slip attachments, ensuring neither the device nor any phone on top will easily slip off once placed on it.
The front has an LED that gives you the device status (on/charging/error) and the back has the micro USB port, and some holes which are probably there to vent if needed.
The LED does come on when you power it on, but with no device on it, it will turn off. When you do place your phone on it, it will go green to indicate a good charge or red to indicate errors.
The usage is pretty simple. Just pop your device on it, and see it charge. It really is that simple.
The performance will vary depending on your device, as well as the USB charger you use with it. It recommends to use a 2.1A charger, which is pretty typical these days. You can also use a 9V charger, if you have one.
Similarly, if you have a Quick Charge device, it can charge up to 10W. However, something like the iPhone X will only charge at 5W, ie a lot slower.
Overall, not much to complain. It just works.
It must be mentioned that the charging speed of this device will always be a lot slower than a wired charge.
More information and buying options
If you buy it directly via their website, you can get 30% of this device by using the bonus code: oxgWirels
You can head to the RavPower Website to buy it and find out more about it. It retails for only $12.99.
If you are based in the UK, you can get it for £12.99 from their Amazon store.
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