Sleek wireless charger has your iPhone covered in 3 ways [Review]

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Review of RapidX MyPort wireless charger
It's a wireless charging stand as well as a stand-in for on-the-go charging.
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Many wireless chargers are designed to serve three mobile devices. The RapidX MyPort is made to selflessly serve one device in three different ways.

MyPort is first a smartphone stand to wirelessly charge your iPhone. But the vertical charging element has a restless side. It begs to be detached from the base to travel as a companion to your iPhone. It works as a portable wireless charger. And, with its two USB ports (one USB-A, one USB-C), it becomes a quick-charging wired power bank.

These stocking stuffers are the perfect gift for tech lovers

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You don't have to give a big gift to make someone's holiday memorable with these great stocking stuffers.
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The holidays are near, and the season of gift-giving is here. Finding that perfect something for your loved ones can be tricky, but sometimes it’s the little things that really make the difference.

Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, a secret Santa gift or you just need something quick and easy, these are five excellent gift ideas to point you in the right direction.

Pebbled leather makes Courant Carry a luxury wireless powerbank [Review]

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The Courant Carry is both gorgeous and highly functional.
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The Courant Carry is a lightweight and sleek phone powerbank that holds 8,000mAh. Even better, it’s wrapped in pebble-grain Italian leather so it looks outstanding, which is very important for an accessory intended to be carried everywhere.

It can wirelessly charge every iPhone released since 2017. And the Carry itself can be charged without cables.

Does the functionality of this external battery live up the the appearance? Read on to find out.

Ikea’s dirt-cheap wireless charger is elusive for a reason [Review]

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The Livboj is under there somewhere.
The Livboj is under there somewhere.
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This is the Livboj, an inexpensive but hard-to-find Qi charging pad from Ikea. Last week, I visited my local Ikea to stock up on frozen cinnamon buns. I got lost, and found a stack of these amazing devices instead.

Despite its dirt-cheap price tag of 5 euros ($5.50), the Livboj is pretty great. So far I’ve experienced none of the problems other people report from far-more-expensive Qi pads. You should snap up one of these elusive chargers — if you’re lucky enough to spot one.

Save 20% on this mountable charging pad + case for iPhone

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Make your iPhone easily accessibly while it's charging.
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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could slap your iPhone on the wall while it’s charging? You can with the magnificent mountable wireless charging pad from Xvida.

Built-in magnets inside the pad grab onto Xvida’s companion case for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max to form a super-secure grip. And you can save big on both products today!

Belkin gives wireless charging an innovative boost [Review]

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Belkin Boost Up Charge Wireless Charging Stand review
Belkin Boost Up Charge can wirelessly power your iPhone while its playing a movie.
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Wireless charging stands hold your iPhone up so you can easily see the display while the handset is getting power. Belkin has a model that improves on the whole concept: it can charge your device when it’s propped up in either portrait or landscape mode.

Apple liked the design enough to add it to the Apple Store. See what we think in our review.

Apple Card and wireless charging don’t play well together

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A wireless charger can’t send power to this iPhone through an Apple Card.
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The end might be near for iPhone cases with slots to hold credit cards now that the Apple Card is starting to roll out. Not because this new credit card will make them unnecessary, but because tests by Cult of Mac show that putting an Apple Card in one of these wallet cases blocks the iPhone inside from wireless charging.

Fans of this type of case will need to decide how much they want Apple’s new credit card, or if they‘re willing to give up on wireless charging.

This is the most beautiful multi-device wireless charger we’ve ever seen [Review]

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The Courant Catch:2 is simultaneously gorgeous and extremely functional.
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Like the AirPower charger Apple wasn’t able to deliver, the Courant Catch:2 can wirelessly send power to multiple devices placed anywhere on its charging mat — there’s no need to carefully arrange them. Plus, this accessory truly looks like the luxury product it is, with a handsome leather exterior.

Power through my review of this just-released product, which I tested with recent and older iPhones.

Pick the wireless charger that’s best for you [Deals]

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Browse our top four favorite wireless charging accessories.
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Wireless charging is becoming the new normal. If you own a Qi-compatible device, you’ll want a wireless charger that meets your needs, so we rounded up four of our favorites.

From wirelessly charging three devices at once to charging your phone while you drive, we’ve got the wireless chargers you’re looking for.