Video: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone at 7.5W


The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.

The previous chargers from Anker could support up to 10W of charging on Android devices, but the iPhone was still limited to 5W.

When the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X launched, they only supported 5W of power using Qi. It wasn’t until iOS 11.2 was released that the latest iPhones could take advantage of up to 7.5W of power.

The new devices, which were first previewed at CES in January, come in a new white finish.

Both the new charging pad, and the charging stand come with a white micro USB cable and a power brick.

The included power brick is a nice QuickCharge 3.0 wall adapter, which is capable of fast charging certain Android handsets. Anker usually sells these by themselves for around $15.

Charging Pad

Between the two, the charging pad got the most overhaul from the original wireless chargers from Anker.

It has a new built-in fan which is nearly silent. It helps keep the charger cool, as well as to prevent slowdowns from high heat.

The top has a nice soft-touch finish which not only feels good but prevents your phone from sliding around the top.

Charging Stand

The charging stand is my favorite between the two, though it is largely unchanged from the original, minus the new color.

The charging stand takes up considerably less real estate on your desk and makes it easier to view notifications when they come in. And, if you have an iPhone X, even better, Because the phone is face up, it is able to be unlocked through Face ID without the necessity of you having to pick up the phone or lean over awkwardly.

Check them out

You can pick up either of the two wireless chargers now, directly from Amazon.

The charging pad is the cheaper of the two, running $45.99. The PowerWave 7.5 Charging Stand has a slight premium at $49.99.

At the moment, Anker is running a 15 percent off promotion to celebrate the launch, but it won’t be around for long.

If neither of these are your style, be sure to check out our previous wireless charging roundup for more ideas.



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