Best wireless chargers for your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch too

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Best wireless chargers for iPhone
There are plenty of good wireless chargers, but here are Cult of Mac’s favorites.
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Wireless charging can really help keep your iPhone topped off and ready to go. Every model since the iPhone 8 supports it, and Cult of Mac brings you our list of the best wireless chargers available today.

This includes multi-device models too, for everyone who needs power up an Apple Watch or AirPods too.

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Why you should, or shouldn’t, go wireless

Wireless charging is as simple as dropping your iPhone or AirPods Wireless Charging Case on a mat. Current will start flowing immediately through inductive charging, without the need to plug in a cable. Do this when you’re ready for bed and your phone will be ready in the morning. Or keep your handset on your desk while you work and it’ll always be charged when you need it.

Just be aware that wireless charging doesn’t work through very rugged cases. Or through the Apple Card.

Your phone will get power about as quickly as the standard iPhone charger. Those looking for a faster way to charge their device should consider a powerful USB-C charger instead.

Best single-device wireless chargers

Those with just one device device that supports inductive charging can get a simple charger. Here are Cult of Mac’s favorites among these basic options.

Satechi Wireless Charger V2

Satechi Wireless Charger V2
Satechi’s is a good starter charging puck..
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The simplest, cheapest option is a wireless charging mat. There are tons to choose from, but we tested the Satechi Wireless Charger V2 and found it to be well built and reliable.

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Buy from: Amazon

 

Belkin Boost Up Charge Wireless Charging Stand

Belkin Boost Up Charge Wireless Charging Stand review
Belkin Boost Up Charge can wirelessly power your iPhone while it’s playing a movie.
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A charging stand holds your iPhone up so you can use it while the battery is being replenished. The Belkin Boost Up Charge Wireless Charging Stand is one of the few of these that lets you charge your handset in either portrait or landscape orientation.

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Buy from: Amazon

 

Twelve South HiRise Wireless

Twelve South HiRise Wireless
The HiRise Wireless is so well designed it actually makes your desk look better.
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The Twelve South HiRise Wireless is the best-looking charging stand we’ve seen. It’s something that’ll add style to any desk, and charge your iPhone, too. Plus, its charging mat can be removed for use when you’re traveling.

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Buy from: Amazon

 

Best multi-device wireless chargers

More Apple devices than just the iPhone support inductive charging. There’s also the Apple Watch and the AirPods Wireless Charging Case. And, of course, many families have multiple iPhones. Cult of Mac prepared this list of our favorite multi-device wireless chargers.

Choetech Dual Wireless Fast Charger

Choetech Dual Wireless Fast Charger
Is a five-coil wireless charger bananas?
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If a mat has multiple charging coils, it can send power to more than one device. The Choetech Dual Wireless Fast Charger can handle two iPhones at once — just put them side by side.

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Buy from: Amazon

 

Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System

Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System review
Scosche BaseLynx is one system, but it lets you mix and match the types of chargers you need.
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Families that have an array of iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs can turn to the Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System, a clutter-free way to power them all. It’s made up of modules, each designed to charge a different type of device. You can mix and match as appropriate.

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Buy from: Apple — $39.95 – $69.95

 

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods
Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can handle iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at once.
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The Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad has special places for three very popular Apple products: iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. It‘s compact, works well and looks good. And there’s a simpler version that can just handle two devices.

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Buy from: Apple — $139.95