Two companies just unveiled portable batteries that include built-in wireless chargers.
The Mophie Powerstation Hub also includes built-in foldable AC power prongs. The Kenu BingeBank, on the other hand, sports a kickstand so it props up your iPhone while charging.
Mophie Powerstation Hub
Mophie designed its latest powerbank to function as a wall outlet hub at home or office, then charge multiple devices on the go.
“Featuring a hub that requires only one AC plug to charge up to three devices, and a portable battery with USB-C PD and wireless charging capabilities, the Powerstation Hub offers multiple forms of power when you need it most,” said Robert Johnson, general manager for Mophie.
The 6,000mAh Powerstation Hub includes two USB-A ports (one Quick Charge 3.0 15W port, and one 5W port). There’s a single USB-C PD port (18W input/output), plus Qi-compatible wireless charging (5W output).
This Mophie external battery is available now for $99.95.
Kenu’s mobile wireless charger puts an emphasis on binge-watching movies or video chatting, thanks to a stand that can hold this 10,000mAh battery up in portrait or landscape mode. A pad on the front is designed to hold a handset in place.
In addition to Qi charging, the BingeBank has an 18W PD USB-C port and a USB-A port with QuickCharge 3.0.
Kenu’s price for this new accessory is $59.95.
Anyone interested in either should read our review of the Uniq HydeAir, a 10,000mAh powerbank with wireless charging and a phone stand.