Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where there were no wires at all? All those ugly cords hanging behind TVs and skirting baseboards distract the eye and take away from your perfectly laid out minimalist paradise, arrogantly daring you to try to live without them.
Well, nuts to you, cords, ’cause we’ve got wireless charging now. Check out our picks for best wireless charging pads you can buy today. Some are handsomely made, some practical, and some inexpensive, but all work well enough that taking any one of these home will make you a cord-cutting king and wireless winner.
AUKEY 10W Wireless Charging Pad – $29
Super slim, super sleek, and super relaxing thanks to its cool blue hue, Aukey’s 10W Wireless charging pad will juice up your Fast Charging-enabled Samsung phones, along with any other device with wireless charging capabilities, such as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Oh, and it’ll look good while doing it.
Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Pad – $29
Samsung’s Qi Wireless Charging Pad is ready to go out of the box and is capable of charging all Qi compatible smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. If the flat version of this doesn’t do much for your, there’s also an inclined option, which let’s you use your phone while charging is in progress.
Mophie Wireless Charging Base – $50
Optimized for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus, and iPhone X, the Mophie Wireless Charging Base offers super high-speed wireless charging with up to 7.5W of power. The rubberized exterior coating of the pad provides a non-slip place for your phone to rest while it’s rejuvenating.
IKEA Nordmärke Charging Pad – $18
If you’ve already got a lot of IKEA stuff in your house, then this little guy will feel right at home. IKEA’s Nordmarke Charging Pad is simple: It will charge your phone as long as it possesses Qi wireless charging technology. That’s it. Simple.
Case-Mate Wireless Power Pad – $60
For many of us suffering from smartphone addiction, we just can’t keep our hands off our phones long enough for them to reach the ever-elusive 100 percent battery level. With Case-Mate’s Wireless Power Pad and its clever standing-at-attention design, you can keep chasing the dragon, even while the phone powering up.
GroveMade Wireless Charging Pad – $79
GroveMade creates some of the best-designed office and tech products of the past few years. We still love the desk shelf system, and the Wireless Charging Pad is one of our favorites thanks to the cork surface (meaning no scratches and no slip for your precious baby) and a cord hiding system beneath the pad (but we’re not sure why you’d want to do that, since it’s beautiful and wrapped in red cloth).
Yootech Wireless Charger – $15
Let’s be honest: We have all unboxed new piece of technology only to discover we did not read the fine print and our newly purchased wonder-tech isn’t compatible with our device/system/wireless router. Not so with Yootech’s well-reviewed wireless charging pad. It works with all Qi wireless charging-enabled devices and does it for only $15. You can’t ask for much more than that.